Setting up a new tenancy can be confusing. Rules and laws have probably changed since the last time you let your property — especially with the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act (2019).Continue reading “A Guide to Holding Deposits for Landlords”
‘DSS’ is the lettings industry term for tenants who rely on benefits to pay all or some of their rent. These tenants can find it harder to find homes to rent than tenants in full time employment.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has published a report demanding he gain the ability to impose rent controls on the London rental market.
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”
On 1st June 2019, tenant fees were banned in England. We’ve always been against charging tenants these unfair fees, so we decided to celebrate with a competition.
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?
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.
We’re analysing our rental data to bring landlords valuable insights on how to find great tenants quickly.
By looking at the most popular times for tenants to view your advert, and send you a message, we can learn some valuable lessons.
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.
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🎉”