Tips & Info For Tenants [From A Professional Landlord]

Yup, I’m a landlord. Not a tenant.

But that’s exactly why, I believe, I’m the perfect [self-appointed] delegate to share my insights; I know when landlords are misbehaving; I know what landlords should and shouldn’t do; and I know when tenants deserve to be unequivocally evicted.

While this website is mostly dedicated to helping my fellow landlords be the best they can be, it’s also a safe and useful place for private tenants. I’m unbiased, I’m impartial and I’m pretty.

I believe that more landlords need to appreciate the value of their tenants, and more tenants need to appreciate the value of their landlord. But more importantly, I believe it’s critical for both landlords and tenants to know their rights, and how to identify and manage any abuse.

On that basis, I’d be amiss if I didn’t use my experience of being a landlord of a over decade to help and guide tenants [as well as landlords]. So that’s exactly why I’ve put this section together, just for tenants.

Below you can find a number of useful blog posts, which provide advice, support and tips for tenant in a private rented property.

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How & When To Sue Your Landlord For Damages & Maintenance Issues 21 Jan 2015 33 Landlord Complaints

How & When To Sue Your Landlord For Damages & Maintenance Issues

My Landlord Evicted Me Because I Asked For Repairs, Is That Legal? 23 Jun 2014 56 Terminating Tenancies & Evictions

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

You Should Hear What My Landlord Says… 24 Feb 2014 13 Landlord Complaints

You Should Hear What My Landlord Says…

10 Simple Rules ALL Tenants Should Follow 04 May 2013 8 Introduction For New Tenants

10 Simple Rules ALL Tenants Should Follow

Paying Rent In Advance To Entice The Landlord 26 Sep 2012 22 Introduction For New Tenants

Paying Rent In Advance To Entice The Landlord

Should I Rent Directly Through A Private Landlord Or Use A Letting Agent? 31 May 2012 7 Introduction For New Tenants

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

Can My Landlord Evict Me? 30 Apr 2012 9 Terminating Tenancies & Evictions

Can My Landlord Evict Me?

‘Landlord Referencing’ Checklist For Tenants 09 Mar 2012 21 Introduction For New Tenants

‘Landlord Referencing’ Checklist For Tenants

My Landlord Threatened Me 21 Sep 2011 10 Landlord Complaints

My Landlord Threatened Me

Beware Of Fake Landlords 05 Sep 2011 16 Introduction For New Tenants

Beware Of Fake Landlords

Landlord Scams Tenants Should Be Aware Of 18 Feb 2011 144 Introduction For New Tenants

Landlord Scams Tenants Should Be Aware Of

Top Tips On How To Find A Good Landlord 02 Nov 2010 11 Introduction For New Tenants

Top Tips On How To Find A Good Landlord

‘Surrender Of Tenancy Letter’ For Tenants 23 Aug 2010 35 Terminating Tenancies & Evictions

‘Surrender Of Tenancy Letter’ For Tenants

This Is How I Helped My Friend Avoid Paying A Tenancy Renewal Fee 24 May 2010 105 Tenant Rent & Fees

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 26 Tenant Rent & Fees

Techniques Tenants Can Use To Avoid Letting Agent Fees

Why Do Letting Agents Charge Tenants An Admin Fee? 27 Apr 2010 172 Tenant Rent & Fees

Why Do Letting Agents Charge Tenants An Admin Fee?

6 Lies Commonly Told by Landlords 05 Feb 2010 9 Landlord Complaints

6 Lies Commonly Told by Landlords

Read The Tenancy Agreement Before Signing, Idiot! 12 Jul 2009 1 Introduction For New Tenants

Read The Tenancy Agreement Before Signing, Idiot!

How to Report A Landlord That Doesn’t Comply With Health And Safety 19 May 2009 282 Landlord Complaints

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

I Hate My Fucking Landlord 22 Dec 2008 107 Landlord Complaints

I Hate My Fucking Landlord

My Landlord Wants To Sell The Property I’m Renting 05 Nov 2008 177 Terminating Tenancies & Evictions

My Landlord Wants To Sell The Property I’m Renting

HELP, I Can’t Get A Guarantor – Here’s What You Should Do! 04 Sep 2008 165 Introduction For New Tenants

HELP, I Can’t Get A Guarantor – Here’s What You Should Do!

Lies That Letting Agents Feed Prospective Tenants 30 Apr 2008 7 Introduction For New Tenants

Lies That Letting Agents Feed Prospective Tenants

Tenant Checklist BEFORE Signing A Tenancy Agreement 25 Apr 2008 24 Introduction For New Tenants

Tenant Checklist BEFORE Signing A Tenancy Agreement

How To Sue Your Landlord 28 Sep 2007 204 Landlord Complaints

How To Sue Your Landlord

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Renting Vs Buying Property 02 Apr 2007 1 Introduction For New Tenants

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Renting Vs Buying Property

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