I inherited a small house when my mum died a few years ago and for one reason and another can't live there, but equally don't want to sell it. So, I rent it out. I'm telling you this so you don't think I'm some sort of loaded scumbag landlord. Anyway, on with the rant.
My current tenant, who is a friend, is moving out at the end of August. I'm not around to deal with re-letting it so I've instructed an estate agent to take care of everything.
My current tenant told me that a chap has been round to see it, loved it, and offered six months rent in advance to secure the property. I spoke to this chap and he confirmed, but said the estate agent had told him the owner (i.e. me) wasn't interested in his offer.
Now, in reality, I heard nothing about this from the agent at all. In fact, I just had a voicemail from them saying no-one had expressed interest yet, but there's three more viewings booked for next week.