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What do landlords want to see from the Government

18 June 2024 @ 11:10 am

Ahead of the general election, we asked landlords if they knew which political party they'd be voting for and what policies they wanted to see from the Government. Here's what you told us: Who are landlords voting for? 32% of landlords are unsure which party to vote for. 56% of

5 Lessons FRIENDS taught us about having flatmates

3 April 2024 @ 9:10 am

This year FRIENDS is celebrating 30 years since the show first aired. Times may have changed, but surprisingly, the highs and lows of renting and living with flatmates haven’t all that much. Don’t believe us? We’ve put together a list of 5 lessons we’ve learnt from

An Open Letter to Jeremy Hunt on the UK Housing Crisis

28 February 2024 @ 11:46 am

Dear Jeremy Hunt, The UK rental market is broken. Last year rents hit record highs in every major town and city in the UK. Demand for rentals has soared yet, since 2017, supply has almost halved. So it’s hardly surprising that when SpareRoom recently polled renters to ask if

Is the rental market FINALLY improving?

23 January 2024 @ 3:10 pm

It's been a very difficult time for renters as 2023 saw record high rents in every single one of the UK’s top towns and cities, read more about that in our most recent rental index. And whilst average rents across the country are still at an all time high

2023: From a Renter’s Perspective

7 December 2023 @ 11:49 am

As 2023 draws to a close, we thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect on the events that shaped the rental market over the past twelve months and a chance to look into what we can expect from the year ahead. Amidst the challenges renters have faced this

SpareRoom & Crisis - Win your rent for a month!

12 October 2023 @ 1:40 pm

Well, would you believe it? It’s been 5 years since we launched our partnership with Crisis – supporting their work to help end homelessness across Britain. And what an amazing 5 years we’ve had… How we’re helping At SpareRoom we’ve been running Live Rent Free for 14

A guide to the 3 cheapest areas to rent in the UK

5 October 2023 @ 9:19 am

It's a tough time to be a renter right now - UK rents are at an all time high, and as a result some people are considering moving to cheaper areas. If you're thinking about moving, we've put together 3 of the cheapest areas to rent in the UK and

Getting your deposit back

15 September 2023 @ 3:43 pm

Most landlords take a deposit (usually equivalent to a month's rent) to protect them in case their property or furnishings are damaged. The deposit is meant to be used for substantial cleaning or repairs, and also protects the landlord if you don't pay your rent. Sometimes it can be confusing

How to find cheaper rent

11 May 2023 @ 1:12 pm

With rents skyrocketing across the UK it can be hard to find somewhere affordable. But there are things you can do to reduce your rent. One won't come as a surprise, but the second just might... 1 - Split the cost of living by sharing with housemates It's simple -

How to Create a Kick-Ass Desk Space

11 April 2023 @ 7:00 am

If you find yourself getting distracted by your WFH set-up, maybe it’s time to consider giving your home office a little refresh – An organised, attractive desk area can do wonders for your productivity levels. You may even forget about your next snack break…

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