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Payment terms for renting that make everyone happy.

What is Rent Upfront by Scraye?

Landlords love to get their rent paid upfront. You don’t want to shell out half a year’s rent on day one. We understand this mismatch and have a solution.

With Rent Upfront, we pay your landlord up to 6 months rent upfront on your behalf. You then pay us rent as normal plus a small fee. Get pre-approved today and rent your dream flat.

Who is Rent Upfront for?

Dream Flat Finders

Landlords love to get their rent paid upfront. If you find your dream flat and really want it secured, offering rent upfront is a great way to beat other offers without paying significantly more yourself.

Bargain Hunters

Landlords love to get their rent paid upfront. Many landlords will accept offers below asking price if you offer to pay them upfront. Even after our fees, we have seen many tenants secure discounted rent using our product.

Students, Freelancers and Expats

You may be asked by your landlord to pay rent upfront if you don't have a UK guarantor. We help you spread this burden into affordable monthly rent payments.

How does it work?

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Offer landlords rent upfront with confidence.

You can get pre-approved for Rent Upfront. We will assess your ability to afford rent and give you a budget. For example, we might say “We will offer you Rent Upfront on any flat you find for £2,000 per month or less”. Once you find a flat you love, you can offer to pay the landlord upfront with confidence. When the time comes to pay your landlord, we will pay upfront on your behalf. You then pay us rent as normal plus a small fee.

Congratulations on finding a flat! Once we have assessed your ability to afford rent and approved your application, you can offer to pay the landlord upfront with confidence. When the time comes to pay your landlord, we will pay upfront on your behalf. You then pay us rent as normal plus a small fee.

Congratulations on finding a flat and getting your offer accepted! Once we have assessed your ability to afford rent and approved your application, you can move forwards with your offer without having to pay upfront yourself. When the time comes to pay your landlord, we will pay upfront on your behalf. You then pay us rent as normal plus a small fee.

Landlords often ask for significant rent increases when you renew your tenancy. With Rent Upfront, you can counter-offer your landlord. For example, suppose you are currently paying £2,000 per month for rent and your landlord asks you for £2,200 per month when you renew. Given how much landlords love getting paid upfront, you could use our product to counter-offer £2,000 per month with 6 months paid upfront. After our 3% fee, you come out £140 per month better off for having used Rent Upfront.

If you are renewing your existing tenancy, we will assess your ability to afford rent. Once we have approved your application, you can move forwards with your counter-offer without having to pay upfront yourself. When the time comes to pay your landlord, we will pay upfront on your behalf. You then pay us rent as normal plus a small fee.

None of the above options apply to you? No problem. Please get in touch with our team and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

Any questions?

Speak to our team to answer any questions or get started with Rent Upfront.

What are my options?

Pay a clear, low fee—cancel with no penalties.

3 months

We pay your landlord 3 months rent upfront on your behalf. You then pay us rent as normal plus a 2.0% fee.

2.0%

(VAT included)

6 months

We pay your landlord 6 months rent upfront on your behalf. You then pay us rent as normal plus a 3.0% fee.

3.0%

(VAT included)

How to qualify

  • During your application for Rent Upfront, we will ask for a few documents:

  • ID

    Ideally your passport or driver's license.

  • University or employment details

    An accepted place at university or employment contract.

  • Ability to afford rent

    Whether via bank statement or parental guarantors, proof of your ability to pay the proposed rent.

FAQs

Yes, all tenants who can provide proof of the ability to pay the proposed rent are eligible.

Each tenancy is unique. Our terms may differ depending on where you are in your tenancy and the risk of termination. If a tenancy break clause is activated during a period of rent paid upfront, we would ask you to refund Scraye for the rent paid for the period after you vacate the property. Depending on the tenancy agreement, you would likely recover this rental payment from the landlord.

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