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“Get it ALL in writing”

published 19/07/2001

way to sample an area, little commitment needed

where do I begin...see op!

For my 100th opinion, instead of writing my usual review of either a product or a place, I thought that instead, I’d write under a category where I have strong views, and where I can hopefully offer some advice. I started renting over three years ago, in St Andrews. At the time it seemed...

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less headaches than owning, good for temporary arr...

no freedom, too many rules and constraints, at the...

Firstly, I have to say why rent when interest rates are at an all time low? Some people cannot buy a house, whether because they cannot get a deposit together or do not want to be tied down in that way. I can relate to these people, I have been renting for about 8 years now in various different...

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Good

“Single White Female Alert”

published 21/07/2002

Extra money

No Privacy

Are you thinking about taking in a lodger? Thinking about inviting a friend to stay for a while as they're in between accommodation or just want somewhere to live? This op is about exactly that they live with you under the same roof and you have invited them there. So this is where my story...

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Super

“Tips From A Top Rent Girl”

published 10/04/2002

there ARE nice places out there

dodgy landlords, hard work and ridiculous expenses

Finding a half decent place to rent in London can be a complete nightmare. Especially if you're like me and don't exactly have a bulging wage packet. I'm quite fussy about where I live. My home is very important to me, because I'm not the clubbing or pubbing type. I'm more of a shut the curtains...

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advantageous in the short term, less capital outla...

long-term you are throwing away money, no return o...

Having lived and worked in several countries in Europe over the last seven years, not to mention having rented student flats – although they were generally fairly palatial – nothing like the usual hovels that tend to be let to students by landlords without any scruples, seemingly no sense of...

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Super

“Tips for Happy Renting”

published 06/03/2003

Flexible with no tie ins

It's never really yours

I've lived in 7 rental properties in the past 7 years as both a student and a 'young professional'. Although I'll carry on renting in London for a few years, I'm also about to become a landlady! Sounds mental I know! Well, I can't afford to buy where I live so I'm buying back up North. Anyway...

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Super

Can usually move and no mortgage stress

lectures about dead money

I've lived in rented accommodation since I left home for University in 1994. And all though I don't feel I'm any kind of expert on renting homes I have lived in quite a few different situations. So here are a few of my experiences for you. FACTS FIRST!!! What does Dominic2001 look for in rented...

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If you don't like it you can move with ease

If you're paying rent, how do you ever save up tha...

Rent or buy is a quandary that faces many of us at some point in our lives. Some people rent because they can't afford to buy, others buy because they don't believe in renting. For lots of us, though, the choice is more complex than that and depends on the situation we find ourselves in at the...

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You own place

You need lots of patience and money

I had found the job i wanted and had been offered it, hmmmm only one problem its 70 miles away and i have to start after 8am. Ok you can drive it but im not a morning person and it would mean getting up at 6 every morning. So the task came of looking for a pad of my own, waving goodbye to the...

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“Rent! Rent! Rent!”

published 01/02/2008

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This review is on the joys of renting, which is great in some ways but not in others as we shall find out. When you are first looking for a property to rent, you do of course need to look at your current cirumstances in order to get the majority of what you want in one place. This is where common...

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Security and flexibility

Money spent on something that will never be yours

This is going to be a sensible opinion from me, for a change! Aww don’t all run away, give us a chance? I can do ‘sensible’ you know, given half a chance! Granted it doesn’t come painless, I slip into ‘scatty’ mode far too easily, but I’ll give it a go...

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Can move on quickly

Depends on your circumstances

One of things I have noticed through reading peoples ops, is that many believe they can't afford to buy their own home, yet appear to be paying exorbitant monthly amounts in rent. A lot depends on where you live in the UK, as to what your options are, but this op will try to offer some advice on...

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How To Avoid Some Of the Pitfalls When Renting Shared Accommodation As A Student… Having spent far too much of my adult life living in student accommodation & shared houses with wannabe students I thought there must be something useful I can pass on to all you students out there embarking...

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With university due to start in September many of my friend and I are looking for places to rent, having rented once before hopefully I will be able to use my experience to get the best deal. The one and only time I rented was last year for three months with friends during the Winter months. We...

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Don't have to worry about mortgage repayments, can...

Insecurity, high rent, awkward landlords, being at...

I used to own a house, back in 1990. Then I split up with my husband, he kept the house and I moved into rented accommodation – sharing a room with my baby daughter, in a house full of strangers. I have lived in rented accommodation ever since. I ended up renting one particular house for...

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