Confused about which bills are - and are not - your responsibility when living in a rental property? Here’s the lowdown for renters.
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.
Searching for a place to rent? Let's go through the costs of renting a home, from rental rates and deposits to moving costs, bills and budgeting.
It's illegal for letting agents and landlords to charge certain fees to renters. Here's a breakdown of what you can and cannot be charged as a renter.
Here's exactly what you need to pay when you find a rental home, plus the things you can no longer be charged for when you move in.
Looking for a way to make renting more affordable? Here are three ways you can cut the costs without compromising living standards.
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.
More than 24,000 households were served a section 21 ‘no-fault’ eviction notice in 2022. Here’s what to do if it happens to you.
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.
With changes to the licencing of rental properties for Houses in Multiple Occupation, now in effect, Jonathon Waterhouse of law firm Stephenson, explains the details.
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.
For renters with four-legged friends (or any other number of legs), here's our guide to finding a pet-friendly landlord to welcome you.
Considering whether to rent or buy a home? The answer will come down to more than cost, as we explain in these pros and cons.
Fancy renting in a brand new flat with an onsite gym and cinema? Build to rent is all about high quality, purpose-built homes designed specifically with renters in mind.
Thinking of getting some housemates? Here are our tips for setting ground rules, keeping the peace and making sure the washing up gets done.
Renting a property with mates, but not sure how to manage the bills? We look at the pros and cons of joint accounts – and the alternatives.
How to get on with your flatmates in a rented house share and avoid any arguments over loo roll, teabags and shower times.