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Renters, you've come to the right place! Check out our guides to some common questions below.

Bills Going Up? 20+ Tips to Reduce Gas & Electric Bill Right Now


Keep reading to discover our 20+ tips on how to save money on your gas and electric bill today.

3 months ago 6 minute read

7 Energy-Saving Tips To Help Reduce Your Home's Energy Bills


If you're looking for ways to save money on your energy bill, there are plenty of ways to cut back on the cost of heating and cooling your home.

3 months ago 3 minute read

What Do You Need to Rent a Flat? 10 Essentials & Things to Consider


Want to know what you need to rent a flat? Keep reading to learn the answers to your top questions, including “What do you need to rent a flat?” and, “What documents do I need to rent a flat?”.

3 months ago 6 minute read

What Are Holding Deposits? 5 Important Things to Know in 2022

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Keep reading to learn everything there is to know about holding deposits in 2022, including the holding deposit meaning, how much you can be charged, and how to spot a holding deposit scam.

3 months ago 6 minute read

Paying Rent a Day Late? Here's What to Do


In this article, we’ll explain the consequences of paying rent a day late, explain what a typical late fee for rent is, and share our advice on how to tell your landlord rent will be late.

3 months ago 7 minute read

15 Tips: How to Save Money on Food to Reduce Cost of Living


Most of the time, our spending depends on how prepared we are for our food shop and what we do with our food once we’ve bought it. Keep reading to learn our best tips on how to save money on food.

4 months ago 8 minute read

Landlord Won't Fix Heating, What Can I Do?


In this guide, we’ll explain what you can do if your landlord won’t fix the heating in your home.

4 months ago 6 minute read

10+ Most Common (& Unfair!) Landlord Deposit Deductions UK


To help you prepare and anticipate charges, we’ve compiled this list of the most common landlord deposit deductions and the most UNFAIR landlord deposit deductions.

4 months ago 6 minute read

How Lifetime Deposits Can Help With Rent Deposit

You usually have to pay your new deposit before you get your old one back, which can leave you out of pocket for a while. Or it can put you off moving altogether...thankfully, we've created a Lifetime Deposit.

4 months ago 5 minute read

Ant Problem in Rental? Who’s Responsible & How to Fix It


We’ll answer the most common questions about these pest problems, including who’s responsible, determining the cause, and getting rid of the problem in your home.

4 months ago 7 minute read

Problem Neighbours in Rented Property? 5 No-Nonsense Things to Do

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We’ll explain in this article what you can do about problem neighbours in a rented property, your landlord’s responsibilities, and how to deal with any problems.

4 months ago 9 minute read

Mould in Rental Properties: Why It’s Bad & Should You Rent It?


Here's everything we know about mould in a rental property, including why it’s bad, how to spot mould during viewings, and what to do about mould if it shows up at your house or apartment.

4 months ago 7 minute read

10 DEPENDABLE Ways to Cool Down a Flat

Keep reading to learn why flats get so hot and discover our top 10 tips on how to cool down an apartment during a heatwave.

4 months ago 4 minute read

10+ Things Landlords DON’T Want Tenants to Know


We’ve researched some of the top things many tenants don’t know and summarised them in a handy, quick-read article for you.

4 months ago 9 minute read

My Landlord is Ignoring Me: 5 Things to Do if a Landlord Ghosts You


If you’re just looking for advice on what to do next and making a complaint seems like a step too far right now, keep reading.

4 months ago 8 minute read

My Drains Smell, What Can I Do?

If you want to make your apartment smell nice and get rid of smelly drains, here’s how to fix them quickly, easily and naturally.

5 months ago 6 minute read

Peeling Paint in Rental? What to Do & Who’s Responsible

We’re here to answer all your questions about peeling paint in rentals, including what to do, who’s responsible and how to fix it.

5 months ago 6 minute read

Landlord Always at Your House? What Should & Shouldn’t Happen During Landlord Visits

If you feel like your landlord isn’t playing fair with their visits, we’re here to help explain the rules and what should and shouldn’t happen during landlord inspections.

5 months ago 8 minute read

Can Burnt Carpet Be Repaired? What to Do If You’ve Burnt a Rental Carpet


Here’s our guide on how to fix burnt carpet in a rental and what the rules are when it comes to landlords charging you for replacements.

6 months ago 7 minute read

9 Ways to Make a New Rental Feel Like Home


If you’ve just moved in or are moving soon, keep reading to learn our top ways to make a new rental feel like a home that’ll get you settled in no time!

6 months ago 5 minute read

How to Set Up Bills When Renting For the First Time


If you’re moving into a rental for the first time, here’s your first-time renters’ guide on how to set up bills when renting.

6 months ago 8 minute read

What Size Moving Van Do I Need? A Van Size Guide for Renters

To help you figure out what size moving van you need, we’ve put together an expert guide on the most common UK van sizes and what you can fit in them.

6 months ago 8 minute read

How To Properly Dispose Of Cooking Oil & Fat

It's a greasy situation! When you're finished with your cooking oil or fat, what do you do with it? I'll tell you what people usually do: They throw it in their bin. Others? Well, some people think pouring used cooking oil down the drain is a good way to get rid of it. Here's why that's a bad idea.

6 months ago 1 minute read

Remote Workers: What to Look For When Finding a New Home


In this article, we’ll share our top things to look for when finding a new rental as a remote worker.

