OpenRent Community

Introduce yourself to the community


Hi Heather,

Wecome! It sounds like you’re already using the search on OpenRent (by entering your search area on

In case you didn’t know - once you’ve searched for the area, you can choose to view only pet-friendly properties by ticking the “Accepts Pets” box on the search results page.

There isn’t a specific search option for having outbuildings, so from the above search it would be a case of clicking onto adverts to see if they are suitable. We also have a ‘Message Landlord’ option on all live adverts, where you can message the landlord directly to ask any questions about the property that aren’t clear from the advert.

If we don’t have anything suitable for you right now you can also set up a custom email alert each time we advertise a new property in your area by simply clicking the green “Create Email Alert” button.

Hope that helps, and best of luck with the search!




Hi sam
I am currently homeless with my 1 year old son and i have to look in grays area at accommodation that accepts dss i hope that someone will be able to help me with this thank you ever so much to anyone that is willing and able to assist me in this thank you.



Hi @Daniella

Around 1/3rd of our properties accept DSS; the exact terms and application process are up to the individual landlord in question.

All our available properties are visible by searching on, where you can contact landlords directly on each listing page using the “Message Landlord” / “Book Viewing” buttons.

You can choose to view only DSS properties by ticking the “Accept DSS” box on the search results page. If we don’t have anything suitable for you right now you can also set up an email alert by clicking the green “Create Email Alert” button. We’ll then email you (up to once a day) when new properties become available in your area.




Okay then thank you for you reply back.



Hi there, sorry for the delay, only just found the Community!

We were using a high street letting agent. We used them for two tenancies. For the first one they were OK, the tenant stayed 18 months and always paid his rent. Then he went to prison and the agency were very helpful in ending the tenancy and finding us a new tenant. Then the agency changed hands and the new staff were useless. When the second tenant wanted to end the tenancy before the six months (something we were willing to do), the agency staff were no help at all, they did not seem to know what they were doing. We had to find out what to do ourselves to end the tenancy legally and retain some of the deposit for damage she had caused. So we decided to ‘do it ourselves’ and whilst researching how to do this came across Openrent. This seemed ideal for us so we signed up and indeed have been extremely satisfied with the service. Hope this helps!

ETA : The tenant we got via OpenRent has been excellent, rent paid without fail :slight_smile:



Hi Sam,

Isaac here :slight_smile:

I’m a new landlord and would like to introduce myself to the Open Rent community. I’ve recently listed a neat and tidy 1 bedroom flat in the South East area of London (very close to the Old Kent Road).

I see a future for me in property development so I’d much like to liaise and connect with other landlords and tenants alike.

I hope to one day add value to this community / space and also learn from it in the interim.


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Hi Isaac,

Great stuff, welcome!

Feel free to share a link to your listing on OpenRent :grinning:

Hope you find some interesting content on here, and by all means do get involved in the discussion.




Thanks Simon. :blush:

I’ve updated the post to include a link to the listing.

Certainly will get involved.

Have a great day. :sunny:




Hi I’m Susan nice to meet you I hope you will be able to help me I’m looking for a one bed flat to rent back in Leicester as my partner sadly past away and I really need to be back near my children as they will be able to see me as and when they won’t I’m on long term sick my benefits are high rate pip and high rate ESA could you please let me now thank you so much Susan.



Hi @Susan2

We’ve had a similar question about renting, and I’ve answered this here:




Do you except housing benefit could you please let me now thank you so much Susan.



Hi All,
I’m Zeferina, a parent looking for an affordable place around Curry Mile, Manchester. The place is for my daughter and friends who is studying in U of Manchester, for 2019/2020 session.



Hi Zeferina,

Welcome! Sam has provided some handy info on how to find your ideal property on OpenRent:

Best of luck with the search :grinning:

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