i have a tenant that has been deciding to move into my houseshare in Richmond , surrey. London borough making up his mind for 5 weeks. he came and saw place 4 times and was always undecided finally he gave me a holding fee and i started and paid for reference and credit checks but a few hours after commiting to take it he changed his mind and said he did not want to take out the tenancy and asked for his holding fee back. which i just ignored him for a few days as id had enough and wanted to focus on my other tasks with business. He has again changed his mind since and been on the phone to the housemate (my friend) saying he messed up as he was flustered. He seems like a decent bloke but he is a nuisance keep chopping and changing. as i just want to let the room in the house its been empty for 8 months and i need a tenant i still have his holding fee im considering giving him a chance but do you have any suggestions, steps i can take to help prevent me being messed about again. I would like to have him commit with 1 month in advance and the deposit but i believe im not allowed to do that and i still need to action another credit check and references which will have to be paid again. Any feedback appreciated.