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    Hi All,

    Just a quick question, I have recently applied to rent a place, and obviously going through the same forms over and over. But one question has been bugging me and they have asked what rent I currently pay, Just wondering why they would need to know this?

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    James
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    I guess it's an indication of affordability. If you've been paying £x per month in rent for the last year (or more) without problem - you can probably continue paying £x (or less) without any problem.

    But if your new rent is substantially higher than £x, they might look at your financial situation a bit more carefully.
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