How much do you know about renting?

How much do you really know about renting? Whether you’re just flying the nest or have rented privately several times, we’ve created a quiz to test out how much you really know about the rules and regulations! Why not take the quiz by clicking here. But, if you don’t have time to take the quiz, [...]


Top 5 deposit-friendly decorating tips for renters

Renting definitely has its fair share of perks; not having to worry about the cost of a new boiler for a start! But while it can be the perfect solution for those who aren’t quite ready to commit to an area, or those that simply can’t afford to get on the property ladder, those wanting [...]


Renters could save over £200 a month sharing a two bed flat

Save-to-buy renters could put £210 on average towards their deposit each month by flatsharing, with Newcastle offering the best value being only 11% more expensive for a two-bed than a one-bed flat Average asking rents rose in all regions in 2015, an annual increase of 3.8% outside Greater London and an extra burden for many [...]


Tips for sharing costs when renting with flatmates

Renting with other people can be a great way to share home costs, but it's important to have a conversation about paying shared bills on time. Services such as heating or your phone line could be cut off if you don't meet your bills, and failure to pay Council Tax or your TV Licence could [...]


How can I save my rental deposit?

As a young professional, moving into your first rented property is an exciting time; exploring your new local area, buying a variety of brightly coloured decorative items for your various rooms and ‘investing’ in homely goods (slow cookers, smoothie makers etc.). You’ve made it! You have your own home! Sadly though, the sting comes at [...]


The advantages of renting through a reputable agent

This article is written by Lauren Sutton on behalf of Leaders. If you are looking for property to rent, you may be wondering what agency you should go with. There are so many out there to choose from, that you can easily feel lost and confused as to which is the right one to go for. However, [...]