Tenant Advice

Top Tips For Living In A Rented Property

Top Tips For Living In A Rented Property

Tenant Advice
Private rentals are extremely popular in the UK due to an increasing preference among the population to stay relatively flexible and mobile. Another factor is the difficulty of saving for a deposit and securing a mortgage, and these aren’t always considered the essential next steps for young renters any more. If you, like many others, are planning to move into a rented property and you’d like things to work out for you in the long run, it’s probably a good idea to consider all of the following tips. Get your finances in order Obviously, an essential step before going ahead with a rental is getting financially prepared. You need a realistic understanding of how you’re going to stick to a budget each month, factoring in rent, utilities, council tax, insurance and so on. You will als
Rental Advice For Students

Rental Advice For Students

Tenant Advice
If you’re a student and planning to move away from home as part of your studies, or you already live in a different city with accommodation provided by your university, it’s time to start think about your accommodation next year. Are you going to have to move out of where you are now and find yourself a private landlord? If so, there is some advice you should bear in mind when renting properly for the first time. Specialist letting agents for students do exist, so wherever you’re studying it’s best to try and identify a local expert as soon as you can, and go to them for some guidance and a place to start looking. They usually service a particular region, and often assist students from several universities. On the subject of student lettings, one agent explains the challenges students t
Who’s Going To Fix This Mess?

Who’s Going To Fix This Mess?

Landlord Advice, Property Maintenance, Tenant Advice
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, nobody wants to end up fighting over whose responsibility it is to fix a particular problem with their rental property. However, in many cases it can be inevitable because things have not been decided clearly enough in advance. In all cases, the best thing to do is ensure you have a written agreement that both parties sign, meaning that in future you can refer back to your document and establish who needs to deal with a particular issues as and when it crops up. However, it can be tricky to know where to start when drawing up your agreement. Here are a few ideas of where the responsibility lies for a few specific examples. The landlord is normally responsible for... - Emergency plumbing and heating repairs, such as when there is no hot water