We Mean What We Say

For the record: when we advertise a property for rent with these words in the opening description:

“…available for a single person, couple or family (rather than sharers)…” 

the likelihood of you securing the property, by ringing up and saying any of the following, is fairly remote:

“…we are a family of post-graduate students…”
“…yes, there are five of us: we’re friends, we’re all working, but we’re happy to sign one agreement…”
“…no, it won’t be sharers. I shall rent the property in my name, then four of my friends will live with me…”

You might also want to bear in mind that if we advertise a property with the words “professionals only (no students, sorry)”, sending us an email stating that you are “professional students” is quite likely to achieve a similarly negative result.<