The rise of Build To Rent

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Blog post by Ed Allison-Wright MRICS The number of private rented households doubled between 2001 and 2014 to 5.4 million, representing 20% of all tenures. This comes as a large number of purchasers are priced out of the market due to the rapid growth of house prices, particularly in the South-East and Brighton & Hove, […]

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 […]