I'm presently meeting tenants for a property I'm letting.
There are a number of HAP applicants and one seems OK.
If I lease to them, what can I expect from HAP?
They say they have been approved and have the deposit and 2 months upfront, but I believe the council are providing this, and I'm wondering how quickly they will provide this?
Ordinarily, I wouldn't let someone move in before I received the deposit and first months rent, but I suspect there'll be form filling etc with the council which will delay things. I'm also reading about the inspections etc that they carry out. And I'm struggling to see if it's worth the hassle frankly.
Can anyone (landlords) share their experience please? What am I getting into? And what can I expect?