Having worked in risk management before, as long as I had 2 months worth of security deposit, I would find someone's income totally irrelevant. In fact, I might argue someone on a lower wage would be less likely to default on the rental agreement as they have more to lose relative to their income.
each LL is different, my next door neighbours LL asked for 12 months of post dated cheques on top of the proof of income blah blah.
I have experienced it also of being asked salary statements and I showed it. Didnt bother me as the rent was low anyways.
Again, although you could argue it both ways, I tend to agree with Oldtimer and TB. Given the fact that almost anybody borrow / take out a loan to cover the initial security and deposit payments, it does make sense that landlords would look to income proof as a better assessment method for potential tenants.
Thanks for all your replies, having read all these variety of opinions is really helpful and a relief for me personally, at least next time that I would rent a flat, I will be more "open" & understanding to different LL's possible proof demands.
Last edited by onzki; 01-10-2015 at 07:21 PM.