Category: Being a Tenant

Fake Landlords is Real News 2

We’ve all heard of fake news, in no small part due to POTUS Trump labelling large swathes of the media as such in recent days, but have you heard of fake landlords? A recent survey of 1,000 landlords and tenants by landlord checking service, RentProfile, surprisingly revealed that almost 50% of us haven’t. But the …

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Slow Broadband – A Rental Deal Breaker

We happen to live in modern times surrounded by sophisticated technologies and with internet present in almost every place we go: cafes, on board of public transportation, High Street shops, to name but a few. It doesn’t surprise anyone to have reception on a beach or in the mountains. Our expectations related to internet naturally …

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Cannabis Farms – Weed Them Out of Your Rental Property

When choosing tenants for your rental property you look for someone tidy, honest, responsible and reliable to pay the rent on time. It may understandably not occur to you at first to look for any signs they could be potential drug cultivators. Sounds a bit over the top? It is said that cannabis (Class B …

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Seven Deadly Sins of Renting

Let’s be honest – no one is a saint… some of us less than others, but we all have our dirty little secrets. We keep them from our parents when we are little, then from friends and partners, colleagues and bosses… and also flatmates and landlords. Most of us have rented at least once in …

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Is Your Property Ready For Winter?

Cold, colder, freezing… don’t let the winter take you by surprise! It may not feel like it has properly arrived yet but we are being promised the coldest and snowiest winter in 5 years… Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, there are some precautions you can take to minimise the risk of emergencies, …

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Separating or Moving on? – Implications for the Joint Lease

Often when couples or flatmates move into a rented property, neither the tenant nor landlord considers the issues that may arise if the partnership dissolves and one chooses to move out. This type of situation can throw up concerns for both tenant and landlord. The remaining tenant is often unsure whether they have the right …

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