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Top 10 UK cities where tenants are unsure of their rights

Published On: June 17, 2020 at 8:21 am


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An analysis by Boiler Plan highlights the top 10 UK cities most unsure of their tenant rights. 

They looked at the Google search volume for the term ‘tenants right’ for 25 UK cities and then divided this number the population. This revealed a ratio of how many individuals are searching for help.

The smaller the ratio, the higher the number of people searching for tenants’ rights in that city, Boiler Plan says.

#UK CityMonthly Search Volume – ‘Tenants Rights’Population of CityRatio
Top 10 Cities Searching for ‘Tenants Rights’ on Google

Most Googled questions related to private renting

Boiler Plan also researched the most common questions private renters are asking Google in this uncertain climate. These are the top nine results:

  1. ‘Can landlords increase rent’ – 3,200 monthly Google searches
  2. Can landlord evict me – 1,880 monthly Google searches
  3. ‘Responsibilities as a tenant’ – 1,600 monthly Google searches
  4. Can letting agents charge fees’ – 760 monthly Google searches
  5. Can landlord keep deposit – 550 monthly Google searches
  6. What are tenancy fees’ – 250 monthly Google searches
  7. ‘Can you paint a rented house’ – 220 monthly Google searches
  8. ‘Does landlord have to fix boiler’ – 130 Google searches
  9. What is landlord responsible to repair – 110 Google searches

Jay Lee, who runs uAcademy, host of Mortgage Advisor courses, commented: “As the tenant, you should know what you can and cannot do in the property. You should know the guidelines to ensure the property meets the regulations set by the government and, more importantly, that the property is safe to live in. 

“It’s also essential to read your obligations as a tenant, as this will provide details if you’re responsible for certain repairs, maintenance or if the landlord is, etc. This will also make sure you don’t have any unexpected surprises in the future.” 

What temperature is the best for your home?

Published On: December 16, 2019 at 9:17 am


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Winter is here, outside it’s freezing cold, it’s time to put the heating on. But what temperature do you choose?

Too high and you’ll be cosy, but need to take out a bank loan to pay your heating bill; too low and it won’t make a difference to the cold. How do you stay warm whilst keeping bills modest? Boiler installation and repairs experts Boiler Plan have the answer.

Keeping your thermostat set to 18-20 degrees will keep bills at an acceptable level whilst still keeping the cold at bay.

Cold temperatures and dark nights can see energy bills spike by up to 20% throughout the season. On the topic of money-saving and energy efficiency, Boiler Plan has shared their top tips:


Insulating your property will prevent heat from escaping and prolong the effects of heating your home. Having well-located windows, well-sealed doors and ensuring walls, lofts and foundations are thermally insulated can reduce heat loss by 25-50%.

Smart controls

Having a smart meter or smart thermostat can bring multiple benefits. A smart meter allows you to track in real-time the amount of electricity you are using and enables you to limit the amount of waste. A smart thermostat means you can switch your heating on and off as you please remotely, without the need to have a pre-set timer on your boiler, which again reduces waste and therefore keeps costs down.

Swapping your bulbs

Switching from normal halogen bulbs to LED or energy-saving light bulbs can reduce energy consumption, and also have a longer lifespan. Experts believe that you can save roughly £35 a year[3] from making these changes to your lighting – another example of a short-term investment delivering a long-term monetary gain. 

Buy energy-efficient appliances

Replacing old inefficient household appliances also provides an opportunity to bring your spend down. Items such as a kettle, fridge or even your boiler itself may not be as efficient as they could be. By changing your appliances to more energy-efficient models, the amount of electricity used to maintain them will be cut significantly and their performance will be enhanced, resulting in lower energy bills in the short and longer-term…