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

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.

a month ago 3 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!

a month ago 5 minute read

First-Time Renters: How to Set Up Gas and Electricity for Your New Home


Before you move into your new rental property, it's important to find out who the current gas and electricity suppliers are. This information should be provided by your landlord or property manager.

a month ago 2 minute read

Maximising Space in Your Small Apartment


In this article, we'll take a look at some tips and tricks for maximising space in a small apartment, so you can make the most of your living space.

a month ago 3 minute read

For Renters: FREE Renter Cover Letter Template


By following these guidelines and using our template, you will be well on your way to securing the next flat or home of your choice. So let's get started!

2 months ago 1 minute read

DIY Home Fragrance: How to Make Your House Smell Amazing Without Breaking the Bank


There are plenty of simple, budget-friendly ways to make your home smell amazing without breaking the bank or upsetting your landlord

2 months ago 1 minute read

How to Handle a Rent Increase: Tips and Strategies for Renters


You may find yourself facing a rent increase at some point during your tenancy. While this can be frustrating, it's important to understand your rights and options as a tenant, and take steps to handle the situation effectively.

2 months ago 1 minute read

End-of-Tenancy Cleaning: What to Do and What to Avoid for a Hassle-Free Move Out


To help you prepare for end-of-tenancy cleaning, we've put together this checklist of essential dos and don'ts. By following these tips, you can ensure that your rental property is sparkling clean and ready for the next tenant.

2 months ago 2 minute read

How to Deal With Problem Neighbours when renting


In this blog post, we'll provide some tips and advice on how to handle these situations and maintain a peaceful coexistence with your neighbours.

2 months ago 1 minute read

Renter's Rights: The Things Landlords Don't Want You to Know


In this blog post, we'll explore some of the key things that landlords don't want you to know, and provide tips and advice on how to protect yourself and assert your rights as a renter.

2 months ago 2 minute read

Renters: A Guide to Setting Up Your Bills


In this guide, we'll provide a step-by-step guide to help you set up your bills and get your home running smoothly.

2 months ago 2 minute read

My landlord is ignoring me - what should I do?


It's important to remember that as a tenant, you have rights and there are steps you can take to protect yourself and get the situation resolved.

2 months ago 1 minute read

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.

6 months ago 6 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?”.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

8 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.

8 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.

8 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.

8 months ago 7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

10 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!

10 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!

10 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.

a year 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.

a year 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.

a year 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.

a year 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.

a year 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.

a year 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.

a year 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

a year 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.

a year ago 3 minute read

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