Holding Deposits

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Blog post contributed by University of Sussex Housing Services. When renting a property from a letting agent or landlord, most will initially ask for a holding deposit in order to ensure that you are serious about taking the property and to reserve it for you whilst they check your references and draw up your tenancy […]

Why have I got mould problems?

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            Many tenants in shared houses experience problems with mould/mildew which, without treatment, can become harmful to health. There are 3 main reasons that mould forms – 1) too much moisture in the air 2) lack of ventilation/air circulation 3) fluctuations in heating temperature Breathing, drying clothes indoors,  on radiators, […]

Top Issues for Renters

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Blog by Citizens Advice Brighton and Hove In Brighton and Hove the private rented housing sector forms a large and important part of our city. Around a third of households rent from a private landlord- much higher than the national average. With home ownership continuing to become out of reach for many and long waiting […]

Rent Smart

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Rent Smart Brighton and Hove, a new partnership to help private rented tenants in the city find the information they need, will launch on 22nd November 2016. The launch event will be at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus from 6.30 until 8.30pm To attend the launch, please email theteam@rentsmartbrightonhove.org