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Writing a list, checking it twice: Christmas Rent Survival Guide

christmas survival guide
Kate Faulkner
Written by Kate Faulkner

The shops are packed, lights are twinkling and you’ve probably had the same festive song buzzing around your head for weeks.

Yes, the pace is hotting up and panic is beginning to set in. Sometimes, when you’re caught up in the melee, it’s hard to remember that Christmas is supposed to be a relaxing and joyful time of peace and goodwill to all men (and women).

For many people, Christmas is all about decorating their home and having friends and family to stay. But, if you live in rented accommodation, neither of these can be taken for granted.

Read this Christmas Rent Survival Guide, provided by Kate Faulkner and the team at, with help from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and some extra tips for those in Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) from property journalist Sarah Walker.

Download the Christmas Rent Survival Guide here

About the author

Kate Faulkner

Kate Faulkner

Kate Faulkner is one of the UK’s leading property experts. Through her free website,, she provides consumers with independent advice on how to buy, sell, rent, invest, renovate, maintain or build a property. She has written six property books and, each month, summarises what’s happening to property prices and rents.

A respected commentator, presents at industry conferences and makes frequent media appearances, including on BBC Breakfast News, Your Money, GMTV, ITV, Radio 4 and 5 Live. She also co-hosts the weekly Property Hour with Clive Bull on LBC Radio. For more information, visit

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