Results for tag "Tenant Advice"

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Landlord RegulationsTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Renewing a Tenancy Agreement vs a Rolling Contract

The change and transition from a fixed short-hold tenancy towards a rolling contract can often tie landlords in a knot of confusion, usually occurring at the end of the fixed-term contract. But it’...

March 03, 2021

Rental propertyRenting to StudentsTenant Advice

Why You Need to Rent Through a PropertyLoop Landlord

ContentsWhat Checks Do We Do on Our Landlords?Is My Security Deposit Protected?Are There Landlord Identity Checks? Stopping False Advertising of Rental PropertyNo Unfair Terms in Tenancy Agreements...

October 04, 2021

LandlordsTenant Advice

Nearly Half of Renters Subject to Illegal Landlord Behaviour

The housing and homeless charity Shelter have revealed damming claims that 45% of renters within the English private rental sector have been the victims of illegal conduct carried out by their...

September 15, 2021

PetsTenant Advice

Can Landlords Charge Extra for Pets?

With under 10% of landlords across the UK opening the doors of their rental opportunity to renters with pets in 2020, it’s no wonder that it can be a struggle to find a home for you and ...

September 10, 2021

DepositLandlord AdviceTenant Advice

Deposit Replacement Schemes; a Landlords Guide

As can be expected a deposit replacement scheme functions somewhat similarly to a traditional security deposit, offering the landlord monetary protection should their tenant fail to pay rent, or da...

September 02, 2021

Landlord AdviceRent ArrearsTenant Advice

Renters Paying Heavy Price for Unwanted Moves

The tenant campaign group Generation rent has revealed that unwanted moves within England’s private rental sector are costing tenants £229 million each year. These moves come on the back of situati...

August 31, 2021

Rent ArrearsTenant AdviceUniversal Credit

Universal credit leaves renters in poverty

Members of the UK government are seeing renewed pressure from tenant campaign groups stating that the impending cuts to the amounts of housing allowance and universal credit claimants receive will ...

August 20, 2021

InvestorsTenant Advice

Record Number of Home Owners Now Renting

A report carried out by letting agents Hamptons has revealed that a record number of home owners looking to sell their property are turning to the rental market as opportunities dry up. The letting...

August 17, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenant Advice

How Do You Make a Rented Home Your Own?

Although in the majority of cases a landlord cannot be compelled to make significant improvements to a rental property unless the suggested changes would drastically improve the tenant’s health and...

August 16, 2021

StudentsTenant AdviceTenant's Rights

How Can a Student Rent Privately?

Although there will always be those that choose to begin their search for their new home until just a week before the start of the impending term, this is the less driveable approach. Naturally, th...

August 06, 2021

StudentsTenant Advice

How to Rent as a Student

Although the experience of going to university can be synonymous with living in student halls, many of those that move away for full time education choose to rent privately. Whilst some student cho...

August 05, 2021

StudentsTenant Advice

Student Accommodation or Private Renting

Typically when first moving away for full time education at university, many first years will choose to enter into student halls. It goes without saying that where you decide to leave will largely ...

August 04, 2021

StudentsTenant Advice

Can Students Rent Privately?

Whilst renting to full time students is more commonly associated with student halls or accommodation somewhat associated with the appropriate university, many landlords that offer private rental op...

August 02, 2021

BenefitsRent ArrearsTenant Advice

Facing Rent Arrears as a Tenant

There is perhaps no greater test of the dynamic between a landlord and their tenants that when experiencing rent arrears. Above all each party of the rental agreement should be transparent and fair...

July 30, 2021

Landlord AdviceTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Can You Rent to Family Members?

It is often assumed that letting out a rental property to a family member or close friend will allow both the landlord and the tenant to easily sidestep many of the aggravations and hardships that ...

July 26, 2021

InvestorsLandlord AdviceTenant Advice

Rental Sector in Desperate Need of Financial Support

The tenant campaign group, Generation rent has already predicted that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be devastating to the private rental sector, with an additional 30,000 homes potential...

July 21, 2021

Private Residential TenanciesTenant AdviceTips

Tips for First Time Renters

Taking those tentative first steps into the rental market doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if alongside your ideal future home, you know the shortcomings and benefits to keep an eye out for...

July 19, 2021

Moving InTenant Advice

What Do Tenants Need to Check Before Renting?

Committing your signature to the dotted line and proceeding with a tenancy agreement is by no means a small step. Of course finding your next home and taking those first steps after moving in is a ...

