Confused about rental fees and costs? When you are about to rent a property, there are several different types of payment you will have to make. The main four are:
Continue reading “The Difference Between Holding Deposits and Tenancy Deposits (and Fees)”
- the holding deposit
- the tenancy deposit
- rent in advance (usually one month’s worth)
When you move into a new rented property, one of the first bits of life admin you will have to deal with is the inventory.
But most tenants are not actually sure what an inventory is or what it’s meant to do. I see a lot of questions from tenants about this, like:
Continue reading “A Tenant Guide to Inventories and Check-ins”
You’re searching on OpenRent for a new home. You want the freshest places to rent as soon as they come onto the market. You click on the search options to sort properties by ‘newest to oldest’ and — wait. The option isn’t there?
Continue reading “Why Can’t I Sort Properties by Newest to Oldest?”
Our May newsletter revealed that a 90% of landlords oppose the Government’s plan to end Section 21 evictions. Over 800 landlords voted in our poll, making it a very credible assessment of the mood on this issue.
Continue reading “Three Big Questions the Government Needs to Answer about Section 21”
OpenRent is giving tenants the chance to win £300 for sharing their worst tenant fees story.
To enter the competition, RT our tweet commenting your worst tenant fee experience using the hashtag #FeeFreedom.
Continue reading “Tenant Fee Freedom Competition: Win £300!”
Almost three years since being first announced, the Tenant Fees Act will finally come into force in England on 1st June. A similar law will commence in Wales in September.
This is something OpenRent has been campaigning for since founding in 2012. So we’re in the mood to celebrate!
Continue reading “🎉Celebrating the End of Tenant Fees in England & Wales🎉”
This is a guide for tenants on the Homes (Fitness) Act (2018). To see the landlord guide, click here!
A quarter of privately rented homes are considered non-decent according to government guidelines. Continue reading “New Rules to Help Tenants in Unfit Rental Properties”
A verdict of the High Court has slammed the Government’s Right to Rent scheme. The mandatory document checks were called “discriminatory”, with “little or no effect” on immigration.
Continue reading “Right to Rent Checks Attacked by High Court”
The tenant referencing process in the UK rental market is often seen as a big hurdle to get over before you’re allowed to rent a property. Most people have no idea what happens when they are being referenced or how the result (‘pass’ or ‘fail’) is reached. Continue reading “How Do Tenant Referencing and Credit Checks Work?”
Here’s a real story of what it’s like to rent a property with OpenRent.
Luke was entering London’s private rental market for the first time, moving in with his three flatmates. They all wanted to avoid the nightmare agency fees they’d heard about! Continue reading “Customer Story: Luke M”