Renting a home is a great alternative to buying your own property. In fact, it seems to be something that is much more commonplace than it has ever been. Renting does have a wide range of benefits, but it does have some drawbacks too.

Renting a home might have always been seen as a lesser to buying one, but what you may not realise is that there are plenty of benefits to renting a home rather than owning one. One of the biggest benefits is that when things go wrong within the house, 9 times out of 10 it is not going to be something that you need to pay out (or organise) to be fixed. So, when is a maintenance repair job something to do with you and when do you need to leave it up to your landlord?

Quite a good number of people believe that getting their tenancy deposit back is impossible, or have the mentality that their landlords will do or look for any possible reason to hold back their security deposits. However, we can confirm that there are landlords who can't wait to hand you over your security detail as per your agreements.

As we approach the end of the year and look ahead to a new season in our lives, we start to make resolutions and goals to make the next year our year. High on the list every year is to find and move into a dream home, and 2021 could be the year you make this a reality…

Over the past years, cases of rogue landlords have crept their way in. This gives the letting industry a negative reputation. Although, you may find that from ten landlords, only a small number have unprofessional tendencies, masking the entire industry negatively. Having a peaceful and fruitful encounter with the landlord is every tenant's desire. To achieve this, we have outlined some of the issues you may consider avoiding to fulfill your desire. This applies whether you are looking for a house from the available online portals or the physical search. Read on!

We know that the idea of house sharing isn’t for everyone; however, living with other people in a house can actually be a great idea for some. So, if you are considering house sharing as an option then here are some of the pros and cons to keep in mind.

When you are viewing a rental property with the mind set to move in, there are likely to be a thousand questions running through your head. However, with so much to think about, making sure that you ask the right question isn’t always easy. To help you make sure that you know all the key things for your prospective rental home, here are the top 5 questions that tenants should always ask during a viewing.

When you are renting a property there are two main types of lets that you can choose from. There are short term lets and long term lets. The type of let that you decide on will really depend on what you are looking for and your situation that you find yourself in.

Is your home in need of a bit of decorative attention? It takes a bit of careful thought and planning to execute a really beautiful home from room to room. A few basic rules can set you on the right path, transforming your home to resemble the most luxurious, professionally decorated showroom…

Around 1.5 million UK citizens are currently working remotely, and this number is only set to increase. While there are benefits of home working, many struggle with finding the space and may consider adding an extra room, which begs the question – should you go for a home office or a garden office?

A tenancy agreement can be described as the binding contract signed between you and your landlord. It clearly sets out all the legal terms and conditions in regards to your tenancy, and what type it is. For this reason, it might be fixed (spanning through a set period, for instance, six months) or periodic (runs through on weekly basis, or even every month).

When it comes to renting a property it is important to know what you are getting into, particularly if it is something you are doing for the first time. It is easy to be caught out, so follow our handy checklist to make sure you are doing it right.