I applied for a property after being shown around, and the landlord put me and my partner and a guarantor for my partner through referencing. After this was completed, the landlord accepted the references and sent the contract to be signed. Both me, my partner and the guarantor have signed but we are still waiting for the landlord to sign. It has only been a day, so I am not too worried about the time-frame alone, however there are several factors about this application that are making me uneasy.
The landlord’s name is not the same as the person who is (was) contacting us through OpenRent messaging, which is again different to the person who showed us around.
Since just before the referencing, the person who was contacting us via OpenRent is no longer replying (or even reading) the messages we send on here.
The person who showed us around only gave us verbal confirmation that we would be able to have our cat there, so I am desperate to get in touch with the actual LISTED landlord to confirm in writing that we are allowed. I want to avoid a situation where we move in with a cat and the landlord says we broke the tenancy agreement as we didn’t get permission as permission was only verbal.
Does this situation sound fishy to anyone else? I believe the landlord and the person who showed me around are brothers but should it not be the listed landlord who shows tenants the property and contacts them??
The guy who showed us around seemed nice and I’m probably overthinking this, but I just really love this place and would hate for it to fall through!