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Finding a house to rent direct from a landlord - please help.

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BertieBotts · 06/10/2009 17:45

I need to find a house to rent fairly quickly. The problem is I will be using the council's deposit bond scheme which most agents will not accept (have found the few who do, but don't have much on their books) and am not having much luck finding any private landlords to rent direct from.

I have looked on gumtree but having phoned them up the listings are all very out of date. The local paper does not have much in. I have been looking in post office windows etc but not finding much at all.

Does anyone have any other suggestions of where to look? Is the rental side of things slow at the moment like the housing market? I don't really know much about how it works.

Thanks for any advice

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BertieBotts · 06/10/2009 21:36

I didn't think about putting a wanted ad up - good idea. The problem is I'm moving out from my partner and he doesn't know so need to keep it secret and not where he will see. I will ask my mum tomorrow if she would be happy to let me put her number on an ad.

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Fizzylemonade · 07/10/2009 10:17

If you are going to set up another email account use the same provider so that if your ex looks at your history you just look like you were in your normal email.

Best of luck to you.

treaclespongeofdeath · 07/10/2009 10:33

Hi Bertie

Whereabouts are you? I know there are a few websites for landlords/tenants who don't want to use agents - we used when we needed tenants for our place, which is a really good website. There are a few others around - houseladder, houseshout, nomoreagents - I don't know how good they are but might be worth a look?

I've seen some of your replies on other threads - I'm really impressed with your strength and courage and am wishing you the best of luck with everything!

BertieBotts · 07/10/2009 14:11

I am in Warwickshire. Have looked for some sites but unless you know names they seem hard to find.

I have put an ad on gumtree with temporary email address

Thanks for those sites treacle, I have had a look through, not much there at the moment but I will check back I think the problem is places are going very quickly.

Thank you all

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