Category: Being a Tenant

Tenants – Don’t Chance It! Get Contents Insurance

A new study has revealed that 55% of tenants don’t have any contents insurance, which means their personal belongings are not covered if they are stolen or damaged by fire or flooding when renting. “It’s worrying to see that more than half of renters don’t have contents insurance, so they wouldn’t be compensated for the …


5 Tips to Consider Before Decorating Your Rental Home for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all putting up our decorations. While proud homeowners will be adorning their homes with bright fairy lights, stunning wreaths and festive-smelling candles without a second thought, for those living in rental homes it’s not always that simple. It doesn’t have to be like this though. If you’re struggling …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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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