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Guide to Renting

Make sure there is an up-to-date gas safety certficate

Read your tenancy agreement and understand your obligation

Check your tenancy deposit is protected

Make sure there is an inventory and check it carefully

Tell your agent or landlord in writing if the inventory is not correct

Check there are good locks on all the windows and doors

Report any repairs promptly – you could be liable for damage if you don’t

If you are sharing with friends, check if the property needs an HMO licence

Choose your flatmates wisely! You may be jointly liable for debts and damage

Get some cleaning tips from your family and put them into practice