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Whether you are new to Build To Rent or are ready for a better rental experience, find your ideal home with our helpful blogs.
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How Can Renters Deal With Pet Liabilities?
October 19, 2020

When renting with a pet, tenants must prepare for multiple pet liabilities and penalties that can upset their landlord or get them evicted. Luckily, Build To Rent offers an easier way to rent a pet-friendly home for tenants in the UK.

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How Does Build To Rent Promote Health and Well-Being for Tenants?
October 15, 2020

As health and well-being become essential for all tenants, Build To Rent developments are leading the trends with gyms, mental health programmes, communal spaces and pet-friendly environment.

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What Is an Energy Performance Certificate?
October 12, 2020

Apartment renters in the UK should always ask for an Energy Performance Certificate. A high EPC rating helps lower energy bills, avoid healthcare costs and enjoy more comfort.

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COVID-19: How Is Build To Rent Coping With the Pandemic?
October 08, 2020

While most industries falter during the COVID-19 pandemic, Build To Rent developments are rising to the challenge with better amenity offerings and customer experience.

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What Can You Do About a Rent Increase Notice?
October 05, 2020

For renters, nothing is worse than being slapped with a rent increase when your lease is up for renewal. Is there anything you can do?

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Renting During COVID-19: What Are The Rights of Renters?
October 01, 2020

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down for many renters due to job loss and redundancy. Can your landlord evict you if you fail to pay rent? What has the government done to protect tenants?

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A Guide to Tenants Responsibilities for Repairs
September 28, 2020

Repairs and maintenance don’t always occur in rental homes, but when they do, they can cause lots of hassle for landlords and tenants. Who is responsible for which repairs and how to get the work done?

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Can Paying Rent Improve Credit Scores?
September 24, 2020

Does your credit score matter? It does, especially when you apply for a mortgage or any loan. By paying rent on time, you can significantly improve your credit profile.

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10 Questions to Ask Landlords Before Signing a Tenancy Agreement
September 21, 2020

When finding a prospective home, it’s important to do your research before moving. We’ve prepared 10 essential pieces of questions to ask from landlords.

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What is the Right To Rent Check?
September 17, 2020

The right to rent check is compulsory for every tenant in the UK, hence it is essential that prospective tenants, particularly those recently moved to the UK, equip themselves with updated knowledge about this check.

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What is a security deposit?
September 14, 2020

While not required by law, most landlords ask tenants to provide a security deposit worth 5-6 weeks' rent when they rent out a property. What is the chance you will lose your deposit money?

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What is the Future of the Private Rented Sector?
September 10, 2020

Despite being hugely popular among renters, the Private Rented Sector (PRS) is poised to change due to COVID-19, economic and regulatory developments.

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What is a Tenant Reference Check?
September 07, 2020

Tenant referencing is more than a letter from your employer, but the principle is essentially the same - proving your credibility. If you are renting a place, then it’s important to prepare for one.

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Why Are Corporate Landlords Investing in Build To Rent?
September 03, 2020

For decades, the UK rental landscape has been full of individual landlords. Why are corporate landlords entering this segment and building new homes for rent?

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Buy vs Rent: 8 Benefits of Renting You May Enjoy
August 31, 2020

With upfront costs, maintenance, Stamp Duty and service charges, buying your own place may not be cheaper than renting. Join us to learn about the benefits of renting and why it may cost you less.

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