Tenants

You may not be purchasing a house but when searching for a rental property you are still looking for your next home, and that is a big thing. With this in mind we have created a section for tenants in order to look at issues such as; the costs involved in renting, tenancy agreements and other required documentation, and your legal rights as a tenant.

It is worth noting that we have a separate section dedicated to moving house.

  • Why tenants need to ensure that their deposit is protected

    Deposits to secure a rental property can be quite hefty if they consist of a month or two of the rent which is why tenants need to ensure their deposit has been properly protected in a legally approve...

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  • Your legal rights as a tenant

    Renting a private property as a tenant means that you will be covered by certain rights and responsibilities while your tenancy is in force. Essentially, the tenant has the right to live in a propert...

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  • What tenants in HMOs need to know

    The rules governing how Houses in Multiple Occupation, or HMOs, come under different legislation to normal residential properties and HMOs need to be licensed by the local authority. Some tenants may...

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  • What is a tenant responsible for?

    Should a tenant be questioning what they are responsible for when living in a rental property, then careful checking of the tenancy agreement should reveal those responsibilities. Put simply, in the ...

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  • Costs to consider when renting

    With growing numbers of people having to rent their home, information on what to expect should be sought and followed. Renting a property is not just a straightforward commitment to finding a propert...

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  • How a tenant can tackle a disputed rent increase

    The issue of how the tenant can tackle a disputed rent increase can be a complicated and problematic area and a lot depends on the type of tenancy that has been issued. If the tenant is in a fixed te...

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  • Letting Agents - the documents involved

    For many people renting a home, the costs and the paperwork often come as a surprise. This guide is particularly for those who are using a letting agent for their new rental property. As soon as you ...

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  • 10 Tips for Successful Property Viewing

    When viewing a rental property, it is very easy to get lost in the excitement of it all: finally moving into a new place, the beautiful features and the agent’s persuasive pitch. However, this i...

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  • What a tenant can do should their landlord not return their deposit

    Most tenants who sign an assured shorthold tenancy will be asked to pay a deposit which the landlord is then legally obliged to put in a recognised scheme, in order to protect it. Failure of a landlo...

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  • Tenants in arrears - your legal rights

    The most important point for anybody in rent arrears is not to ignore the situation because they risk losing their home if they do not pay what is owed. There are ways to prevent being evicted for re...

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