Zoopla's renting guides help you navigate the process of renting, from arranging your finances and references to your rental checklist and contract. Plus, we have tips on how to make your rental feel like home. 



  • Coronavirus eviction ban ends: 6 things tenants need to know

    September 21, 2020

    From renters’ rights to how the eviction process works and how to apply for help.

  • Know your rights as a renter

    September 15, 2020

    From deposits and fair terms, to safely maintained property and legal eviction notice periods, it can really help to know your tenancy rights.

  • How to rent a house

    February 19, 2019

    Before you begin the process of finding a suitable flat or house to rent, give as much consideration to your requirements as you would if you were buying.

  • A renter’s guide: advice for tenants

    January 22, 2019

    You've 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.

  • How to make your property pay

    December 27, 2018

    House price growth may be slowing but there are still plenty of creative ways you can make money from your home. We take a closer look.

  • How can I rent a home with a pet?

    November 27, 2018

    It's not always straightforward for tenants to rent property if they have cats or dogs. But, with the right approach to the right landlord, there could be benefits for all.

  • 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.