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Finding a property to rent can be a daunting task, and after all the appointments, viewings and offers you are sure to be relieved once you have finally secured your ideal home. Your attentions can now be focused on moving in, but before you consider how to get that piano through the door, there are a few things you should find out from your landlord.
Judging from that very unscientific study, it's plain to see the vast majority of private landlords won't even consider a pet. I can only speak as a cat owner, but by ruling out pets altogether, I think landlords are blindly excluding a large pool of potentially great tenants.
Labour believes we should take steps now to stop irresponsible agents operating and end the scandal of rip-off fees. Labour wants to see a sector based on long-termism and responsibility that works for working people whether they are tenants, landlords or running businesses that operate within the sector.
The Olympics hysteria descending on London is creating a sense of foreboding among those of us who live in the east. What is it we fear?
I share an ambition with the communities secretary to provide more affordable, more sustainable homes for the future. The question is, at a time when private sector rents are set to rise by 20% over the next five years, how are we going to achieve this?
Renting a property, especially if it's the first time, can be a tricky business - it's easy to get carried away with the excitement of living with your friends and forget about the technicalities.