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Do unfurnished properties include white goods? What does ‘reasonable wear and tear’ actually mean? As a tenant, looking for a new home can give you a lot to think about. Happily, we’re on hand to arm you with the knowledge you need to take the stress out of renting – so you can focus on the important things like finding your next home.

Whether you’re looking for a short-term let or something more permanent, these handy renters’ guides will help you to make sense of the entire renting process – from the tenancy agreement and beyond. Have a more specific question? We’d love to hear from you.

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Advice for Tenants

We believe in looking after our tenants and ensuring that you receive the best care and attention possible.


What do you need to rent a house?

When it comes to renting, you’ll need to consider which documents are needed for renting a house or flat.


The Tenants' Deposit Scheme

What is the tenant deposit scheme and how it can help if there is a dispute at the end of a tenancy.


What is a tenancy agreement

Whether you’re a new landlord or looking to rent your next home, sooner or later you’ll be asked to draft or sign a tenancy agreement.


How to rent a house?

If you’ve ever rented before, you’ll know all too well just how tricky navigating the world of tenancy agreements can be. It doesn’t help that the law is constantly changing – so you’ll need to keep your wits about you to ensure you know exactly what your rights are as a tenant.

The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone.

Wards have been looking after tenants for decades and with thousands of positive reviews on TrustPilot, you could say we’re rather good at it.

So, what makes us so great at what we do? Well, for a start we understand that this isn’t just a property that you’re renting – it’s your home. Your landlord may own where you live but you’re the one who closes the curtains at night and answers the door to the postman.

We’re committed to making our tenants happy, secure in the knowledge that if their boiler ever breaks down or washing machine needs fixing, we’ll have someone over to them right away.

So, how do you rent a house? There’s only really one thing that you need to do: make sure you rent from a letting agent you can trust – someone like Wards.

Now that’s sorted, let’s get on with finding your new home.

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