How to remain in control
From a landlord’s perspective, if the letting process becomes unnecessarily complicated then don't be frightened to pull out. If your prospective tenants fail to pay you a deposit on time, are less than forthcoming with references, change the goalposts on the starting date, announce that granny is moving or they have a pet etc. these are warning signs of a tenancy that is unlikely to be plain sailing! My advice is to withdraw your offer and go back to the drawing board by looking for a new tenant. It is far better to do this now, rather than have the nagging doubt once they are in.
Above all else Remember Prevention is better than Cure.
As one wise doctor once said….
Exercise your right to be in Control!
Next Week: Is your Tenant Mad, Sad or Bad?