I am interested in one flat that already has other potential tenants being reference checked. I expressed my interest in the flat to the landlord in DM and they initiated a reference check for me. As a result, I am currently being reference checked without
- clicking on “Rent Now”, or
- paying the deposit.
My question is:
What does this mean for me legally? If I pass reference check in the future and the landlord indeed chooses me, can I reject their offer without being legally obligated to pay anything?