Tips for tenants: how to rent a house in London

Want to rent an apartment or house in London? We will help you in this difficult matter. Take advantage of our advice and learn about the features of the rental.

1. A security deposit needs to be protected. Having received a deposit from the tenants, the landlord must take measures to protect it. This must be done within 30 days in accordance with the State Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Otherwise, tenants have the right to file a lawsuit against the landlord and receive compensation, which is three times the amount of the deposit.

2. Rent payment can improve your credit rating. Do you pay on time for rent? If it is so, then you have another program available, aimed at increasing your credit rating. The lessee needs to enter your details into the Rental Exchange program, indicating your rental payments. Then this information is sent to the Experian bureau of credit histories.

3. Rent an apartment at the elderly or people with disabilities. Share and Care - a company that unites homeowners (usually the elderly and people with disabilities). They will gladly provide you with accommodation for a small fee and help around the house.

4. Do not delay property insurance. If you are renting a house, it is better to immediately insure all household property. Otherwise, you will not be able to receive a refund if an accident occurs. But the insurance of the building itself is the responsibility of the lessor.

5. Ask the landlord questions about housing conditions. Where is the valve on the pipeline? Where is the electrical shield? Where to find the gas and electricity meter? On what day do they take out the garbage? Can a landlord provide instructions for electrical appliances? Who delivers gas and electricity? Where is the thermostat? What is the phone number of the landlord or his representative? Where is the TV antenna?

6. Do not forget to redirect your mail and update all addresses. Having moved, do not forget to redirect your mail so that all accounts come to your new address. This can be done through the Royal Mail website.

7. You can install a water meter. Some residents in England and Wales can save hundreds of pounds by installing a water meter.

8. If you have a dispute, get free legal advice. If you have any problems with the landlord, you can apply for help to one of the Housing Charity Shelter offices in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Read other news here

tips tenants rent London
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
6 views in october
I recommend
No recommendations yet


Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been "caught on the battlefield" in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on the government to repatriate two Londoners who have been called the "IS Beatles". The UK says El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey have been stripped of their British citizenship. The government is negotiating for them to face trial in the US. Speak...
A woman has died in a suspected gas explosion in north-west London. Her body was found in a first-floor flat destroyed in the blast in Fulbeck Way, Harrow, just before 01:00 BST Sunday. Another woman, a man and a baby were rescued from a second-floor flat, with the woman and child taken to hospital. About 70 firefighters tackled the flames and 40 neighbours were evacuated from their homes. The Met is investigating. The victim, believed to be in her 80s, ha...
About 13 million adults in the UK live in areas where at least half of the local banks and building societies have closed, analysis by the BBC reveals. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show nearly 6,000 local branches have shut since 2010, a fall of a third. The consumer group Which? called the number of closures "alarming". Trade association UK Finance said closing a branch was a last resort when usage falls. Banks and building societ...
A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs have said. The government's current plans to ensure all new cars are "effectively zero emission" by 2040 were "vague and unambitious", a report by Parliament's business select committee said. It also criticised cuts to subsidies and the lack of charging points. The government said it aimed to make the UK "the best place in the world" to own an electric vehicl...
London area home sales fell 15.9 per cent in September from August because of a shortage of homes to sell, and that shortage of inventory helped push up prices by 20 per cent from a year ago, the head of the London St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) said. In September, LSTAR reported 776 homes changed hands in London and St. Thomas, compared to a near-record August, when 923 homes were sold. By the numbers Homes sold in September: 776 (a drop of 6....
Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed for inviting support for the Islamic State group, has been released. The cleric was sentenced in 2016 to five-and-a-half years in prison. He led an extremist network linked to violent jihadists, including one of the killers of soldier Lee Rigby in 2013. Choudary, 51, has now served half of his sentence and will complete the rest under strict supervision. Police are preparing up to 25 measures to control him, the BBC...
One of London's front-running mayoral candidates has already put 40 per cent more of his own money into his campaign than the $25,000 limit allowed by law, a move that could put him in jeopardy if he wins the top job, provincial and civic election officials say. One of London’s front-running mayoral candidates has already put 40 per cent more of his own money into his campaign than the $25,000 limit allowed by law, a move that could put him in jeopardy if...
Nearly 150 County of Lambton paramedics are no longer responding to non-emergency calls amid ongoing negotiations for a new contract. Job action as of last Saturday means Lambton County paramedics won’t be doing non-urgent transfers between hospitals for the next while, or keeping ambulance stations as neat and tidy, a union spokesperson says. Nearly 150 Lambton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics represented by SEIU Healthcare Local 1 stopped resp...
Clapham Junction has been named London’s worst mainline train station for disruption in a survey by leading consumer title Which? Fifty-seven per cent of trains have been late or cancelled at the south London interchange since the beginning of the year, their research found. Their study found King’s Cross was the second worst, with 51 per cent of trains delayed or cancelled, followed by Victoria (47 per cent), Stratford (44 per cent) and London Bridge (44...