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Preparing to rent

Before you start searching, let's set your budget and brush up on your rights as a renter. It'll all come in handy down the line.

The costs of renting

We're here to help you break down the costs and work out what you can afford to rent. Here's everything you need to set your renting budget.

Your tenancy rights

There are laws in place to protect you as a renter, from property safety standards to the notice you must be given before being evicted.

  • From deposit protection and safety standards, to the amount of notice your landlord must give you to evict you, it can really help to know your tenancy rights.

  • Moving to a new rental home? Here are the laws around your deposit and how your landlord must keep it safe it with a government deposit protection scheme.

  • Right to Rent is a government scheme that makes landlords responsible for checking tenants have the legal right to live in England. Here's what you need to know.

  • Landlords are currently responsible for vetting their tenant's legal right to rent in the UK under a Government scheme. Here's how it works.

Setting your criteria

What do you need and what's on your nice-to-have list? Here are our tips for deciding what you really want from your rental home.

House sharing

Thinking of getting some housemates? Here are our tips for setting ground rules, keeping the peace and making sure the washing up gets done.