Landlord Reference

(6 Posts)
ISeeSmallPeople Thu 07-Feb-13 12:03:44

I'd write on it that he was family so usual rules don't apply!
However, he's always been honest & reliable, & the place is in good condition & you fully expect it to be left that way too.

Charleymouse Thu 07-Feb-13 10:51:44

Thank-you for the advice,reference now completed with all relevant details.
Cheers

Cosmosim Wed 06-Feb-13 20:23:08

What type of trouble? Someone somewhere would have to take legal action against you, which would be costly. So not sure what a realistic (rather than theoretical) trouble you'd be in exactly.

Charleymouse Wed 06-Feb-13 16:20:52

Thank-you specialsubject. That is what my gut was telling me, it was just the form seems very much YES NO not really a telling it like it is sort of form IYSWIM.

specialsubject Wed 06-Feb-13 15:42:52

Apart from 'what would you like if the positions were reversed?' you can be in big trouble for not telling the truth. The fact that you would have him back is good news for him.

tell the truth, add the explanations that you gave in mitigation. Hopefully the new place will take up a smaller percentage of his earnings, and so once he has paid off arrears he can build up some savings for the next time. (because everyone loses their job at some stage)

you should probably also state that there is a family connection.

Charleymouse Wed 06-Feb-13 15:35:51

Help please
I have been asked to provide a landlord reference to a lettings agent for a tenant.
The tenant in question is my DH cousin.
He is currently in arrears (1300) but is making over payment to correct for this. This arose as he lost his job and was unable to pay full rent for a short period of time.
He is paying a reduced amount of rent from the original tenancy agreement due to losing employment for a period of time.

He has given us notice last week and intends to be out sometime in the next few months.
He has a new fridge and washing machine which he is likely to leave behind in lieu of some of the arrears.

The reference asks:
"How much was the monthly rent?" (varied)
"Was it paid promptly and in full for the period of the tenancy" (No)
"Would you relet to these tenants?" (Yes)
and some other details
I have to answer and then sign this and return it.

I do not want to jeopardise his new property but do not want to risk any problems from his future landlords. Any advice or suggestions greatly received.

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