How to find a house or a flat share with kids
17 June 2020 at 8:03 am #41177
Hi there, i need to find a place to live with my two super sweet boys but obviously i am finding it hard. Any suggestion is really appreciated tks17 June 2020 at 9:05 am #41178
I’m just in the process of finding somewhere myself. Which bit of it is it you’re finding hard, finding the right place, finding a landlord accepting of kids etc?17 June 2020 at 9:49 am #41181
Yes exactly, i ve first emailed the council but they suggest to try in the private sector. But most of landlords don t accept mums with little kids, nor any help. I am continuing trying17 June 2020 at 10:03 am #41183
I’ve always rented privately, but since having my lad did put my name down with the council, but I’ve gone back to looking in the private sector again as we’re not classed as a priority because we’re already housed. In my case it was more the fact I have a small dog being the stumbling block. I ended up trying looking on a local neighbourhood group and have a viewing today as it happens. I haven’t really come across any resistance because I have a child though.17 June 2020 at 10:42 am #41191
I have two young kids and I rent privately too. I wasn’t classed as priority either so it was recommended I look at the private sector, which I did. A few landlords weren’t happy to take us because of my girls but I personally didn’t find it a huge hurdle. At least most landlords and renting agencies are up-front about which properties won’t accept you if you have young children so you can just move on quickly.
It can be a frustrating experience though in general. You just need to persevere and eventually something will work out. I found it hard too and making a decision on where to live can be a stressful one. If you have any other questions, I’m happy to try and answer them.17 June 2020 at 2:05 pm #41212
Thanks guys, i have a phone appointment tmw morning with the council. Let s see how they are consider us. I am in low income myself running a small business, so can t provide any playslip either. But i determined. Having also a private viewing later, fingers crossed. And good luck to you too Adam17 June 2020 at 4:38 pm #41218
Ah excellent, best of luck with them both, fingers crossed for the viewing!
Thank you Mary. I’ve been and seen mine and got it, really nice guy and a lovely spot, so just persevere, you will get somewhere. I dropped really lucky, and was in the right place at the right time.
Just spread the net far and wide and something will definitely come up, just don’t get disheartened!17 June 2020 at 4:44 pm #41219
Which area are you looking in?18 June 2020 at 7:48 am #41233
Morning all, unfortunately the flat seen yesterday was too small for us. N12 and nearby18 June 2020 at 11:41 am #41238
That’s frustrating Mary. You just have to keep on persevering. I once heard that moving home is one of the most stressful things you ever have to do in life and I agree. When I moved into the place I’m in now I had to make some sacrifices on things and decided if area or size was more important as I had a pretty tight budget to work with. I’m in south London myself and I think renting in London has both positives and negative regarding finding somewhere to live. Best of luck with it all. I know it is stressful!18 June 2020 at 12:51 pm #41240
Ah that’s a shame Mary.
Just try all avenues you can think of and something will definitely turn up eventually . It was probably easier for me being in North Yorkshire and the property not being at so much of a premium. Its usually when youre ready for conceding defeat that something falls in your lap!18 June 2020 at 5:27 pm #41248
I am struggling myself, but not due to children more due to my small dog! Its tiring but I just keep checking every day until something comes up! Good luck18 June 2020 at 10:25 pm #41260
I had the same issue myself, but you will find somewhere. I was quite lucky in that I could offer a reference for the dog too with regards to his behaviour, is that something you could maybe do? I had also offered additional funds to the deposit, and offered to provide an addendum to the tenancy agreement saying should there be any damage to the property due to the dog, I would get it fixed at my cost. There are ways around things, and sometimes even when it’s says no pets, it doesn’t hurt to ask if there’s any way that could be changed. Hope that helps, good luck