Categories for Tenants

Expecting Your First Baby While Living in a Rental Home

April 5, 2017

If you’re expecting your first baby, we’d like to offer our heart-felt congratulations and wish you well for the future. If you are living in a rented home, you might well be starting to think about what will need doing before your baby arrives. More importantly you’ll be wondering how much you can personalise things, […] View article >

Scotland: Landlords need to be aware of biggest changes for a generation

April 4, 2017

The private rented sector in Scotland is about to see it biggest change for three decades with the introduction of the The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. The two key objectives are to provide tenants with better security of tenure and to allow local authorities to intervene in what are described as ‘rent pressure […] View article >

Landlords – How the tenant fee ban could affect you

April 2, 2017

The Government is going to ban tenant fees and landlords may wish consider the potential effect on them. Background The Government has made it clear that the ban on fees to tenants will proceed as soon as possible. What is not clear, and will be the subject of imminent consultation, is whether charges may be banned as well. […] View article >

How to Create a Spring Ready Garden

March 27, 2017

Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, spring is just the right time to get everything prepared in the garden for the warmer summer months. The great news is that you don’t need a massive budget, just a little care and attention, some good imagination and perhaps a few well-chosen gardening tools. You really don’t […] View article >

Top 8 mistakes tenants make when considering a property

February 7, 2017

There are over 9 million renters in the UK and competition for good rental properties can be fierce, in London there are ten tenants for every available rental. However, rushing into making a decision could be a costly mistake. Asktenants have compiled a list of the top mistakes that tenants make to help make sure […] View article >

8 ways to freshen your house up for spring

February 2, 2017

The days are finally beginning to get longer again and spring will be here before we know it.  If one of your resolutions for this year was to get organised and freshen up the house for spring, then you’ll love our  top tips: Simply Paint… One of the quickest and cheapest ways to give a […] View article >

10 ways to stay warm in your home and save money

January 17, 2017

With the second mildest Christmas day ever behind us but rapidly followed by freezing temperatures, ice and even ‘thunder snow’, it’s a winter that so far has been full of surprises. To help cope with any ‘artic turns’ we’ve put together some helpful tips for keeping your property warm and your costs low: Closing your […] View article >

Tenant insurance, are you covered?

January 12, 2017

Your landlord has insurance so you are sorted right? Well, not always. In most cases, a landlord’s insurance policy will only cover structural damage to the building itself. If your flat were to go up in flames, your landlord’s policy would not cover you for your lost or damaged personal possessions. So what can you […] View article >

Be a good neighbour this New Year

December 28, 2016

Now that the Christmas Day festivities have passed, attention turns to New Year celebrations. Whether you plan to have family and friends over for a low key evening, or you’re having a full-on party, don’t forget to spare a thought for your neighbours. According to recent research by Co-op Insurance, loud music tops the list […] View article >