Renting a home may be less complicated than buying, but there’s still plenty you need to know. Use our handy guides to find out how to become a tenant, how to make the most of your estate or letting agent, and what you need to look out for when you view a property.

  • Rental property viewing checklist

    January 4, 2019

    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.

  • Mayor of London considers imposing rent controls

    December 10, 2018

    Labour’s Sadiq Khan says the arguments in favour of capping rental hikes are overwhelming.

  • 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.

  • Top 20 student buy-to-let hot spots

    August 15, 2018

    If you're a buy-to-let landlord who refuses to rent to students, you could be missing out on some big returns, as this list of the best yields reveals...

  • Landlords face up to 17 week wait to evict problem tenants

    July 16, 2018

    Private landlords brought 21,439 possession claims to courts in England and Wales last year. But many were rejected for failing to follow the correct eviction proceedings.

  • A renter’s guide: advice for tenants

    July 9, 2018

    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.

  • The pros and cons of letting a property furnished and unfurnished

    July 9, 2018

    Buying all the furniture for a property can be a major expense. Should you go ahead, or is it best to let tenants bring their own furniture?

  • What the 2017 Budget had in store for property

    November 23, 2017

    First-time buyer stamp duty exemptions, more cash for new-builds and a change to the way commercial property business rates are calculated...here's a round up of this year's Budget

  • UK rents fall for first time since 2010

    March 13, 2017

    A dash among investors to buy property ahead of the 3% stamp duty hike has driven an oversupply of homes to rent.

  • PrimeLocation’s new advert is all love

    July 20, 2016

    Here at PrimeLocation, we’re celebrating the launch of our new-look TV advert, which centres around our love affair with property.

  • Top 10 property ‘must-haves’

    July 19, 2016

    What’s really important to people when searching for their dream home? PrimeLocation’s keyword search tool – as featured on our new TV advert – is a great way to find out.

  • Economic uncertainty hits rents in global luxury hotspots

    June 30, 2016

    The presidential election and the timing of the next interest rate hike in the US as well as Brexit have taken their toll on rents worldwide, says Knight Frank.

  • How to rent a house

    November 3, 2015

    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.

  • Landlords' and tenants' rights

    August 3, 2015

    Landlord and tenant rights are likely to be detailed within a tenancy agreement, but some conditions may vary from one property and landlord to the next.