House To Rent, No Experience Required

Podcast Episode 05. Independent living means having your own place to live. Finding that place isn’t always easy. In this episode Julia, a landlord who is renting out a property to young people with additional needs, tells us why. We hear that finding a place to rent requires perseverance and sometimes a dose of optimism. For the landlord, it requires thinking more about the person and less about their credit score. For a parent, there are strategies for making it easier for a young person with additional needs to find a place to live in the private rental sector. If you’re a landlord already, hear why renting out to young people with additional needs makes financial sense as well as social sense

Show Notes
Show Notes

[0.45] –   All about Julia and her background
[1.30] –   The difficulties in finding a house to rent
[2.30] –   Why some of these difficulties arise
[3.40] –   Why a credit history matters
[5.20] – Why a higher deposit night be needed
[7.00] – The role of parents
[7.45] – The different challenges of different types of tenants
[8.30] – Why people with additional needs make good tenants
[9.00] – Ways to put support in place
[11.15] – The many advantages of taking tenants with additional needs
[13.15] – The benefits of being part of the wider community for the young people
[14.00] – The lack of actual tenants?
[17.00] – Practicalities of house size and layout
[18.00] – Don’t dismiss the private sector and approach agency’s and landlords

Key Takeaways
Perseverance and being honest up front about what is required
Look at ways to build a credit score
If you’re a landlord look at person not just their credit score

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