Whilst living in rented property, it can sometimes be confusing as to what you can and can’t do. Below is a list of the most common mistakes which could violate your lease and prevent you from exercising your legal rights. It is important when moving into a new property, to keep a copy of your contract to hand so that you can look over it if you are ever unsure of anything.
Whilst it may be time consuming to read through your entire contract, it is important that whilst you are living in rented accommodation you are fully aware of your rights.
The most common mistake that renters often make is having guests staying over too often. Whilst it can be nice to have friends over from time to time, it is important to be aware that your guest is not outstaying their welcome. This can be difficult to monitor from a landlords perspective, however if they do become aware of a long term guest, then your rent is subject to suddenly increasing.
Be sure to look at whether your contract allows for you to have pets or not. If you are sneaking a pet into a flat or house that is unauthorised, this can be a violation of your rights and you could be asked to suddenly leave.
When living in rented accommodation, most people want to make it feel more homely by hanging pictures up or painting the walls. Whilst some contracts allow for this, others are strict and do not even allow for nails in the wall. Be sure that you know your terms and conditions before making any changes and if your landlord does not allow for this, invest in some photo frames to put your pictures in or buy new bedcovers to make it feel more homely, rather than risk losing your deposit.
It is important to be aware of your rights as a tenant so that you do not put yourself in a position where you may be asked to suddenly leave or not receive your deposit back. Have a quick read through of your contract and contact your landlord or estate agents if you are unsure of any parts.
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