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Do you know your fire plan?

Fire services across the UK are running a campaigns to encourage both landlords and tenants increase their awareness of fire safety inĀ flats, high rise buildings and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). They are especially focussing on the need to have

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Protecting your deposit – a guide for tenants

Most landlords would prefer to give you your deposit back – it just doesn’t feel like that for tenants. If you want to get your deposit back in full, there are some things you need to do before, during and

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Top 10 tenants maintenance responsibilities

While good landlords want to know promptly if there is anything wrong, that does not mean you should be calling them every time something breaks or doesn’t work like it should. But if it’s your first time renting a flat,

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The 8 hidden costs of moving home

Whether you are renting or buying, there are some costs to moving homeĀ that can add up quickly, so before you make the decision to move, make sure you have enough saved to cover them. I’ve found 8 things mos people

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Real world and online refurbishment

We are in the middle of refurbishing both this site and the flat at Bartlett House. By the time you read this the site should be fully up and working, but do let me know if you see anything that’s

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Should letting agencies charge tenant fees?

The government is planning to debate creating a new law to ban lettings agents from charging fees to tenants. The costs of fees charged to tenants has been steadily climbing over the last few years, and it’s one of the

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