Tenant Guides

A Guide to Inventories for Tenants

A Guide to Inventories for Tenants

Most tenancy agreements require you to put down a deposit that will be paid back should the property be returned to the landlord in the same condition as when you rented it. The inventory is the most important tool to getting your deposit back so read on to find out exactly what to do when …

How to Deal With Deposit Disputes

How to Deal With Deposit Disputes

So, you’ve come to the end of your tenancy. Unfortunately, the landlord has a few qualms about certain aspects of the property and refuses to give you the full deposit. A dispute has broken out, but don’t worry! We’re here to provide you with advice on how to deal with a deposit dispute and hopefully, …

Should You Rent a Furnished or Unfurnished Property?

Should You Rent a Furnished or Unfurnished Property?

Out of all the renting decisions you’ll make, deciding whether you want to move into a furnished or unfurnished property will be right up there at the top of the list. Clearly, moving into a fully furnished home or a place with no furniture at all will definitely alter your plans somewhat. So, furnished or …

A Guide to Renting From a Private Landlord

A Guide to Renting From a Private Landlord

The current UK housing market has made renting property an ever more important part of our daily lives. The exponential growth of house prices, especially around London, have far outstripped the growth of wages, which has made it increasingly more challenging to own a home and get a foothold on the property ladder. Consequently, renting …

The Legal Obligations of Your Landlord

The Legal Obligations of Your Landlord

So, you think you’ve found your perfect rental. The only thing left to do is gather up your stuff and move in, right? Not quite. As a tenant it is really important that you’re aware of your own responsibilities, but also, the legal obligations of your landlord. Oftentimes, things can slip under the radar if …

How To Pass Referencing Checks

How To Pass Referencing Checks

When you are signing a contract to rent a home you will be asked by the landlord or estate agent to supply a reference contact from your previous landlord. This is nothing to be intimidated by as is simply a way for the landlord to determine that you’re suitable for the property. A reference check …

The Ultimate Guide to Council Tax for Tenants

The Ultimate Guide to Council Tax for Tenants

They say that life, death and taxes are the only certainties in life, but we disagree. Once you enter the adult world, paying council tax is an inevitability. If you’re wondering what council tax entails and how it works, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know …

The Ultimate Guide to Using a Guarantor

The Ultimate Guide to Using a Guarantor

If you’re thinking of renting a new home, you’ll be required to pass tenant referencing and credit checks. One of the requirements of tenant referencing is that you earn 2.5x the annual rent.  Example: If the property’s rental price is £15,000 per year, you’ll need to earn at least £37,500 annually.  However, not all renters …

4 Things to Check Before Renting a Property

4 Things to Check Before Renting a Property

Moving home is equally as exciting as it is stressful. There are so many aspects to cover, whether you’re doing it for the first time or are a seasoned pro in the art of moving. If you happen to be a renter, there are even more elements to take on board.  Before you get the …