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Can a landlord ask for 6 months rent upfront?

Can a landlord ask for 6 months rent upfront?

But the National Residential Landlords Association says it advises against big upfront payments. “We would encourage landlords to look for alternatives to asking for high levels of rent upfront. But there is no legal limit on how many months’ rent can be asked for in advance.

How does paying a month’s rent in advance work?

You might be asked to pay 1 to 2 months’ rent before you move in. This is called paying ‘rent in advance’. The actual amount you’II pay will depend on your landlord and your written agreement. By paying your rent in advance you’ll always be paying rent for the month ahead.

Do you pay rent in advance or arrears?

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Rent is payable in arrears, unless specified otherwise in the tenancy agreement. In practice most tenancy agreements set out that rent is to be paid in advance. Rent is payable for the same intervals as the periods of the tenancy, for example weekly or monthly for a weekly or monthly periodic tenancy respectively.

How far in advance can a tenant pay rent?

That additional guarantee can take the form of a guarantor or in some cases, the tenant may offer to pay six, or 12-months’ rent, in advance. In some cases, a prospective tenant may offer a large upfront rental payment upfront because they have savings they had set aside exactly for this situation.

How long do landlords have to give you to rent?

Most tenancies are a minimum of 6 months and if you leave early the landlord is still entitled to all the rent to the end of the fixed term. Anecdotally, some landlords are nervous of people offering 6 (or 12) months up front (usually 6 months rent plus deposit) as they fear cannabis farm or brothel…

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Is it possible to pay 6 months in advance?

The agent take a commission, but once deducted it the rest is rent which belongs to the landlord. Paying 6 months in advance happens all the time, indeed for tenants who doesn’t pass whatever affordability test the agent/LL/insurer come up with. At the same time, you do have to be sure that it’s not a scam.

Should you pay advance rent to get discounted rent?

Paying ahead to get discounted rent. If you are already living in the property and the option comes up to pay advance rent, it should come with a sweetener like reduced rent or some other benefit to you. You are taking a risk by paying upfront.