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

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

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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.

a day ago 6 minute read

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

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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 days ago 8 minute read

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

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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.

12 days ago 7 minute read

9 Ways to Make a New Rental Feel Like Home

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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!

16 days ago 5 minute read

How to Set Up Bills When Renting For the First Time

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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.

19 days ago 8 minute read

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

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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.

25 days ago 8 minute read

How To Properly Dispose Of Cooking Oil & Fat

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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.

a month ago 1 minute read

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

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

a month ago 5 minute read

40+ First Home Essentials Every New Renter Needs

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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.

2 months ago 5 minute read

How to Move From One Rental to Another

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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.

2 months ago 7 minute read

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

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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.

2 months ago 8 minute read

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

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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!

2 months ago 7 minute read

17 Cheap & Easy Decorating Ideas for Small Apartments

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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!

3 months ago 8 minute read

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

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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.

3 months ago 6 minute read

How To Check Your Rent Deposit is Protected in One Step

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

3 months ago 1 minute read

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

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

3 months ago 8 minute read

Help, My Deposit Wasn’t Protected!

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

3 months ago 2 minute read

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

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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.

4 months ago 9 minute read

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

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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.

4 months ago 10 minute read

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

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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.

4 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

4 months ago 5 minute read

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

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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.

4 months ago 3 minute read

Everything You Need to Know About End of Tenancy Cleaning

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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!

5 months ago 4 minute read

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

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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.

5 months ago 5 minute read

How to Extend or Renew Your Tenancy Agreement

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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.

5 months ago 4 minute read

Dealing with Black Mould in Your Home

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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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 months 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.

6 months ago 2 minute read

Can You Rent Without a Deposit?

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

6 months 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!

7 months 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!

7 months 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

7 months ago 3 minute read

What Are Rent Deposits Used For?

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Having to pay a rent deposit is never fun, especially when you’re renting. Here's some insight into the world deposits!

7 months ago 2 minute read

Tips on How to Save for a Deposit When Renting

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Saving for a deposit when renting is difficult. Here's our top five tips on how you can save your pennies and pounds!

7 months ago 2 minute read

Pros of a Lifetime Deposit

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Double deposits. If you know, you know!

7 months ago 3 minute read

Can You Rent with Pets?

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If you’re wondering whether you can rent with a pet, here’s everything we know about the subject, plus our tips on how to ask your landlord to keep your furry (or not so furry!) friends.

8 months ago 2 minute read

Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

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It’s no secret that rents are rising, but can your landlord raise your rent? We have plenty of information to keep you in the know. Keep reading if you’ve been asking if and when can your landlord raise your rent!

9 months ago 2 minute read

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