Eight great things about being a tenant Eight great things about being a tenant

Eight great things about being a tenant

  Being a tenant has a lot of advantages.

No. 3363 from our magazine|2 min read| Published in Magazine on 3 August 2023 by our Marketing Team

In the UK, 36% of households rent, 35% of households own their house outright, and 30% of households are mortgage holders.* This technically means that the UK is now a nation of renters. It’s a good time to look at some of the great reasons to rent in the UK.

It’s easier to move
Once you find your perfect place, it’s relatively easy to make your move. With no selling or buying involved, you have a lot more flexibility to find something bigger or somewhere in a different location with speed and convenience, and your agent will take care of everything for you.

Fewer financial commitments
With an initial deposit for a rented property being a fraction of the amount needed for a deposit for a mortgage, you are already saving before you move in. Then, if there are any maintenance issues, you are not liable for the costs. You may find that bills are included in your rent, and this allows you to budget for the more fun things in life.

Less responsibility
With less responsibility for repairs, all you will most likely need to do if something needs fixing is call your agent, who will have a dedicated maintenance team. This, combined with a lower financial commitment and the legal responsibilities of home ownership, means you are not tied down.

You don’t have to worry about rising interest rates
Many homeowners are currently worried about increasing interest rates and paying their mortgages in the current cost-of-living crisis. When you rent, you don’t have to think about this, nor will you need to borrow or become tied down with a mortgage.

Social opportunities
Whether you are renting in the suburbs or a city apartment, because of the ease of moving, you can find a place near the social scene or amenities that most interest you. Whether you are addicted to travelling and want proximity to the airport, or you simply want to be near a decent gym, living close to good restaurants and bars will save you time and add to the quality of your life.

You can focus on other investments and goals
With fewer financial commitments, you could choose to invest in the stock exchange or perhaps properties in locations that are more affordable. You may have a retirement plan, a hobby, or a business you would rather develop. Perhaps you have other passions you want to pursue.

Greater freedom to explore
If you are developing your career and, as a result, may move abroad or change your job roles regularly and don’t want the financial commitment of a mortgage, then renting can be the perfect solution. Renting also allows you to explore different living arrangements, from sharing to city life and then, in no time at all, country living.

Try out different properties
There are so many different property types you can enjoy renting. From a flat in the city to luxury homes, humble terraced homes to rural retreats. Whatever you are looking for, from a quaint village to a place in the leafy suburbs, it’s always worth talking to a good agent to help you in your search.

Contact us today to discuss your rental requirements

English Housing Survey*

This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.

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