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.
Continue reading “Tenant Fees Competition Winner Shares Story, Shows Exactly Why Fees Needed to Be Banned”
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?
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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.
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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.
Continue reading “Your Rental Advert’s First 48-Hours (and Why They Matter So Much)”
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.
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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!
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Have you been offered a ‘nil deposit scheme’ from your agent? It’s an offering that is getting people talking. But should you say yes?
From 1st June, landlords will only be able to take five weeks’ rent as a tenancy deposit. This increases to six weeks for properties whose rent exceeds £50,000 per year.
Continue reading “Maximum Tenancy Deposit: How to Calculate Five Weeks’ Rent under the New Rules”