A simple guide to renting

A simple guide to renting

author: Dan Griffiths

By Dan Griffiths

Whether you’re thinking about renting or you’re renting a property already, you may have a few questions that you’d like answering.


In this guide, we hope to help you through the process, from considering renting a property to what you can and can’t do when you’re living in one.

Thinking about renting

Top tips when choosing where to rent

If you’re looking for the perfect property to rent, you’ll probably have a lot of questions running through your mind about what exactly you need to look out for. In this blog, we address the five most common questions people have before they commit to a property…

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Renting costs on the rise: part 1

According to research carried out for us earlier this year, the cost of renting in the UK is increasing rapidly. Unfortunately, the rent itself is not the only cost you’ll need to be aware of, as you may face others such as holding fees and application fees.

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Renting costs on the rise: part 2

In the second part of our blog post on rising renting costs, we focus on the tenancy deposit scheme and 6-monthly contracts. 

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Living in a rented property

Decorating your rental property – Do’s and Don’ts

When you’re living in a rented property, it’s important to make sure you’re aware of what you’re allowed to do decorating-wise. It might be tempting to splash out on cans of paint and replace the carpet, but you may wish to reconsider after reading this blog.

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What to do if you want to end your tenancy early

In this blog, we outline what you should do if you want to move to somewhere new before your tenancy ends.

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Would you know if you breached your tenancy agreement?

When was the last time you checked your tenancy agreement? After reading this blog, you’ll be eager to check yours again, just in case you’ve breached your tenancy agreement without realising…

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Your landlord

Have you ever met your landlord?

Research carried out for us last year found that one in three renters have never met their landlord, and only deal with a letting agent. Sometimes speaking directly with your landlord can help address any issues much faster, but it will depend on your circumstances.

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What to do if your landlord won’t do repairs

Sometimes private landlords don’t carry out their responsibilities the way they should, and in these cases, it’s often the renter that loses out. However, if you’ve got a nightmare landlord and think you’re entitled to better, we’ve outlined the steps you can take to make things right.

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The future

What you’ll need to buy a home

For some, renting might be the ideal way to keep a roof over your head, particularly if you’re not interested in being tied down to one area. However, for many people, renting is a temporary solution while they save for a mortgage deposit. In this guide, we’ll talk you through all the things you’ll need to think about before you buy a home.

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Saving up for a deposit

If you’re currently renting, trying to save for a house deposit can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. That’s why in this guide we talk through some of the ways you might be able to save up that money to finally move into a house of your own.

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Find out how Help to Buy schemes could work for you

If you do find yourself struggling to save for a deposit, the government’s Help to Buy scheme could be a way to help. You can find out whether it could work for you in this blog post as we outline the three different schemes available in detail.

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Disclaimer: All information and links are correct at the time of publishing.

author: Dan Griffiths

By Dan Griffiths

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