How to/Where to Rent Summary

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PRIVATE LANDLORD

LETTING AGENCY

COUNCIL/HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Not a high sense of security private landlords are unregulated Greater sense of security follow code of practice People on low or no income, homeless, victims of domestic violence, single people with young children, people with disabilities and special needs…
No fees Various fees apply: holding fees, non-refundable reference check fees, admin fees, inventory fees Waiting list
High demand for one property, have to act fast Choice of accommodation and location No choice of location
You are doing all the searching yourself meeting strangers for viewings Help with finding the most suitable accommodation for your budget and needs Once allocated a property can be passed on to your family
Deposit plus rent in advance Deposit plus rent in advance No fees

 

Mostly References, documents even rent can be negotiable Mostly non-negotiable conditions Possibility of buying the property at a discounted price

 

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