Category: Being a Tenant

Trustworthiness More Valued Than Timely Rent Payments

One might think that all landlords care about is receiving rent payments on time; it’s business at the end of the day. However, this appears not to be the case. A fresh study into behaviours and attitudes towards tenants, agents and the lettings market, suggests that trust is the most important factor for many landlords …

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Tenant Vetting Through Social Media

Social media is proving to be an important source of information for landlords who screen their would-be tenants’ profiles in search for any areas of concern, before making a decision to rent their properties to them. Anything from job and career history right through to family, friends and lifestyle, can potentially be gathered from accounts …

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Feng Shui Tips for a Perfect Home

More than 3000 years ago in China scientists discovered Feng Shui (also known as Chi). The basic principle of Feng Shui is that Feng, which means “wind” and Shui, which means “water”, are energies that attract good health and wealth. Bad Feng Shui attracts poor health and negative energy. Our homes are divided into different …

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Tips for Dealing With Flatshare Issues

Living with people can be extremely rewarding, but it isn’t always a walk in the park. Sharing space, facilities, bills and household chores means there are lots of things to clash over. Expert Home Tips guide you through resolving issues in your flatshare, without things getting out of hand. Nip it in the bud The worst …

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How Responsible Are Scotland’s Student Tenants?

It may come as a surprise to hear that students in Scotland are in fact pretty responsible when it comes to renting properties. SafeDeposits Scotland have revealed which Scottish university students top the list for treating their ‘digs’ well. The deposit scheme hold around 60% of the market share and through their data, they discovered …

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How to Kiss Bed Bugs Goodbye

Although bed bugs don’t pose any serious health hazards nor transmit diseases, living with them under one roof and in the same bed can cause distress. As most rental properties come furnished, including beds and mattresses, it is good to be aware of the risk of these little creatures when moving homes. Bed bugs are …

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