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.
Continue reading “Here’s Where to Live if You hate Sharing a Bathroom [Infographic]”
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.
Continue reading “Customer Story: Sophia G”
Landlord law expert Tessa Shepperson explains the law behind letting a company rent your residential property for the use of their employees or guests. 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 solid fuel-burning appliance. Click the link below to complete our survey on Carbon Monoxide in the private rental sector and help us raise awareness!
CLICK HERE TO DO OUR CARBON MONOXIDE SURVEY AND HELP SAVE LIVES!
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.
Continue reading “Gas Safe Engineer Shares Top Boiler Advice for Landlords”
Kate is a first-time landlord who trusted OpenRent to find tenants and create her first ever tenancy. With our speedy, safe and convenient Rent Now tenancy creation service, she wasn’t disappointed! Continue reading “Customer Story: Kate B”
Landlord law expert Tessa Shepperson explains everything about periodic tenancies, rolling contracts, 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?”
A great way to put tenants off your property is to demand a big lump-sum payment before they can move in. This lump-sum is usually the amalgamation of:
- Holding deposit
- Security deposit (six week’s rent)
- First month’s rent upfront
- Agency fees
- Referencing, inventory, etc.
It isn’t uncommon for these fees to add up to well over £2,000 per tenant. Continue reading “Are You Putting off Good Tenants with High Upfront Costs?”