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.

Tenant Eviction notice 23 Jun 2014 56

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

Hannibal Lector with face mask 24 Feb 2014 13

You Should Hear What My Landlord Says…

Man sleeping on sofa 10 Feb 2014 33

Tenants That Constantly Complain About Bullshit

04 May 2013 8

10 Simple Rules ALL Tenants Should Follow

26 Sep 2012 22

Paying Rent In Advance To Entice The Landlord

House with To Let sign 31 May 2012 7

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

George Bush scratching head 30 Apr 2012 9

Can My Landlord Evict Me?

09 Mar 2012 21

‘Landlord Referencing’ Checklist For Tenants

Fight, fight, fight 21 Sep 2011 10

My Landlord Threatened Me

Fake McDonalds 05 Sep 2011 16

Beware Of Fake Landlords

Checklist 02 Nov 2010 11

Top Tips On How To Find A Good Landlord

23 Aug 2010 34

‘Surrender Of Tenancy Letter’ For Tenants

03 Aug 2010 1

One Rental Property, Two Different Price Tags

24 May 2010 103

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

Money on hand palm 07 May 2010 26

Techniques Tenants Can Use To Avoid Letting Agent Fees

George Bush scratching head 27 Apr 2010 172

Why Do Letting Agents Charge Tenants An Admin Fee?

Big nosed liar 05 Feb 2010 9

6 Lies Commonly Told by Landlords

12 Jul 2009 1

Read The Tenancy Agreement Before Signing, Idiot!

Builder with tools 19 May 2009 279

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

Fight, fight, fight 22 Dec 2008 106

I Hate My Fucking Landlord

For sale signs 05 Nov 2008 176

My Landlord Wants To Sell The Property I’m Renting

George Bush scratching head 04 Sep 2008 165

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

Big nosed liar 30 Apr 2008 6

Lies That Letting Agents Feed Prospective Tenants

Inventory Form Checklist 25 Apr 2008 24

Tenant Checklist BEFORE Signing A Tenancy Agreement

Judge Judy 28 Sep 2007 199

How To Sue Your Landlord

George Bush scratching head 02 Apr 2007 1

Renting Vs Buying

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