• A renter’s guide: advice for tenants

    October 30, 2014

    You have found a property to rent. So what happens next? This guide will provide you with all the information and advice you need to clinch the deal and become a tenant.

  • How to get the best from estate and letting agents

    October 28, 2014

    The rental market in Britain moves very fast. If you are looking to rent, you need to spread the net wide in order to find the right property at the right price.

  • Rental property viewing checklist

    October 28, 2014

    When you view a property to rent, it pays to be organised. Our rental viewing checklist will provide you with questions to ask and things to look out for.

  • Student property guide: choosing the right area

    October 27, 2014

    Deciding on a suitable neighbourhood - and street - can make all the difference. You need to consider issues such as distance, safety, local facilities and parking.

  • Student property guide: moving out

    October 27, 2014

    Your contract will last a specific time. At the end of it you must either renew the contract or move out of the property. You may be able to move out early – in which case you will need to find someone to take your place.

  • Student property guide: common problems

    October 27, 2014

    Some landlords are very pleasant and others are difficult and fail to treat tenants with respect. You need to understand your rights as a tenant and how to exercise them in case your landlord is one of the poor ones.

  • Student property guide: contracts, rights and responsibilities

    October 27, 2014

    Your contract with a landlord will probably be what is called an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. They were introduced with the Housing Act 1988 and revised eight years later.

  • Student property guide: moving in and living

    October 27, 2014

    Getting everything moved into a new home is very stressful and always takes longer than expected. It can be especially nerve-racking for students who have never lived away from their parents before.

  • Student property guide: recent legislation

    October 27, 2014

    In order to protect tenants and ensure they are treated fairly, there are regulations that control how landlords behave. There are also rules and regulations that tenants must comply with too.

  • Student property guide: viewing

    October 27, 2014

    Deciding on whether you like a property enough to live in for nearly a year – or longer – is not simple. It is not a choice to be taken lightly.

  • Student property guide: where to look

    October 27, 2014

    Once you have sorted out who you will live with, you will need to find a place to rent. There are a raft of main sources for this.

  • Student property guide: who to live with

    October 27, 2014

    The first thing to decide – and it's a biggie – is who to live with. Sharing is never easy, whether it's with parents, partners, friends, or acquaintances.