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Do unfurnished properties include white goods and what does ‘reasonable wear and tear’ actually mean? As a tenant, looking for a new home can be a minefield. Luckily, we’re on hand with the knowledge you'll need to take the stress out of renting – freeing you up to focus on the important things like finding your new home.

Whether you’re looking for a short-term let or something more permanent, these useful renters’ guides will allow you to make sense of the renting process – from your initial tenancy agreement to what's needed when you leave. Have a question that's not covered here? We’d love to hear from you.

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Bespoke advice for Tenants

Our tenants are our No.1 priority which is why we're on hand, from 8am-8pm to answer your questions. 

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What do you need to rent a house?

When it comes to renting, you’ll need to consider which documents are needed for renting a house or flat.

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What is the Tenants' Deposit Scheme?

As seasoned tenants will know, the tenant deposit scheme can help if there is a dispute at the end of a tenancy. So, what is it?

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What is a tenancy agreement?

Sooner or later you’ll be asked to sign a tenancy agreement - but before you do, check out our handy guide on what it should include.

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How to rent a house?

Navigating the world of tenancy agreements can be a tall order. The law is constantly changing, fees can be confusing and tenancy agreements, quite frankly mind-boggling, so you’ll need to keep your wits about you to ensure you've everything you need to forge ahead. 

However, who ever said that you have to do it alone?

Cubitt & West have been looking after tenants for decades and, with thousands of glowing reviews on TrustPilot, you could say we’re rather good at it.

So, what makes us so great at what we do? Well, for a start we understand that this isn’t just a property that you’re renting – it’s your home. Your landlord may own its bricks and mortar but you’re the one who closes the curtains at night and opens them again in the morning.

We’re committed to making our tenants happy, secure in the knowledge that if the washing machine needs mending or the boiler breaks, we’ll have someone over to fix it right away.

So, how do you rent a house? There’s only really one thing that you need to know: choose a letting agent that you can trust – someone like Cubitt & West.

Now that’s settled, let’s get on with finding your new home.

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