The latest annual English Housing Survey from the Government shows that tenant satisfaction in the private rental sector is steady and remains higher than among social sector tenants. The annual report, which researches and measures many different aspects of the UK's housing provision highlights that in a number of areas, private rental sector (PRS) tenants are happier with their landlords and situation than those renting in the social sector.
It might feel like you don’t have much of a choice where you rent because of your budget. Well if money is a restraint for you let’s see where to avoid and where to find the cheapest rentals. If not, then London might be for you.
Contracts are generally long, boring, and daunting reads that can even make the Game of Thrones books look appealing. It’s important to sift through the whole contract and carefully read the small print. The contract should use simple language that does not complicate or cause confusion. Getting it right and understanding your contract before you sign can save a lot of problems for you in the future.
As a Landlord you want to be able to give your tenants the freedom to enjoy having friends and family over to visit throughout their tenancy. However, what happens if you believe a tenant is spending more than an acceptable amount of time at the property and suspect they have started living at the property. How do you know when a guest has become a tenant?
It’s that time of the month, splitting bills. Many of us have been there, and if not you might be soon. How we share these payments can be a stressful time for tenants. It’s no secret bills have to be paid to keep a roof over your head. Someone has to pay these bills and it’s important to have a plan in place to make sure bills are paid in full and on time. Depending on the dynamics in the house and individual personalities, there are different ways sharers can solve splitting bills.
The latest research shows that tenancy renewals for the month of March were the highest in over 10 years, as tenants opted to stay put during the coronavirus lockdown. In addition, there were more rental properties available in March than February, leading some experts to believe that despite signs rental demand will increase post-lockdown, rents could decline by more than 2% due to the number of job losses and wage cuts tenants across the UK will likely face.