As a Landlord, can I please ask prospective tenants applying to an advert for a room or property to rent, to read the advert fully and answer all questions asked. You are welcome to try if it says ‘no pets’ or ‘no smoking’ etc but don’t be surprised by the answer.
If a tenant does not answer my questions then it immediately raises alarm bells as to what they may be hiding. If communication is poor or difficult at the start, when you’re supposed to be making your best impression, then it doesn’t bode well for the future imo.
Also, if you are refused then that it the Landlord’s choice. I understand that it can be frustrating but please do not get stroppy and cross. It is not going to endear you to a Landlord, expecting them to change their mind.