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Wiki The pros and cons of renting

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Post icon  Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:26 AM

Here's the Wiki topic for today which should be a good one!!

"The pros and cons of renting"

Add your pros and cons here or directly to the Wiki.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:46 PM

We're OK for the pros but a bit stuck on the cons! Any ideas?

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:52 PM

Cons,

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..)

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:57 PM

View PostHairlocks, on Apr 18 2006, 01:52 PM, said:

Cons,

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 :D
People celebrate when property prices go up, yet the same people are now complaining when they have to pay more on their mortgages. Either you like expensive housing or you don't. Make up your mind.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:00 PM

Some lady I was talking to recently said she'd had the insulation all free in her rented house but the landlord missed out oin a new heating system cos he didn't want to pay for a bit of pipe between lead and the new system.

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.
Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:27 PM

Cons:
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.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:52 PM

View PostHairlocks, on Apr 18 2006, 01:52 PM, said:

Cons,

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..)


The stress of arguing over the deposit.

Billy Shears

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

No dogs allowed... especially WAL! :lol: ;)

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:01 PM

View Postshakerbaby, on Apr 18 2006, 06:55 PM, said:

No dogs allowed... especially WAL! :lol: ;)


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?

http://www.letlink.c...s/Lfacts10b.htm

Though, perhaps "having to deal with unreasonable terms in contracts and the conflict they can cause" would be another con for the wiki.

Billy Shears

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:06 PM

Neighbours look down on you :blink: doesn't matter how nice an area you chose to rent in. Never as good as an owner occupier. :P

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:06 PM

Dealing with tosser letting agency who rip you off 120 for a credit check that cost them a fiver and stick their nose in every 3 months to check you ain't running a crack den.

BTW Webmaster if you are No 2 who is No 1? Just out of interest.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:51 PM

View PostAnti_Claus, on Apr 18 2006, 07:06 PM, said:

BTW Webmaster if you are No 2 who is No 1? Just out of interest.


There is no number 1. It's almost like The Prisoner.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:24 PM

View PostHairlocks, on Apr 18 2006, 01:52 PM, said:

Can't save on energy bills (cavity wall insulation etc..)


Not really a big "con", but has anyone else noticed in their contract "The tenant cannot change energy suppliers"?

View PostAnti_Claus, on Apr 18 2006, 07:06 PM, said:

Dealing with tosser letting agency who rip you off 120 for a credit check that cost them a fiver and stick their nose in every 3 months to check you ain't running a crack den.


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 :D

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:31 PM

Just added mine

You dont own the house at the end of payments
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:43 PM

View Postspleeper, on Apr 18 2006, 07:51 PM, said:


There is no number 1. It's almost like The Prisoner.


Can't remember why but yes, there is no number 1. I must have set it up as a test account when I first set up the forum then deleted it.

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