The Difference Between Holding Deposits, Security Deposits and Agency Fees

A guide to letting agent fees, including admin fees, security deposits and holding deposits

Confused about rental fees? There’s holding fees, security deposits, a month’s rent up front, admin fees… and that’s all before you’ve even managed get your hands on the keys!

For tenants, it can feel like all parties are trying their best to extract a share of your hard-earned cash.

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How Let to Tenants Who Failed Referencing

What to do if a tenant fails rental landlords referencing

A Failed Rental Reference Doesn’t Mean the End of the Road

It sounds confusing, but just because a tenant fails referencing or a credit check, it doesn’t necessarily mean that letting your property to them is a bad idea.

Finding the right tenants is the main challenge of being a private landlord, and referencing is the best tool at your disposal. But the Pass or Fail on your referencing report isn’t the be all and end all of whether an enquiry will turn out to be a good tenant.

Here to take us through just how to interpret the result of your referencing report is Priya Gill from UK referencing company Rentguard.

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Checklist: Landlord Responsibilities When Renting Out Property

How to rent out your home with a checklist for new starter landlrods

Landlords are seeing a big increase in regulation. Over the last few years, there have been many changes to housing licenses, minimum property standards, immigration checks and more.

Many landlords fear that they have forgotten to do something important. So we’ve made a checklist of legal landlord responsibilities you must perform when letting a property. The checklist ensures that you can easily check whether you are fully compliant with the law.

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Free Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST rental contract) | Download Now!

Most residential lettings in England and Wales are arranged as an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) – an agreement introduced by the Housing Act 1988, and subsequently updated by the Housing Act 1996.  When an AST is established, the document everyone signs to agree terms is often referred to as an AST as well.

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Here’s Where to Live if You hate Sharing a Bathroom [Infographic]

uk study on bathrooms vs tenants

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.

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