July 15, 2021

Sub-LettingTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Subletting: What Can Landlords Do?

ContentsWhat Is Subletting?What Is the Difference Between Subtenants and Lodgers?Is Subletting Illegal?What if a Tenant Sublets Without Landlord Permission?Subletting With the Landlords PermissionR...

July 01, 2021

EvictionsLandlord AdviceTenant Advice

Those Renting in the UK Could Be Owed 12 Month’s Rent!

As a component of their “Renters’ Rights Awareness Week”, the tenant campaign group Generation Rent has revealed that many of those that may be in imminent  danger of being evicted, could be i...

June 16, 2021

Finding TenantsNew TenantsTenant Advice

Renting Is Now Cheaper Than Buying a Home

Whilst the question of whether it is better to rent or buy a property right now is certainly nothing new, recent figures quickly dispel any notions that suggest renting is a waste of money.  W...

June 15, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenant AdviceTenant's Rights

Discrimination in Rental Properties: The Equality Act

Whilst landlords will likely be aware of the end that has come to maintaining a blanket ban on pet friendly rental opportunities, alongside renting to those that are currently receiving financial s...

June 10, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenant AdviceTenant's Rights

Reporting a Landlord for Discrimination

Regardless of if you are a landlord or a tenant, the renting sector is upheld and progressed through community. Finding a home should naturally encompass a safe, welcoming environment for all, with...

June 09, 2021

Tenant AdviceTenant's Rights

Common Tenant Complaints About Landlords

Particularly for first time renters taking those initial steps towards renting your next home can be somewhat of a daunting process. Thankfully in the overwhelming majority of cases your landlord w...

June 08, 2021

BenefitsNew TenantsTenant Advice

Finding Landlords That Accept DSS Tenants

Finding your perfect future home is by no means a walk in the park, with the sting of being turned away from numerous rental opportunities only adding to the frustration. Despite the historic reluc...

June 01, 2021

New TenantsTenant Advice

How to Find a Rental Property?

Whilst renting a property for the first time is exciting, there are a number of steps renters can take when searching for their next home. Here we help first time tenants cut through some of the te...

May 28, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Tenant Alterations: Can You Change a Rental Property?

When letting out a rental property to tenants a landlord can rightfully expect their investment to be returned in the same condition that it was in at the start of the fixed term. However, with man...

May 25, 2021

StudentsTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

What Happens if I Can’t Find a Guarantor?

Finding a new home can be a stressful time, seeing renters navigate dozens of rental opportunities, be subject to comprehensive background checks and financial scrutiny, only for the ideal opportun...

May 24, 2021

DepositTenant AdviceTenant's Rights

My Landlord Hasn’t Protected My Tenancy Deposit?

Renting comes with many legal obligations for both the tenants and the landlord to uphold. Whilst the tenancy agreement is legally binding and property owners are dependent on the referencing proce...

May 21, 2021

Rent ArrearsTenant Advice

What Happens if I Can’t Pay Rent?

If you have missed an expected rental payment to your landlord, you are now considered to be in rent arrears. Whilst this could be a result of reduced hours, a fluctuating income or a host of unfor...

May 12, 2021

DepositLandlord RegulationsTenant Advice

Transferring Deposits Between Landlords

It can be easy understandable for a tenant to begin to question the security of their home if their landlord has decided to sell their rental property. Such a transitional period can curate uncerta...

May 06, 2021

DepositLandlord RegulationsTenant AdviceTenant's Rights

How Do I Challenge a Landlord Over a Deposit?

Naturally landlords seek to safeguard their rental property investment, with various measures such as the deposit schemes being implemented in these efforts.  Whilst discussing finances can be...

April 30, 2021

New TenantsStudentsTenant Advice

Students Guide to Renting

For many students their move to university will be their first venture into the rental market and their initial dive into looking for their ideal accommodation can be an overwhelming affair. Knowin...

April 22, 2021

Tenant AdviceTenant's RightsTenants

Guide to Renting For First Time Tenants

It can be intimidating for some to know exactly what to do when you first move into a rented house, with a host of documentation to obtain, regulations to abide by and fees to clear, your first tim...

April 09, 2021

Tenancy AgreementTenant AdviceTenant's Rights

A Guide to Tenants Rights

Once a tenant signs and agreement with a landlord and agrees to move into a privately rented property they are entitled to a number of rights which are upheld by law. For those left asking “W...

April 08, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenancy AgreementTenant AdviceTenant's Rights

What Fees Can a Tenant Expect to Pay?

