Here is a question to the blog clinic from Angela who is a landlord
I am a landlord letting through an agency. They have found me a tenant who has paid the initial deposit fee and I am now waiting for their credit check.
If I am unhappy with the tenant do I still have to go ahead and let my property out to them just because they have paid the agency fee?
No, you have not GOT to let the property to them just because they have paid the initial deposit fee. After all if this was the case, there wouldn’t be any point in taking references.
However if you are worried about them, I would suggest you let the agents know asap. If the agents go ahead and let to the tenants, you will be bound by this, as they will have the legal authority (as your agent) to do this.