Lettings Jargon Buster

Within the Private Rental Sector, there is a whole host of phrases, terms, acronyms, organisations and legal jargon that landlords and tenants need to be aware of. This list covers some of the most common terms you may come across, and what they all mean. Applicant: The individual that is applying to rent the property. […]

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Maximising the Return of Your Tenancy Deposit

Getting the full tenancy deposit back when tenants leave the property at the end of the tenancy largely depends on the condition that the property has been left in. Basically, the property should look exactly the same as when you moved in, with the exception of some reasonable wear and tear (see below). A final […]

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A Tenants Guide to Deposits

In this blog, we explain everything there is to know about deposits when renting a property. Since the Tenant Fee Act 2019, the legislation on deposits has become a little more complicated. We will cover holding deposits, tenancy deposits and the process of getting your deposit back at the end of a tenancy. Holding Deposits […]

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Top Tips for a Good Landlord Tenant Relationship

The importance of maintaining a positive relationship between landlord and tenant cannot be underestimated and this has never been highlighted as much within the last few months. The Covid-19 situation has instigated conversations that have never had to happen before and it has been the healthier landlord and tenant relationships that have ensured positive outcomes […]

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Rules for Access to a Tenanted Property

In this blog, we look at the rules and regulations in respect of a landlord, agent or any other third party entering a tenanted property. The overriding rule in all circumstances is in accordance with the Housing Act 1988 that a landlord or letting agent must notify the tenant, in writing, at least 24 hours […]

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Top Tips to Personalise Your Rented Property

As any tenant will tell you, it is a balancing act when trying to personalise and create as nice a home as possible and wanting to avoid spending lots of money that you will never be able to recoup. Your tenancy agreement will go to great lengths to tell you the things you can’t do, […]

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Top Tips for Tenants Looking for a Property to Rent

Whether you’re renting for the first time, upsizing to a bigger property, downsizing to a smaller property  or moving into a new area, renting gives you both flexibility and independence.  However, it can feel a little overwhelming and there can be a lot of unanswered questions. There is certainly a lot to think about when searching for […]

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