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    • stardelight123
    • By stardelight123 18th Oct 16, 1:10 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:10 PM
    Renting 18th Oct 16 at 1:10 PM
    I am looking to move to another area and to rent a house from a private landlord like ive done for the past 3 years. Im not sure where to start because houses come up but there with a letting agent and when they want to check your credit history etc they charge a large fee and i dont want to be paying out all the time for this. Does anyone know where i should looking for private lanlords. Im looking to move to Torquay Devon
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    • ap1985
    • By ap1985 18th Oct 16, 1:21 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:21 PM
    Try Gumtree or sometimes you may find whole properties for rent on spareroom.co.uk but that's very rarely...I would recommend starting off with Gumtree
    Finally going to be a homeowner
    • freeisgood
    • By freeisgood 18th Oct 16, 1:25 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:25 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:25 PM
    I second gumtree...also local newspapers.

    ...Even local facebook groups to that area, sometimes you can request if anyone has anything to rent out.
    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 18th Oct 16, 1:41 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:41 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:41 PM
    Keep looking on Rightmove, Zoopla etc. There are on-line agencies like Upad and Openrent which private landlord use to advertise on RM etc.

    The advert should say that it is a private landlord.

    Also, try Streelife. You can start a thread saying what you are looking for.
    • elverson
    • By elverson 18th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
    https://www.streetlife.com/area/torquay/
    • Sootoo
    • By Sootoo 19th Oct 16, 6:40 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 6:40 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 6:40 AM
    You only have to pay the agent's admin fee when you find a property you want to move into so you should only have to pay the fee once, not as you say "paying out all the time". The only reason you're likely to lose that admin fee would be if you've got a bad credit rating and don't pass their checks e.g if you have CCJs or haven't paid rent on previous properties. However, you'll know if you're likely to pass any checks which private landlords should carry out in any case.
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