Advice for renting your home

50 Tips For Private Renting

As the recession goes on, more and more of us are renting our homes — over a third of us in England and Wales. If you have hopes of owning your home one day, this article will show you how to save money and get the best deal on a rented home in the mean time.

The article below comes from, and answers common questions such as:

  • Do I need to get home insurance if I rent?
  • Can I change my gas and electricity provider if I rent?
  • What are my rights as a private tenant?
  • Am I allowed to decorate or make improvements?
  • How can I make sure I get my deposit back?
  • How do I deal with a difficult landlord?

It also covers topics such as haggling down the deposit or monthly payments, where to get cheap furniture, and advice for lodgers and house-sharing. So if you rent your home now or you’re planning to move into a rented home soon, it’s well worth a read and could save you some serious cash!

Trying to save energy in your rented home? See if you can switch to a cheaper energy supplier.

Just moved? Save money on your utilities and your TV & internet.

Read the full run-down of 50 Renting Tips here.


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