Category: Being a Tenant

‘Discrimination Baked into Right to Rent’

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has branded the Right to Rent scheme a farce after a High Court ruling that the scheme breached the European Convention on Human Rights on the basis it led to discrimination against non-UK nationals with the right to rent and British ethnic minorities. The Right to Rent scheme requires landlords …

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10 Reasons To Rent A House Before Buying It In Your 20’s

The concept of settling down and investing in a property by the age of 23 is something that most people would find a scary prospect. This was the way of life for the baby boomer generation. Millennials are taking a different approach to life in the ever-changing economic and social climate. Nowadays it’s completely normal …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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