After reading what you wrote Martin I am extremely confused, just because somebody wants a bigger bedroom does not mean in any way shape or form that they are going to sublet as this way of thinking is far too unnecessarily pessimistic and you would be best to get the facts before making your assumptions based upon pessimism.
I can’t believe I need to explain this but here we go, People may want a bigger bedroom for things such like an office or a gym or storage space or for a family member to stay over or because they perhaps are going to have a baby, The reasons are endless and this should not be your yardstick to know if someone is going to sublet or not as if it is then you will experience nothing but grave difficulties.
I get people saying ridiculous things and I think I’ve heard all ridiculous things from prospective tenants until another one ask me something that proves me wrong, however if a prospective tenant says a bedroom is not big enough then there is no further dialogue needed the only response that should be given should be then perhaps this place is not the right place for you then and that is that as you simply cannot change the size of a room.
Lastly there is absolutely nothing wrong with a prospective tenant trying to make the room size work for them even though they have moaned that it’s too small as everyone has budgets and needs.
I have had quite a few subletting tenants in my time and they have cost me between 20 and £40,000 in damages and rent issues btw.
The best advice I can give you to find out if someone is subletting or not is when you acquire the last three months bank statements you should meticulously go through each transaction to see if anyone else is paying money into the bank as this is usually an easy way to see that they are already subletting elsewhere this obviously is not one glove size for all as you may be getting a prospective tenant that wishes to sublet your property as Their first subletting property for instance, yes it is a very good measure to employ.
There are lots of other things that you can do and should do to try and weed out any prospective wanna be criminals yet in my experience it is all elements in the equation that need to be calculated rather than just one specific things such as they said the bedroom sizes too small.There are lots of other things that you can do and should do to try and weed out any perspective wanna be criminals yet in my experience it is all elements in the equation that need to be calculated rather than just one specific things such as they said the bedroom sizes too small
Please also note there is no such thing as normal in this world as everyone is different and therefore have different needs and requirements I think you meant to say it wasn’t usual but this most definitely doesn’t make it a subletting scenario.
If you need further guidance to all the other pointers that you can use as flags then just let me know and I’ll list you loads.