Are Rent Controls Hurting Tenants?

Rent controls have been introduced in many countries over the years. But are they actually a good thing?

The logic is that they prevent landlords from charging too much to tenants, but this isn’t how it often works out. In fact, according to new research, rent controls can actually hurt tenants.

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It’s a date - why your moving date matters

When moving house, there are a huge number of factors to be considered and a million and one things to decide - and your moving date is one of them!  Although many don’t get a whole lot of choice when it comes to their moving date, those that do are heading for  the same one this year - August 30th, to be precise.

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Living in a studio apartment – How to maximise space without compromise

The tiny homes movement is taking the world by storm, and what was once seen as a temporary solution to living accommodation has now become something to aspire to. This shift in attitude towards smaller living spaces comes from the need to adapt to increasing living costs. Choosing a smaller property such as a studio apartment has tons of benefits including more financial freedom, improved community vibe. Plus it gives you better control over everyday bills.

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Key Places to Consider Renting In London

The famous London Marathon is only a few days away. Snaking through many well-known boroughs such as Bermondsey, Greenwich, and Whitechapel, before ending up in front of Westminster, this is a great opportunity to learn about the best places to rent in London. Whether you’re moving to London for the first time or looking for your new pad, there are dozens of places to choose from. These range from cool locations like Wapping and Brixton to more family-oriented boroughs such as Hendon or Richmond. Which one’s right for you? Well, in this article we’ll talk about the many options available, and how to choose the right place for you.

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Does renting work out cheaper than owning a home?

If the time has come for you to move out from the family home, you’re probably thinking about where you’re going to live. In many cases you may be faced with an interesting choice; should you rent a home or buy one. If you’re unsure which option will be cheaper, its worth considering all aspects of both renting and buying before you make your choice.

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A Guide To Living With Pets In a Rented Property

Pets have become a prominent feature in households across the UK, and many people wouldn’t be without their furry pals. However, if you’re considering renting it can be a little trickier to home your loveable yet sometimes mischievous friends. This month is National Pet Month (1 April – 6 May) and the country-wide campaign is back to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership that benefits not only you but your pets too. It could also potentially help current, or future renters look at ways to find suitable properties and prevent issues in your home.

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