UK Easy Rental Advice
Rent a Room
The purpose of this site is to offer free, friendly and impartial advice to anyone planning to rent accommodation or property in the U.K. Renting a place to live can be a stressful and costly business if you go about it the wrong way. Read the advice given on this site and the stress can be eliminated and the cost reduced. Whether you are a first timer or a more experienced renter, there is always something to learn. Whether you are renting a room, a bedsit, a studio, a flat, an apartment or a house, there is valuable advice here for you. Daunting legal and technical stuff is explained in plain English. Answers to all frequently asked questions are right here on this site.
The whole rental process is explained in detail. Everything from choosing a suitable accommodation type to searching, viewing, moving in, living in your new home and ultimately, moving out. Do it right and avoid the pifalls.
We know how difficult it can be for those who come from overseas - visitors, workers and EFL students. When English is not your first language, at times the whole process seems near impossible to understand. No problem. We have a special section just for you -
If you are planning to move home in the near future you can work your way through the process online, step by step. Use this site is as follows. At your own pace, either as a continuous process, or in a series of steps, use the onsite links to follow the logical sequence -
Alternatively, if you are somewhere in the middle of the process, or are simply interested in finding the answers to specific questions, you can use this site as a general help and advice centre. In which case select an appropriate link, either from the list above, or from the list below -
Remember to revisit the site regularly. We update it on a regular basis so there will always be something new for you to check out.
Perhaps you would like to submit an idea suggesting how we could improve or expand the site.
Or maybe you have an unanswered question to ask, or even an interesting story to tell.
All submissions and feedback, both positive and negative, are most welcome.
Hi, my name is Roger. I'm the creator and webmaster of this site. Unusually, I am not trying to sell anything. Think of this site as a free and independent online advice centre.
I believe I am well qualified to offer advice on the subject of renting accommodation in the U.K. Since moving away from the family home as a teenager I guess I've just about done it all. I've rented and shared rooms, bedsits, studios, flats, apartments and houses. And more recently I have become a property owner of both a flat and a house. I have rented the house out to groups of University students while I was myself working abroad. And when my personal situation changed I lived in the house myself and let out rooms. In other words I took on the role of a resident landlord. In very recent times I have acquired a flat which I currently rent to a worker from overseas. So, I am able to view the rental situation from both angles, as a tenant, and as a landlord.
I have made a few mistakes myself at the beginning, when I lacked knowledge and experience. But I have learned from these mistakes and I won't be making those mistakes again. I hope that by pointing out the pitfalls and dilemmas that I have encountered myself, I will ease the renting process for you, the site visitors. So, now I'll wind up by wishing you good luck and happy renting.
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