I had a young fella with superb references and guarantor.
Unfortunately he lost his job. Housing Benefit was only paid for a short time and then because he was under 25 the Housing Benefit paid was for a single room and not a flat.
I would be very wary about taking on a young person not entitled to Housing Benefit as a fallback situation.
If a substantial rent in advance was paid I would reconsider my position.
Vic - wicked landlord
Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for completing full searches on this forum, having regard to the advice of others, or seeking appropriate professional opinion.
Without Plain English Codes of Practice and easy to complete Prescribed Forms the current law is too complex and is thus neither fair to good tenants nor good landlords.