“Computer says no…..”
Recently I’ve moved once more as you’ve probably read with all manner of problems, however this time it seems to have thrown up yet another one. Renting somewhere to live!
I’ve been through the process several times now, letting agencies don’t have a ‘tick box’ for me so the computer says no…
The questions seem to go like this – ‘who’s your employer?’ or ‘where are your last 3 years tax records?’ I have neither obviously as gambling is tax-free and I gamble with my own money.
This is always going to be an issue for trading Betfair full-time and shouldn’t be a major problem, so the obvious answer given the large sums of money that are earnt is – Pay up front. The only other alternative which was offered to me is can you prove you have 2 years worth of rent saved? After swiftly popping to the bank to print off a statement I was swiftly rejected despite having 3 years worth….
Twice now I’ve offered to pay up front and been rejected just because the Landlord isn’t comfortable with the fact I don’t have an employer or tax records, has the whole world gone mad?! If I was an investor and somebody turned up and asked to rent my property and pay a years rent up front i’d practically chew their arm off!!!
Have any other full-time traders experienced such problems or able to offer an advice? It’s really quite frustrating given the insanity of the situation! Finding a guarantor is proving really quite tough for me too unfortunately as friends and family either can’t fulfill the criteria along with their own expenses.
My fortune has to change soon with Cheltenham around the corner!! It literally can’t come quick enough!!