From beginners’ questions to the finest details, this post tells you everything you need to know about Houses in Multiple Occupation. Continue reading “Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO): Licensing, Rules and Definition”
Ever been late for work after waiting 30 minutes for your flatmate to finish up their lengthy shower routine? It’s one of the UK’s most hated things about renting in a flatshare.
And as if you needed more evidence that the UK Rent Crisis is worst in the capital, we can now definitively reveal that Central London is the worst place in the whole UK for sharing a bathroom, too.
Sophia’s letting agent wanted to charge her £2,000 a year just to find tenants for her flat. Luckily she had heard that OpenRent could find her a tenant for free, and set up her tenancy for just £49.
As a first-time landlord, she used our Free Trial to advertise her property on Rightmove, Zoopla and dozens more, finding a tenant in two days.
Landlord law expert Tessa Shepperson explains the law behind renting your property to a company. Continue reading “Company Lets: What Are They & How Are They Different?”
50 people a year die from Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning in the UK. A further 4,000 are treated in hospital. Frustratingly, it’s all completely preventable.
In England and Wales, landlords are under no legal obligation to supply CO alarms in most cases. Continue reading “Help Us Save Lives: Tenant Carbon Monoxide Survey”
Currently, landlords in England and Wales are only required to install a Carbon Monoxide alarm if the property has a fuel-burning appliance. Click the link below to complete our survey on Carbon Monoxide in the private rental sector and help us raise awareness!
From next year, you won’t be able to rent out your property unless it passes an efficiency test. Over one million dwellings in England and Wales would not currently pass the new rules, and could face huge fines.
To make sure you don’t fall foul, EPC Expert Tom Harrington takes us through the new rules and what you need to do to make your property compliant in time. Continue reading “Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (2018)”
A dodgy boiler is the most common problem that UK tenants face. In fact, nearly a third of tenants have experienced a lack of hot water or central heating during their tenancy.
Landlord law expert Tessa Shepperson explains everything about periodic tenancies, contract renewals, and what to do when your AST’s minimum term is about to expire!
Continue reading “Going Periodic: What Happens When a Tenancy’s Fixed Term Ends?”