Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions that you should be asking when you’re thinking of renting a place to live or taking on a tenant, but in case you haven’t thought of any, these FAQs may help you out.
Q. There are a lot of terms and phrases thrown around when looking for a place to rent and I don’t know what they all mean! Can you help?
A. Of course we can. Flexiroom has compiled a Jargon Buster to help translate all the confusing terminology associated with renting a property.
Q. Will I have to change my insurance if I take on a lodger?
A. Yes! It is essential that you contact your insurance company when you have someone renting in your home. You may not need to make any adjustments and it may not cost you an additional fee, however your insurance may prove to be void if you have not informed them of the change.
Q. I’m a female travelling on my own. How can I be sure it is safe to rent a room?
A. The sad truth is you can never be too careful! However, Flexiroom strives to make sure we verify as many of our registered landlords as possible so that you can rest assured that a member of the Flexiroom team have checked out the property before you arrive. For additional guidance regarding your personal safety when finding a property, check out our Advice for Lone Female Travellers.
Q. I have taken on a lodger and he seems trustworthy. Do I need a written agreement?
A. Flexiroom encourages all landlords and tenants to use a written agreement which is signed by both parties. The latest statistics tell us that 43% of home owners do not have an agreement with their lodger. Even if the lodger seems trustworthy, without a written agreement, you may find yourself out of pocket or placing yourself under undue stress.
Q. How do I arrange a viewing?
A. Contact details of the landlords of the properties advertised on Flexiroom will be made available once we approve you as a tenant. You are free to arrange to view the property on your own, or you can book a viewing via the Flexiroom website which may make you feel more comfortable.