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Was wondering if anybody knows what happens in these situations. We currenty privately rent but have been given notice. The problem is that we are not going to pass the credit check that estate agents use as we are currently paying back loans etc that are on our credit file and we also have several defaults. What happens in this scenrio has anybody had difficulty with this. It is obviously rather concerning for us as we have two small children and are scared we will not be able to find anywhere to rent. There is nobody that can go guarantor for us and we don't have any savings to be able to pay 6 months in advance. Also in our area properties are not very often in the local paper for private rent. Any ideas?

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Contact shelter and council above.


It may still be possible to find somewhere to rent.


Do you both have a job?


Would anyone be able to provide a guarentee for you? This is a big ask of someone but is acceptable to most landlords.



Sorry just read no guarentor.


Be upfront with landlords/agents. Providing you can show you have been paying rent and have a stable job you will be suprised who will accept you. They may ask for employment references and something from your current landlord.


Do speak to shelter and the council though!

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the agents often don't bother checking, despite saying they will. as long as they leave a 'soft footprint' on your credit files then it won't be too detrimental.


also, look for properties that have been on the market for a long time (if any) as they may not be too fussy about credit checks. some private landlords are fine if you can get the deposit together.

Advice and comments posted by The Debt Star reflect only my personal opinion and it is up to you alone to decide what action you should take. You should always seek independent legal advice from your own qualified legal advisor.

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