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    I am graduating this summer and so will be moving out of my current student accommodation, however my long-term partner is continuing for one more year to do a Masters at the same university. We have both decided to move into our own place in the local area together (we already live together but with others too, so it seems like the natural step).
    I understand the council tax situation, which is no bother, however my main worry is that letting agencies will not look kindly on our situation, in that neither of our incomes will be the "standard" agencies look for i.e. his income is student loan (max amount) with a part-time job, and mine will be (hopefully) a full-time job.

    I am worried that we will be stuck with normal agencies not wanting us as tenants due to my partner being a student, but student landlords turning us down due to me no longer being a student!

    Any advice?
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    Disucss it with landlords. You're worried about being turned down one way or another but have you actually discussed it with landlords and found out what they would prefer? It's a perfectly legitimate situation and neither one of you is in a position where you can't pay rent. Disucss it with student and non-student aimed accommodation and see what they say. Each one will handle it differently.
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    (Original post by HGP)
    I am graduating this summer and so will be moving out of my current student accommodation, however my long-term partner is continuing for one more year to do a Masters at the same university. We have both decided to move into our own place in the local area together (we already live together but with others too, so it seems like the natural step).
    I understand the council tax situation, which is no bother, however my main worry is that letting agencies will not look kindly on our situation, in that neither of our incomes will be the "standard" agencies look for i.e. his income is student loan (max amount) with a part-time job, and mine will be (hopefully) a full-time job.

    I am worried that we will be stuck with normal agencies not wanting us as tenants due to my partner being a student, but student landlords turning us down due to me no longer being a student!

    Any advice?
    Like Ascel says email some agencies, tell them your situation and household income, that way you know if they'll accept you or not before getting disappointed once you've looked at houses.
 
 
 
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