Top Tips for Tenants

Top Tips for Tenants

“Top Tips for Tenants”

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If your Tenancy is to work out well from day one, follow our Top Tips for Tenants.  Our guidelines are simple to follow:

Top Tips for Tenants from Day 1

  • Position yourself as a strong contender by having good references from previous Landlords prepared in advance.
  • Make sure you agree with the inventory and condition report, then sign and date it to avoid any misunderstandings down the line.
  • Always ask for a written receipt for your deposit and details of where it has been lodged.
  • Make sure you have emergency procedures in place.  Your Landlord or Letting Agent must provide a telephone number to call if anything goes wrong. Know where the water, gas and electricity cut-off switches are in case of an emergency.
  • Also, if you are going away for more than a week or so, it is a common courtesy, and a practical one, to let your Landlord know that you are going to be away – again in case of any emergency.
  • Don’t be afraid to report any problems, such as a leaking roof, to the Landlord, who will usually appreciate the opportunity to remedy the issue before it gets worse. And if you are genuinely competent at fixing something then by all means ask your Landlord if he/she would object to you doing it. But don’t attempt anything other than a very minor repair without your Landlord’s consent.

Top Tip Pay your Rent

Above all, pay your rent on time.

A happy Landlord will usually be more than willing to make your Tenancy as comfortable as possible.  He will be confident in the knowledge that he/she has a responsible and reliable Tenant.  He will be less inclined to increase the rent on renewal!

If you’re looking for a property to rent in Brighton & Hove, contact us on 01273 735237 or email