Life as a tenant can be difficult at times, but many are forced to seek out rental accommodation in the private sector as the average property price continues to skyrocket nationwide.
The good news is that the government is seeking to address the challenges facing renters in 2022, by introducing a white paper (the Renters Reform Bill) that tackles unfair practices such as sudden eviction and unscheduled rent hikes.
But what about if you want to celebrate your birthday at home with a small party as a tenant? Below, we’ve outlined some tips to help you achieve this objective without compromising your tenancy.
Why Celebrating Your Birthday is Important – And How to do This in Style
As we get older, birthdays tend to become less exciting and engaging, but this doesn’t mean that they’re any less meaningful.
After all, this commemorates the day that you first entered and began your lifelong engagement with the world, while celebrating this enables you to receive love, care and appreciation from those who you’ve met on your journey.
Ultimately, we all want to feel cared about and valued, while it’s also important that those around you have the opportunity to express their feelings. This is what birthdays are for, so here are some tips to help you celebrate as a renter:
- #1. Create the Guest List and Issue the Invitations: The key to a successful and manageable birthday party lies with the guest list, both in terms of who you invite and the total number of attendees. Certainly, it’s important to confine yourself to a selection of known and much-loved guests as a renter, while we’d also recommending capping the number of people that you invite in accordance with the available space. This can minimise the risk of damage or conflict for the duration of the party.
- #2. Invest in Tenant’s Content Insurance: If you haven’t already done so, we’d also recommend that you take out tenant’s content insurance to protect the material possessions that you own. While your landlord is responsible for any damage done to the structure of the property, you’ll be liable if your possessions are damaged or stolen during a party at home. This will ensure that you’re covered in the event of accidental damage (which can happen at even the most serene and well-planned of parties).
- #3. Be Careful How You Advertise Your Party: On a final note, it may be worth avoiding advertising your party on social media sites such as Facebook. This is arguably good advice whether you own or rent your property, as this invitation can be shared indiscriminately in instances where your page is accessible to people who aren’t connected as friends. The last thing you want as a renter is strangers arriving unannounced with ill intent, as this can cause damage that you may have to pay for.
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