Vicky Spratt

Life For Rent

Life For Rent: How Do I Get My Housemates to Turn Off the Heating?

Plus: what to do if your landlord wants rent in advance because you don't have a guarantor.
Vicky Spratt
4 days ago
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: How Do I Deal With My Nightmare Housemate?

Plus: how to fix a property guardianship that's gone very, very wrong.
Vicky Spratt
1.2.20
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: How Do I Claim Rent Off My Landlord for Building Works?

Plus: our landlord keeps letting himself into our flat, even when we're out of the property!
Vicky Spratt
12.19.19
Manifestos Explained

Housing: What Are the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Promising?

Want to vote for a party that won't make your renting life miserable? Read on to find out what their manifestos say.
Vicky Spratt
12.4.19
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: How Do I Rent Somewhere While Owning a Pet?

Plus: one landlord claims that arguing over the deposit somehow means even higher charges when you move out.
Vicky Spratt
11.21.19
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: Help! My Landlord Refuses to Heat My Freezing Cold Flat

Plus: a mysterious agency that changes its name and refuses to repair anything.
Vicky Spratt
11.11.19
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: How Do I Get My Landlord to Fix Things?

Plus: what to do when a damp and mould problem is seriously affecting your health.
Vicky Spratt
10.24.19
housing

Life For Rent: My Friend Owns a Home and I'm Moving In – What Should I Know?

Plus: a tenant is haunted by the ghost of her former contract.
Vicky Spratt
10.10.19
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: My Landlord Wants to Evict Me Over a Noise Complaint

Plus: a university charging a £3,000 deposit for accommodation? It could only be Oxbridge.
Vicky Spratt
9.26.19
Life

Life For Rent: How Can I Fix This Disgusting Damp in My House?

Plus: what your landlord can legitimately charge you for after you move out.
Vicky Spratt
9.12.19
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: How Can I Stop My Landlord From Upping My Rent?

The eternal question.
Vicky Spratt
8.28.19
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: My Mean Neighbours Are Making Up Noise Complaints About Me

In this week's rental advice column, a nasty neighbour threatens to snitch on a letter-writer for being too loud in their flat.
Vicky Spratt
8.15.19
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