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    • colin2002
    • By colin2002 10th Oct 17, 1:03 PM
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    Renting newbie - 1st months Rent
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    Renting newbie - 1st months Rent 10th Oct 17 at 1:03 PM
    I am looking at renting a house and know I have to pay a deposit £1000, but have a question about the payment of the first months rent. Is this paid in Arrears or advance. So if I move in on the 1st do I pay the rent upfront or do I pay at the end of the month?
    Bug? That's not a bug, that's an undocumented feature.
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 10th Oct 17, 1:04 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:04 PM
    It would be common for it to be in advance.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 10th Oct 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:05 PM
    It depends what the tenancy agreement says.

    But 95% say you pay in advance.
    • aneary
    • By aneary 10th Oct 17, 1:06 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:06 PM
    Normally you pay the fees first (if going through an EA)

    Then you pay the deposit either on the day you move in or in advance.

    Your first rent payment is generally the day you move in.
    • colin2002
    • By colin2002 10th Oct 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:08 PM
    wow thanks all the the quick replies, that is what I suspected but was not sure.
    Bug? That's not a bug, that's an undocumented feature.
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 10th Oct 17, 1:52 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:52 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:52 PM
    Indeed, read the tenancy and see what it says.

    Some stupid ignorant landlord don't specify and they are later surprised and disappointed to find the default (ie if nothing specified) is rent paid in arrears.
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