Should I withhold my rent? | housing advice | Shelter

Should I withhold my rent? | housing advice | Shelter

We would never advise someone to withhold their rent, even if they’ve got issues with repairs. This is because it could end up with you being evicted for rent arrears later on down the line. There’s usually other solutions that you could take such as complaining to the landlord, complaining to the environmental health team […]

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Questions To Ask When Viewing A Rental Property

Questions To Ask When Viewing A Rental Property

Hunting for a rental property can feel a bit frustrating and even competitive at times. So get your game on and show that you’re serious by asking the right questions. Is the house insulated? And how warm is it? Some older homes and villas can be cold and draughty. How quiet is it? What are […]

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Renters Insurance 101 (Apartment Hunting 2/3)

Renters Insurance 101 (Apartment Hunting 2/3)

Meet Jasmine. Jasmine is a State University junior about to move into her first apartment. Jasmine thinks she has what she needs: everything from books to bed sheets. However, she’s actually missing one thing: renters insurance. Jasmine is stunned. What is renters insurance and why does she need it? Well, let’s start with the “what”. […]

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Renting a Pet-Friendly Apartment

Renting a Pet-Friendly Apartment

Hi, welcome back to the Launch Center! This week we’re answering questions about pets. I’m Shannon. I’m Lauren. I’m Alecia. And I’m Megan. I have a question today and it is, “What should I consider before getting a pet?” Pets live a long time. I mean they live, like, 14 — my pug is 14 […]

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Best Time of The Year To Rent An Apartment

Best Time of The Year To Rent An Apartment

Hey Renters, I’m Niccole Schreck, the rental experience expert at Rent.com. I often get asked the question, “when’s the best time of year to rent an apartment?” It sounds like it might have an easy answer, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. It really depends on what’s most important to you. Having options […]

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Private Renting: Eviction procedures

Private Renting: Eviction procedures

I think my landlord is trying to get rid of me. I’m not sure why it’s not like I throw any big parties or am I late with the rent? They are even threatening to change the locks and cut off my electricity. ooh now worried about leaving my flat. I’m sure they can’t do […]

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Keybot, the property leasing robot.

Keybot, the property leasing robot.

This is Keybot the world’s first leasing robot. and this is Tom, a landlord who hired Keybot to lease his rental property so he could… well… do more important stuff. Since Keybot manages Tom’s online listings Renters can verify their ID for a one-time use keycode. Renters tour on-demand and Tom doesn’t have to leave […]

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Rent or Buy a House?

Rent or Buy a House?

To buy, or not to buy. That is the question. Should you continue to rent? Or should you buy your first home? This can be a challenging decision. But it need not be. In the next few minutes we’ll show you simple way to determine exactly when to make the move to home ownership. Let’s […]

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