Renting

7 things to inspect before renting a home

7 things to inspect before renting a home

Signing the lease to a new home or flat can be an exciting time for anyone. However, it’s important to not jump the gun and let that excitement get the best of you. There can be many things wrong with a home or flat that you may not see at first glance. This is why it’s crucial to do an in-depth check of the property before you agree to rent it. Here are 7 things to inspect before renting a home. 7...

Succeeding as a long-distance landlord

Succeeding as a long-distance landlord

Not all landlords invest in properties near their own residence. Perhaps you moved and chose to keep your previous residence as a rental. Maybe you found an exceptional investment opportunity in a different area or even across the country. While being remote may change the way you manage your rentals, you can set yourself up to be a successful long-distance landlord if you know how to effectively outsource...

tips for renting to someone with bad credit

5 tips for renting to someone with bad credit

After spending time preparing your property for renters and then advertising it, you need to find a suitable tenant from your list of applicants. Many landlords begin by sifting through the applications, ensuring each potential tenant meets a certain set of criteria. While the ideal tenant is certainly out there, it may take some time and many applications to find that person. This situation could leave...

Rental scams to look out for

Rental scams to look out for

Let’s face it, the rental world is not immune to scammers. In fact, you might have had your own experience with a rental scam. Or perhaps you’ve heard stories from friends, family, and coworkers about their own experiences with scammers. We are all vulnerable to scam artists, even if we never think it would happen to us. Luckily, there are ways you can protect yourself from rental scams. Read on to...

5 tips for a winning rental application

5 tips for a winning rental application

It is common knowledge that the rental market is fiercely competitive So, how to get a rental property? How can you give yourself the best chance of being a successful applicant? Well, it all begins with a winning rental application. Securing a rental home can be a daunting and frustrating process. So, here are 5 tips for a winning rental application. 5 tips for a winning rental application In a...

Landlord’s guide to renting to college students

Landlord’s guide to renting to college students

If your rental property is located in a college town or near a university campus, renting to college students can be very profitable. Do you already own a unit within walking distance of academic buildings? Perhaps you're thinking about investing in a rental property in a college town? Landlords near colleges and universities benefit from high demand, stable rental markets, and an ample pool of would-be...

Key questions to ask a letting agent

Key questions to ask a letting agent

Finding a great rental property can take time, and when you do it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of lodging your application. After all, the rental market changes quickly, and you want to make sure you secure the rental property. However, it’s important to be informed. That means reading the lease and other paperwork carefully. In addition, you should ask questions about anything you’re not...

Furnished or unfurnished rental?

Furnished or unfurnished rental?

As landlords try to entice quality renters to sign lease agreements, many debate the merits of furnished or unfurnished rental properties. Deciding whether to let a property fully furnished or unfurnished is a personal decision that landlords should base not only on their circumstances but on the demand from tenants, to ensure minimal void periods. Furnished or unfurnished rental? Furnished rental...

What you need to know about subletting

What you need to know about subletting

Whether you’re new to renting or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ve probably heard the term subletting. However, it’s one of those words that doesn't offer a clear definition. If you're like many others and have no idea what subletting is, don't worry; we've got you covered. So, what exactly is subletting? Here's what you need to know about subletting your home, as well as some helpful tips for...

Renting with other people

Renting with other people

Renting with other people is a very popular and cost-effective way to live, as opposed to renting a house or flat alone. Apart from the obvious social benefits, the rent will often be significantly cheaper per person and the cost of council tax and utility bills will be shared. If you're considering co-tenancy, it's important to know how your tenancy is organised as it can have implications for other...

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