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The Dangers Of “No Deposit” Renting

The Dangers Of “No Deposit” Renting
No deposit? It might sound like a good thing initially, but not when you look more closely. When you hear about letting agents who don’t ask for a deposit, it can be tempting to take them up on the offer without thinking about the consequences. But in our view, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is! Here’s why “no deposit” letting is a bad idea both for tenants and landlords:

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Rented Room Feel Like Home

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Rented Room Feel Like Home
Moving out from the family home into your first rented property or house-share is a big step. There’s so much to think about. Once you’ve found the perfect rented property in the right place, you need to make sure it really feels like somewhere you want to spend time. At Blue i Properties, we love helping our tenants to feel at home. We do everything we can to make sure that their rented property works out for them and we also provide support as and when required. However, there some simple but effective things that our tenants can do themselves to make their rented room feel like just like a home from home:

Derby's Changing Student Accommodation Market

Derby's Changing Student Accommodation Market
Our Director, William Barron, recently attended the local meeting of the National Landlords Association. One of the speakers at the event was Rosanna Moore-Smith, Housing Manager at Derby University. She gave a very interesting talk on the student market, which is changing fast and private landlords must improve or they will die. Rosanna’s conclusion is that we are heading for interesting but difficult times, as some landlords appear as if they don’t want to improve their stock. Whichever way you look at it, it will involve more investment. 

9 Important Student Accommodation Trends

9 Important Student Accommodation Trends
As we mentioned in our latest newsletter, student accommodation is being affected by  a number of key trends, which have been gathering pace over the past five years or longer. Here are nine trends, which we have identified with some background information, a potential trigger and a possible solution. Without doubt, the solution is up to individual landlords and their long-term strategy. If you would like to discuss any of these trends with us and how it affects your rental property, please get in touch.

Why Cohabition Is Bad News For Your House-share

Why Cohabition Is Bad News For Your House-share
Sharing a house with friends can be great fun. But what do you do when a house-mate’sgirlfriend or boyfriend takes advantage of your welcome by staying over nearly all the time or even full time? As well as being illegal, it can seriously spoil the friendly shared house atmosphere! As we’ve seen through our long history as letting agents in Derby, cohabiting can lead to other tenants feeling used and invaded. Often, even when the house-mates share their doubts, nothing gets done.This can lead toarguments between tenants and even the break-up of a happy house-share! It can also cause issues withrent payments being delayed or not paid at all and could end with legal action being taken.
 

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