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Where to live in London: A guide

Tenants | Tips for Tenants | 08/21/19

When planning on moving to the Big Smoke, or simply deciding to move to a new area, it can be difficult to figure out where to live in London as the huge amount of choice can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know the city very well. Whethe...

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Who is eligible for a council tax exemption or discount?

Who is eligible for a council tax exemption or discount?

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 06/06/19

Council tax is a tax applied to a property, with the full amount depending on the value of the property. It’s often forgotten about while working out housing budgets, so it’s important to be aware of the cost before you start renting a property. To find out how much you need to pay, you’ll need to find out your home’s valuation band, how much your local council charges for that band and if you're eligible for a council tax discount or exemption. To find out more about the last step, keep reading...

What’s a guarantor?: Definition and meaning

What's a guarantor? Definition and meaning

Tenants | Information for Tenants | 05/23/19

Being a student, not having a renting history or having previous problems with keeping up with payments are just some of the reasons a landlord may ask you to provide a guarantor before they’ll approve your tenancy. However, when asked to provide one, many tenants’ first thought is ‘what’s a guarantor’? Never fear, Roomlala is here to explain all you need to know. What’s a guarantor? The definition and meaning of a guarantor is someone, often a parent or close family member, who agrees to ...

Tips for Tenants

Where to live in London: A guide

Where to live in London: A guide

Tenants | Tips for Tenants | 08/21/19

When planning on moving to the Big Smoke, or simply deciding to move to a new area, it can be difficult to figure out where to live in London as the huge amount of choice can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know the city very well. Whether you’re looking for accommodation in East London, West London, North or South, there’s something for everyone. Students With universities all around the city, students in London are all spread out, just like student housing in London is too. Stud...

 House rules to roommate agreements: A guide to life as a flatmate

House rules to roommate agreements: A guide to life as a flatmate

Tenants | Tips for Tenants | 08/13/19

Whether moving in with people you already know or with complete strangers, flatmate life can be a great experience, but also sometimes a messy one if you’re not careful as living in close quarters can often lead to the odd argument. However, if you follow our tips, you’ll be living in harmony. Set house rules By setting house rules right at the beginning, everyone is on the same page from day one regarding what is expected of themselves and each other. These can include who does which chor...