Affordability for rental and impact of Covid
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I’m needing to relocate to begin a new job. Covid forced me to reside with my parents due to being a new business owner and not deemed important to sufficiently support. I still had a zero hours contract with a part time job and was furloughed on sub £100/week, with my business being closed for most of the past 18 months.
When it comes to a question of rental, I’m being told that it’s unlikely I will pass an affordability check because of my very low income over the past 12 months. I’m able to provide 6 months rent up front, work references and a guarantor (who has been earning sufficiently) yet this is not good enough.
I’m looking to move to the Stoke or Crewe area and finding it very difficult to find private landlords (who still may want to run affordability checks).
For anyone have any suggestions or places where I can look for support otherwise I will need to turn this job down?
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