Rent from Private Landlords in the UK

OpenRent lets you deal directly with private landlords, with no admin fees.
We’ve put the whole process online to save you time, effort and frustration!

Why use OpenRent?

  • No Admin Fees
  • No Dead Listings
  • Rent & Deposit Protected
  • All Online & Transparent

How OpenRent Works For Tenants

1

Save Time by Filtering out Unsuitable Properties

Begin search now

You'll only see properties that are available now, with no fees, appropriate pictures, and all the details up front. We have thousands of properties all over the UK.

As soon as a property isn't available, we take it offline. If you've already enquired about a property that gets taken, we'll email you right away. If you only want to see properties suitable for pets, DSS, students or families, then just tick a box and that's all you'll see.

2

Just Click to Book a Viewing or Speak to Landlord

Find a property you love? Just press 'Book Viewing'. You'll send a message directly to the landlord. You can speak to them directly, ask questions about the property and find a good time to view.

OpenRent will protect your identity and mask your details while you arrange the viewing. Get all the info you need straight from the landlord - not a middleman.

3

View the Property with the Landlord

View the property and take a look around. The landlord will be there to answer all your questions, without a letting agent getting in the way or piling on the pressure.

This is your chance to find out about your new home from the person who knows it best. Don't worry if you forget anything! You'll be able to message the landlord directly after the viewing, too.

4

Click Rent Now to Reserve the Property

If the viewing has gone well, press Rent Now to reserve the property. You'll pay a refundable holding deposit of just £200 to us - not the landlord.*

We protect your money with clear terms and conditions, so you can feel safe during the move-in process. You can pay online by card at any time. No more dodgy cash deposits or waiting for offices to open!

5

Referencing, Contracts & Deposits: All Processed Online

If the landlord wants to reference you, we'll make it super easy and keep you in the loop at every step with our online progress dashboard. The most you'll have to pay for the whole OpenRent process is £20.

You'll then be able to pay your tenancy deposit online. We'll register it straight away and issue you the contract, which you can also sign online, so no more arranging a time to sign with all your flatmates!

6

Get the keys and move in!

We'll automatically put your holding deposit towards your first month's rent. Once you've paid the move-in moneys, and signed the tenancy agreement, you'll have a safe, secure tenancy with your landlord. You can access any of your documents (contract, deposit paperwork, references) via your OpenRent dashboard.

*If the tenancy goes ahead, the £200 will go towards your first months' rent and any referencing (£20 per tenant)

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Renting a property doesn't have to be painful.

Join the OpenRent revolution today!

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