We have just marketed our property and we have an offer from a tenant who says they want to offer us 12 months rent upfront. Motivation is a CCJ which he says may be over 3 years old but which caused them problems before, but is satisfied now and the fact he thinks he could get a discount, as he did this in previous property. His father will give him the money. Says his father is happy to pay the rent (but this is from savings has no income now).
All of the other tenants who have enquired so far don’t meet affordability or have other issues, so it is attractive. The discount proposed where we were happy to drop to as tested market at higher end of rent. Mind you has only been on open rent for 3 days.
Help! We have let before but haven’t had this situation. What risks are there? Is there a way of writing the AST to reflect this?