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Information for Tenants

Who is eligible for a council tax exemption or discount?

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 06/06/19

Council tax is a tax applied to a property, with the full amount depending on the value of the property. It’s often forgotten about while working out housing budgets, so it’s important to be aware of the cost before you start renting a property. T...

Who is eligible for a council tax exemption or discount?

Who is eligible for a council tax exemption or discount?

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 06/06/19

Council tax is a tax applied to a property, with the full amount depending on the value of the property. It’s often forgotten about while working out housing budgets, so it’s important to be aware of the cost before you start renting a property. To find out how much you need to pay, you’ll need to find out your home’s valuation band, how much your local council charges for that band and if you're eligible for a council tax discount or exemption. To find out more about the last step, keep reading...

What’s a guarantor?: Definition and meaning

What's a guarantor? Definition and meaning

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 05/23/19

Being a student, not having a renting history or having previous problems with keeping up with payments are just some of the reasons a landlord may ask you to provide a guarantor before they’ll approve your tenancy. However, when asked to provide one, many tenants’ first thought is ‘what’s a guarantor’? Never fear, Roomlala is here to explain all you need to know. What’s a guarantor? The definition and meaning of a guarantor is someone, often a parent or close family member, who agrees to ...

Important things to consider when subletting

When looking to sublet, there are important things to consider within the UK

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 05/09/18

So you’re looking to go away for a period of time, or you have some important business to attend and you may be away from your rental for a lengthy period of time. Then you also realise that you have rent to pay, and that isn’t going to pay itself! One thing that can help you out of this sticky situation is looking to sublease an apartment/property. With this blog we aim to help you understand a few simple aspects of how subletting works, either if you are a landlord or tenant. It’s all about co...

Do I Need to Repaint my Walls When Leaving my Rental?

Do I Need to Repaint my Walls When Leaving my Rental?

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 10/19/16

Planing on leaving your rental? Wondering what your obligations are regarding the work that will need to be done, particularly the repainting of your accommodation? Well worry no more- the following article will provide you with the information that all tenants should start thinking about during their rental. The Tenants’ Rights Whenever you move into a new home, whether it be furnished or unfurnished, you may want to add a personal touch to the decor . Repainting the walls with your fav...

Who Pays for What?

Who Pays for What?

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 01/11/17

Every lease that is signed between a landlord and a tenant must specify who pays what and contributes what to the accommodation. Even with this specified, there can be sources of dispute between the landlord and the tenant- here we'll explore who's obligated to do what. What Must the Owner Pay for? We must first mention that the owner must of course provide a decent accommodation for the tenant. If the landlord doesn't provide a satisfactory level of accommodation, they are breaking the la...

What you need to know about renting when you have a pet

What you need to know about renting when you have a pet

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 05/31/17

Among many things, Britain is a nation of dog lovers (and cats, rabbits, budgies…) Surprisingly, unlike in other European countries, the status of pets and animals in rentals is not a protected right. There are various reasons why landlords are hesitant about renting to pet owners; the thought of animal smells, hair, anti-social behaviour and general dirt can often lead landlords to reject pet owners or prevent current tenants from keeping pets. Renting with pets is possible and increasingly com...

Getting Your Administrative Affairs in Order

Moving: Getting Your Administrative Affairs in Order

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 11/03/16

Are you moving place soon? Be sure that you know which organisations to inform, and that you have all of your administrative affairs in order before the big move! We’ve compiled a list of who you should inform about your new address etc. The Post Office The first thing you need to do when moving is to inform the Post Office. Pop down to your local branch and inform them of your new address and your moving date. This is probably one of the most important things you need to do as the Post Of...

Ensure That You Move In Successfully

Checklist to Ensure That You Move In Successfully

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 10/28/16

At last, you’re leaving the family home and moving to your very own place. Now you need to get the moving process sorted out, with respect to your budget of course. Not to worry, Roomlala has thought about all the new tenants and has written a checklist so that you don’t forget anything important! How do I get electricity and gas? When you move, unless your bills are included within your rent, one of the first things you should do is contact the existing electricity supplier, as well as th...

What Does the Landlord Pay For

Rentals: What Does the Landlord Pay For

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 05/20/15

Every lease that is signed between a landlord and a tenant requires that the distribution of work is mentioned. Even with this mentioned, there can be sources of disputes between the landlord and the tenant. Here we will explore who is obligated to do what. What Must the Owner Pay for? We must first mention that the owner must provide a decent accommodation to the tenant. If the landlord does not provide a satisfactory level of accommodation, they are breaking the law. If anything in the...

Living with the Elderly

Living with the Elderly

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 05/06/15

Faced with rapidly rising rent prices many owners are offering accommodations in their homes in exchange for the completion of services. This style of accommodation lets tenants save money on rent as well as lets landlords save money on paying for the services they need to see completed. It’s a win-win for everyone. Types of Services The owner of a home may decide not to charge a portion of the rent no rent to a tenant who can help in daily tasks such as child care, help with homework, cl...

Flatshare or Homeshare?

Flatshare or Homeshare: Which is Right For You?

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 04/22/15

Looking for a cheap solution to your rental needs? Here at Roomlala we are happy to present you with two excellent solutions: flatshares and homestays. The two concepts are similar in many ways, but each does have its own positives as well drawbacks. When deciding which is right for you, there are many things to consider, but mainly your own personality and how you are most comfortable living. Flatmates: the solution with a community life If you hate being alone and prefer to be social, go ...