Mum and Dad would give her a deposit, for sure. Dad says she's getting 2,000 pounds a month in childcare and taxes etc. she's also working part-time. She's been turned down for rentals because of her credit rating in the past. That may have been because she hasn't worked for a time though, although Jane says it was because Tom defaulted on the mortgage payments.
However she did get a letter from a credit card company a year or so ago offering her a credit card, so I'm not sure what's happening. If she took out a card, bought something on it and then paid it off the credit companies would see she was earning?
I don't think she's thought about that as an option, Clare. I'll mention it to Dad next time I speak to him. Thinking about it, she probably could if it weren't for her poor credit rating - then again, we have to check that and see if it's still low. ***** *****kes to play power games so if he found out he'd definitely default just to keep her under his thumb.
Dad's offered to try to find the 15,000 (joint loan taken out on the mortgage), so he and mum could def. find that as a deposit somewhere down the line.
It's certainly a possibility..