Tenant Advice- Tips & Info For Tenants

As a landlord, I appreciate my tenants. I treat them with respect and courtesy by providing them with safe and clean environments, and by keeping on top of repairs and maintenance in ample time. I do that because I know a happy tenant is a good tenant, and I appreciate that tenants are the landlord’s most valuable asset. If I want to stand a chance of succeeding in this industry I need to take care of what’s important… my tenants.

Unfortunately, many landlords don’t value their tenants, consequently they neglect their legal responsibilities and duty to provide tenants with a good service. But it’s not all on the landlords, we can’t forget the tasteless tactics deployed by letting agents, including their horrifically heart-sinking prices.

The major problem is many tenants don’t know their rights or who to turn to when they’re being subjected to foul play. They’re under the illusion that the landlord/agents holds all the power (despite how unfair it seems). Fortunately that isn’t true at all. Tenants can never be stripped from their statutory rights (no matter how hard anyone tries).

This section is dedicated to helping tenants understand their rights, how to avoid bad landlords, how to find good landlords and how to report a landlord that doesn’t comply with health and safety. There’s also a range of articles covering letting agents and their crazy fees, which should be avoided like the plague.

My Landlord Evicted Me Because I Asked For Repairs, Is That Legal? 23 Jun 2014 54

My Landlord Evicted Me Because I Asked For Repairs, Is That Legal?

You Should Hear What My Landlord Says… 24 Feb 2014 12

You Should Hear What My Landlord Says…

Tenants That Constantly Complain About Bullshit 10 Feb 2014 31

Tenants That Constantly Complain About Bullshit

10 Simple Rules ALL Tenants Should Follow 04 May 2013 8

10 Simple Rules ALL Tenants Should Follow

Where Did My Landlord Secure My Tenancy Deposit? 01 Mar 2013 2

Where Did My Landlord Secure My Tenancy Deposit?

Paying Rent In Advance To Entice The Landlord 26 Sep 2012 18

Paying Rent In Advance To Entice The Landlord

Should I Rent Directly Through A Private Landlord Or Use A Letting Agent? 31 May 2012 6

Should I Rent Directly Through A Private Landlord Or Use A Letting Agent?

Can My Landlord Evict Me? 30 Apr 2012 7

Can My Landlord Evict Me?

‘Landlord Referencing’ Checklist For Tenants 09 Mar 2012 21

‘Landlord Referencing’ Checklist For Tenants

My Landlord Threatened Me 21 Sep 2011 10

My Landlord Threatened Me

Beware Of Fake Landlords 05 Sep 2011 14

Beware Of Fake Landlords

I Can’t Afford To Pay My Rent, What Should I Do? 27 Feb 2011 3

I Can’t Afford To Pay My Rent, What Should I Do?

Top Tips On How To Find A Good Landlord 02 Nov 2010 11

Top Tips On How To Find A Good Landlord

‘Surrender Of Tenancy Letter’ For Tenants 23 Aug 2010 28

‘Surrender Of Tenancy Letter’ For Tenants

One Rental Property, Two Different Price Tags 03 Aug 2010 1

One Rental Property, Two Different Price Tags

This Is How I Helped My Friend Avoid Paying A Tenancy Renewal Fee 24 May 2010 93

This Is How I Helped My Friend Avoid Paying A Tenancy Renewal Fee

Techniques Tenants Can Use To Avoid Letting Agent Fees 07 May 2010 24

Techniques Tenants Can Use To Avoid Letting Agent Fees

Why Do Letting Agents Charge Tenants An Admin Fee? 27 Apr 2010 169

Why Do Letting Agents Charge Tenants An Admin Fee?

6 Lies Commonly Told by Landlords 05 Feb 2010 9

6 Lies Commonly Told by Landlords

Read The Tenancy Agreement Before Signing, Idiot! 12 Jul 2009 1

Read The Tenancy Agreement Before Signing, Idiot!

How to Report A Landlord That Doesn’t Comply With Health And Safety 19 May 2009 275

How to Report A Landlord That Doesn’t Comply With Health And Safety

My Landlord Won’t Give My Deposit Back 12 Jan 2009 202

My Landlord Won’t Give My Deposit Back

I Hate My Fucking Landlord 22 Dec 2008 103

I Hate My Fucking Landlord

My Landlord Wants To Sell The Property I’m Renting 05 Nov 2008 172

My Landlord Wants To Sell The Property I’m Renting

HELP, I Can’t Get A Guarantor 04 Sep 2008 161

HELP, I Can’t Get A Guarantor

Lies That Letting Agents Feed Prospective Tenants 30 Apr 2008 6

Lies That Letting Agents Feed Prospective Tenants

Tenant Checklist BEFORE Signing A Tenancy Agreement 25 Apr 2008 23

Tenant Checklist BEFORE Signing A Tenancy Agreement

How To Sue Your Landlord 28 Sep 2007 196

How To Sue Your Landlord

Renting Vs Buying 02 Apr 2007 1

Renting Vs Buying