Wiki The pros and cons of renting
Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:57 PM
You can't alter the house and/or garden with out the landlord/lady approval. (decoration, etc)
Can't save on energy bills (cavity wall insulation etc..)
True, but when they do approve it, they also pay for it - I just got a new bathroom for nowt
Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:00 PM
She reckons that he wants her to leave cos she's a long term tenant and has no central heating at all. (40+ years apparently) - thinks he'll sell up the minute she goes, which she will when the council find her a bungalow.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:27 PM
1. The landlord/lady may decide to sell up giving you no choice but to leave
2. There may be less choice of rental properties. This is not true for flats, but seems to be true for houses. For example, there are only a few 4-bed detached houses advertised for rent in my local area, but there are many 4-bed detached houses for sale.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:52 PM
Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:01 PM
I thought that a global ban on pets was considered an unreasonable term?
The only reference I found in a few seconds was from 2001 though. Has the law or the interpretation of the law changed?
Though, perhaps "having to deal with unreasonable terms in contracts and the conflict they can cause" would be another con for the wiki.
This post has been edited by BillyShears: 18 April 2006 - 06:01 PM
Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:06 PM
BTW Webmaster if you are No 2 who is No 1? Just out of interest.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:24 PM
Not really a big "con", but has anyone else noticed in their contract "The tenant cannot change energy suppliers"?
Every 3 months? Never had check more than every 6 months, and currently no checks at all (ll just uses agents to draft contracts and hold a spare set of keys for me). No crack den here... but do have a full brewery installed