Of course for many getting that first step onto the property ladder is just simply inaccessible, especially during a time when the financial security of so many is in jeopardy. However, although ge...

April 07, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenant Advice

Landlord Approved Decorating Tips

We know the difference between a house and a home. If you’ve just moved into a rented property as a tenant, or are currently looking around via an online property agent, then it’s essential to know...

March 04, 2021

Tenant AdviceTips

What You Need To Know About Warm Home Discount

If you are struggling to pay your energy bills during the winter months, or even if you’re still looking for a place to live via an online property agent, you could be eligible for the Warm Home Di...

March 04, 2021

Energy EfficiencyTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Property Utility Bills: Who’s Responsible?

Despite what you may think, the responsibility of who pays the bills in a rental property can sometimes come under fire. This doesn’t just mean utilities. Should an appliance break down, who is lia...

March 04, 2021

Landlord AdviceTenant Advice

How to Secure a UK Guarantor

A guarantor is almost always required by letting agents when a tenant moves into a house. It is an individual who supplies a guarantee that the rent will be paid on time, with the guarantor making ...

March 03, 2021

Energy EfficiencyTenant AdviceTips

Getting Green: Advice For Tenants

Getting green and staying green is one of the prime concerns of our age. As a tenant, there are also extra benefits when trying to achieve a higher energy efficiency. Small things make a big differ...

March 03, 2021

New TenantsTenant Advice

Things to Check When Moving Into a Rented Property

When it comes to seeking out the perfect home via an online property agent, there’s little doubt that your main concerns are how much it costs, where it’s located and if it’s large enough for your ...

March 02, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant Advice

Maximising Space in Your Rental Property

Modern properties are often short on both size and space, with bedrooms often making up the smaller rooms in the property. Fortunately, if you’re currently searching for accommodation via an online...

March 02, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant Advice

What to do About Vermin in Your Rental Property

Cockroaches, rats, bedbugs, fleas – none of these may good flat mates. But from time to time, they can appear.   The Homes (Fit for Human Habitation) Act 2018 stresses that...

February 19, 2021

Council TaxLandlord RegulationsTenant Advice

Council Tax Explained for Tenants

If you have lived in the UK for a number of years now you will no doubt be familiar with the notion of Council Tax.   If, on the other hand, you have ju...

February 18, 2021

Buy-to-letNew LandlordsTenant AdviceTips

What Tenants Want in a Rental Property

The private rental market is very vibrant with many potential renters actively looking for their next home.  But this also places a lot of challenges on landlords to ‘...

February 18, 2021

New LandlordsTenant AdviceTips

Typical Questions Landlords Get Asked

Being a landlord is about far more than simply collecting the rent every month.   You have responsibilities, none more so than ensuring the tenant living in your property does s...

February 18, 2021

Moving InTenant AdviceTips

Moving Into a Rented Apartment With Children

Moving home can be a stressful time – even if you’re just heading to the other side of town. But what can really pile stress on top of stress, is moving with kids.   Regardless of what ag...

February 18, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Why Do Landlords Have to Provide an Inventory?

Every tenancy should involve an inventory – both for the landlord and the tenant’s peace of mind.   That way both can agree at the beginning of a tenancy on the condition of furniture and...

February 18, 2021

PetsTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Can I Rent if I Have a Pet?

There are millions of us in the UK who live with a cat and/or a dog. Or even a guinea pig, bearded dragon or house rabbit.   However, the majority of people who own a pet live i...

February 18, 2021

Tenancy AgreementTenant AdviceTips

Moving from One Rental Property to Another

Planning to move from your current rented property to another? There’ll be plenty to keep you occupied then! The best way to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible though is to ...

February 18, 2021

EvictionsLandlord RegulationsTenant Advice

Coping With Noisy Tenants

If you’re unlucky to enough to have tenants who elicit complaints about noise from neighbours, then it’s within your interest, as the landlord, to do something about it.   The reason is t...

February 17, 2021

Landlord AdviceLondonTenant Advice

Where to Relocate to in London

If you’re moving to London and thinking of buying your first property, where in the city should you start looking? The capital has so many boroughs to choose from it can make your house huntin...

February 17, 2021

DepositTenant Advice

What Is the Maximum Tenancy Deposit?

From summer 2019 landlords have been forbidden to take more than five weeks rent as a deposit from new tenants renting their property. Prior to this it wasn’t uncommon for a landlord to ask for two...

February 15, 2021

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