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There are many benefits to the renting life. Upfront costs are substantially less than they would be when buying. Most times, a landlord will ask only for a deposit and a month’s rent in advance. As such, this is a ready-made living situation without years of saving.
Renting also saves on responsibility. You won’t need to worry about maintenance or breakdowns. Your landlord will take care of it. It’s easy to see, then, why more of us are opting to rent long-term. This won’t provide the benefit of owning your own home. But, many would argue it’s worth that price. In most instances, even a lifetime of renting won’t come close to homeownership expenses.
But, this option isn’t all plain sailing, especially when dealing with neglectful landlords. If your landlord doesn’t have your wellbeing in mind, you could find yourself in a constant struggle. This is especially the case when they fail to take health and safety into account. You can even start to feel at risk. Obviously, that isn’t ideal, especially when you have a family to consider.
Are you worried your landlord is neglecting their health and safety duties? Here are some sure warning signs, and what you can do about them.