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There’s a stereotypical image people have of 'dossing' students. Happily living in condemned student houses as portrayed in sit-coms like The Young Ones. But it is just a stereotype. In reality students are as discerning as any other tenant. I'm sure all private landlords realise this. But what do students really look for in a rental?  

You've decided to become a private landlord. You have a property you're ready to rent out. Now you need to take the next steps to install a tenant. Fortunately, the process of renting out your property is a fairly clear one. That's not to say it's easy but you do have a well-marked path to follow. In this article we'll take a brief look at how you can rent out your property and begin collecting rent from your first tenant. 

Private landlords must look at budget announcements with dread. In recent years the chancellor's battered red briefcase has held some nasty surprises. Cuts to mortgage interest relief and the loss of the wear and tear allowance just two recent hammer blows felt by landlords. Changes to stamp duty were an even bitterer pill to swallow. That knocked the stuffing out of many private landlords.  

So you want to be a landlord? It seems a pretty easy business to get into. And you can make a living. Sometimes even a good one. But it isn't quite as easy as hanging a 'To Let' sign in the front garden and waiting for a tenant with pocketfuls of cash to come knocking on your door. 

It's an issue private landlords see quite often. Two or more people move into a property and are happy to sign a joint tenancy agreement. All goes well until suddenly one of the tenants decides they want to leave before the end of the fixed term. This obviously causes problems. Especially if the other tenant(s) wishes to stay in the property. But what do you the landlord do when this happens? What's the situation with the tenancy? And the remaining tenants? 

To advertise on Primelocation private landlords must engage a letting agency. PrimeLocation is one of the UK's most popular property portals. It lists thousands of rentals from all around the country and receives 5,000,000 visits every month from people looking for their next home. It's the ideal place to advertise your property if you want to find a tenant fast.