Make sure there is an up-to-date gas safety certficate
Read your tenancy agreement and understand your obligation
Check your tenancy deposit is protected
Make sure there is an inventory and check it carefully
Tell your agent or landlord in writing if the inventory is not correct
Check there are good locks on all the windows and doors
Report any repairs promptly – you could be liable for damage if you don’t
If you are sharing with friends, check if the property needs an HMO licence
Choose your flatmates wisely! You may be jointly liable for debts and damage
Get some cleaning tips from your family and put them into practice
General advice from the Government
What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement?
What is a periodic agreement?
Condensation and mould