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    Depends on how much you rely on the rent. I know, through working in r/e, that a LOT of landlords (not sensibly) rely on the rent being paid on time every single month. They've bitten off more than they can chew.

    If you will lose the house without them paying on time vigilantly, go option B. If you have given yourself enough room for setbacks I'd personally go A because I'm a big softie. Sounds as though they haven't trashed any places nor been kicked out, just fallen behind a bit due to fin struggles.

    Good luck

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    What Benji said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat1341 View Post
    From personal experience choose option b.
    We currently have a similar experience with a family like your option a and i can honestly tell you it is A NIGHTMARE. the rent is up to date but the house and our $3000 worth of carpet that is only 10months old is A MESS! !!!!!!!! DON'T do it to yourself, not only is it awkward with friends its heartbreaking to see our rental like that.
    But realistically, both options had similar reference scores and the only different was income.

    I think it's a bit unfair to assume low income family = dirty slobs who trash the place, which I doubt they are since their reference is 8.5-9/10.

    Anyway, I would probably consider the family- not because I would feel guilty, but because families are more likely to be stable and want a long term solution.

    Also, did they fall into arrears directly after the person lost their job? That's understandable. Did the make it up straight away? If so, they seem responsible and like their intention are to do the right thing.

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    If option (b) really only wants the shed, perhaps talk to them both and rent (b) the shed and (a) the house.

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    I would go with A. The scores are so similar and it sounds like A is committed to remaining in town, so may be the long term tennants you are looking for.

    When B it seems that he would never actually be there. I would rather the house is lived in and is less of a target for theives/vandals.

    Wonder what happens to the dog of B when he works away?

    Good luck choosing.

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    As a renter myself I'd say the family but can totally understand why you'd pick the miner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2twinboys View Post
    I would go with A. The scores are so similar and it sounds like A is committed to remaining in town, so may be the long term tennants you are looking for.

    When B it seems that he would never actually be there. I would rather the house is lived in and is less of a target for theives/vandals.

    Wonder what happens to the dog of B when he works away?

    Good luck choosing.
    re the dog: I was thinking the same thing. He works one week on one week off (with DP evidently)

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    does option b have a dog sitter if he works away?
    that would be my only concern

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    I would go with B. Seems like a more stable option.

    I understand the head/ heart concern, but as a business matter I would go for head over heart in this instance.

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