6 months ago 5 minute read

40+ First Home Essentials Every New Renter Needs


To help you settle in your new rental quickly, we’ve created a handy room-by-room checklist of the essential things every new renter needs.

7 months ago 5 minute read

How to Move From One Rental to Another

In this article, we’ll explain the process of how to move from one rental to another, and answer your deposit, landlord and other renter questions.

7 months ago 7 minute read

5 Challenges of Working from Home for Renters – & How to Fix Them to Be More Productive

If you’re struggling to be productive while working from home in your rental, we’ll explore our top reasons why motivation takes a hit when working remotely in this article – and share our advice on how to fix it.

7 months ago 8 minute read

How to Make the Most of Your Apartment Balcony: 15 Decorating Ideas for Renters & Homeowners

If you need inspiration about how to make the most of your balcony, here are 15 decorating ideas you’ll love – no matter how big or small your outdoor space is!

8 months ago 7 minute read

17 Cheap & Easy Decorating Ideas for Small Apartments

Furnishing a small apartment doesn’t have to be a mammoth of a task. It doesn’t have to cost a ton of money either!

8 months ago 8 minute read

How to Find Out How Much You Paid Towards Your Rental Deposit

Hunting through your emails, bank statements and tenancy paperwork is one way to find out your contribution. But, there are better ways. We've compiled ours in this guide.

8 months ago 6 minute read

How To Check Your Rent Deposit is Protected in One Step


If your rent deposit isn’t protected properly you can win 3x your deposit back. Here’s the simple way to check.

8 months ago 1 minute read

How to Fix Wobbly Furniture in a Rental: 3 Quick & Easy Tricks


In this article, we’ll share all our tips and tricks on how to fix wobbly furniture quickly, easily and cheaply.

9 months ago 8 minute read

Help, My Deposit Wasn’t Protected!


You could be entitled to £1,000s if your tenant deposit was not protected correctly. Here’s our guide to claiming your compensation.

9 months ago 2 minute read

18 Rent-Friendly Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Total DIY Makeover

Rent-friendly decorating is becoming a trend – and we’re on board! Learn our tips, tricks and worst-kept secrets on how to modernise an old kitchen in a rental.

9 months ago 9 minute read

How to Arrange Plants in a Living Room: Houseplant Décor Mistakes & How to Fix Them

If you’re undecided about where to put your new houseplant, we’ll also share our top tips (and crucial mistakes to avoid!) about how to arrange houseplants in a living room.

9 months ago 10 minute read

15 Cheap & Natural Ways to Make a House or Flat Smell Good


In this article we’ll go into detail about the different ways you can make your house or apartment smell better cheaply, naturally and quickly.

9 months ago 9 minute read

How to Decide if a Lifetime Deposit is Right for You

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Lifetime Deposits have been designed explicitly for renters to make life easier, so getting one has many benefits. Here, we’ll help you decide whether a Lifetime Deposit from Fronted is the right option for you

9 months ago 5 minute read

Renting Furnished vs. Unfurnished: What are the Pros & Cons?


In this article, we provide a run-down of what it’s like to rent furnished vs. unfurnished and what the pros and cons are to help you decide which one is right for you.

9 months ago 3 minute read

Everything You Need to Know About End of Tenancy Cleaning


Even if you enjoy keeping things tidy, end of tenancy cleaning is a whole other ball game. It’s intense, in-depth, and (if you’re hiring a professional) expensive!

10 months ago 4 minute read

A Renters’ Ultimate Checklist: First Things to Do When Moving into a New Rental Property


Moving rental can be a stressful time. Before you move (and on your first day in your new home), there’s a lot to do and countless people to inform.

10 months ago 5 minute read

How to Extend or Renew Your Tenancy Agreement


Generally, renewing a tenancy agreement is pretty straightforward. There usually isn’t much to it, and it either continues naturally, or you need to sign new paperwork to extend it for another term.

10 months ago 4 minute read

Dealing with Black Mould in Your Home


Keeping on top of cleaning in your home involves a lot of jobs. Some are regular, and others need to be done only now and again.

10 months ago 2 minute read

What Bills Do I Have to Pay When Renting?

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In this article, we'll give you an overview of what bills you have to pay when renting and what things you may need to save up for.

10 months ago 3 minute read

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Viewing a House to Rent

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In this article, we’ll give you our top ten questions all renters should ask when viewing a rented house or apartment, helping you make the right choice.

10 months ago 3 minute read

How to Get Your Rent Deposit Back

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In this article, we explain the common reasons why landlords keep your security deposit and share our top tips on how to get your rent deposit back.

a year ago 5 minute read

Can a Deposit Be More Than Rent?

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In this article, we explain how much security deposit a landlord can ask for, whether a deposit can be more than rent, and how lifetime deposits work when using them for a new rental.

a year ago 2 minute read

Can You Rent Without a Deposit?


If you’re wondering whether you can rent without a deposit, here’s a summary of your deposit options when renting.

a year ago 3 minute read

How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out

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One of the best ways to make your landlord choose you is to make your rental application the best they’ve ever seen. Here's some tips!

a year ago 4 minute read

Your Ultimate Guide on How to Pass a Tenant Referencing Check

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To help you pass your tenant referencing check first-time, we’ve prepared an ultimate guide to referencing checks just for you!

a year ago 5 minute read

Should I Rent a House Without Viewing It?

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Everyone has their reasons for not viewing a house before renting it. But if you’re not sure what to do, here’s a handy guide about whether you can (and should!) view a house before renting it

a year ago 3 minute read

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