Back in March 2016 when Quintain Living opened it’s first apartment buildings, our goal was to rip up the rental rulebook and make renting better for everyone. That meant being better than the uncaring estate agents (by not being one ourselves) and being more useful than the lazy landlords most Londoners get lumbered with.
The first thing we wanted to do was remove unnecessary costs like ‘fees’. It’s one of the main reasons why there is such distrust amongst renters when looking to somewhere to live in London. And you can understand why when they’re charged anywhere between £300-£600 to sign a piece of paper or go through referencing; to do an inventory or even just to have their home cleaned before they move in. So ‘fees’ had to go, we’d rather you save that cash to put to more important things such as a house-warming party or that much needed summer holiday.
Now three years later, the rental market finally caught up and has decided to ban charging tenant’s* additional fees as of 1st June 2019. It’ll be covered on TV and the newspapers, but what does it actually mean?
Here are the top 5 key things you need to know about the Tenant Fees Act 2019:
Last year, we decided that the cost of a deposit was literally the same as your dream getaway to the Maldives – so we chopped them. And this year we’re looking at an easier referencing process where it literally takes a matter of minutes from start to finish with a decision there and then. Hurrah, I hear you say.
Find out more about life as a Quintain Living resident here.
*Oh yes, to us you are our residents or failing that our customers, never ‘tenants’. A small but very important difference.
08 Mar 2021: News
International Women’s Day:
Choose To Challenge
Covid-19 has put a stop to many things this year. But one thing still very much on the calendar is International Women’s Day and we are delighted to celebrate this event virtually with our Quintain Living Family. Let's #ChooseToChallenge.Read article
02 Feb 2021: News
As we can't all come together to mark LGBT+ History Month, we are bringing LGBT+ History Month to you. Celebrating this year’s theme of ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’ we have selected a variety of podcasts, talks and film recommendations to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.Read article
08 Jan 2021: News
20 Things to Do During Lockdown
From the Comfort of Your Apartment
You might be a pro on video calls and you’ve probably watched Tiger King on Netflix more times than you care to admit. But as restrictions around the UK continue, we imagine you’re running low on things to do in lockdown.Read article
24 Dec 2020: News
9 of the Best Restaurants in Wembley
You Need to Visit
Located in North West London, Wembley has a vibrant multicultural food scene. Discover nine of the best restaurants in Wembley.Read article
04 Dec 2020: News
In October, we asked you, our residents, to tell us what you loved most about renting at Quintain Living for a chance to win one month’s rent for free, and you definitely didn’t disappoint with your impressive submissions and kind words.Read article
12 Nov 2020: News
SIX WAYS TO MIND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
WHILST WORKING FROM HOME
Our resident’s mental health and general wellbeing is one of our top priorities especially as we navigate another lockdown. We caught up with workplace wellbeing consultancy, Luminate after one of their regular workshops with our residents to share some working from home tips.Read article
20 Mar 2020: News
Working from home – Top Tips!
Welcome to the WFH club!
It’s an interesting time in our lives where most of us are being asked to work from home and adjusting to new ways of working and living, and we’re here to help provide you with some inspiration to make WFH easier.
09 Aug 2019: News Whats on
Top 10 things to do in Wembley Park in 2019
Thought it was just football and concerts? Think again!
Live, work, shop and play in North West London's world-famous neighbourhoodRead article
08 Aug 2019: News Whats on
Purr-fection at Quintain Living London with International Cat Day
We're not kitten around here, Fur-real!
Anything pet related, we're all about it.Read article
30 Jul 2019: News Events Social
Happy World Friendship Day!
It's more than just next door neighbours, it's a community
It’s true, World Friendship Day is actually a thing that is celebrated across the globe and even the hashtag is trending on Twitter now.Read article
14 May 2019: News
Quintain Living Resident Supperclub with Nawamin Boss
- Christmas Special
Cooking reality television to us Brits is just as important to us as any other TV show – with intense finals and all the drama to see which apple pie will win – it’s fair to say we love our food. Which is why one of our signature events for our Quintain Living residents is The Supper Clubs. But in true Quintain Living style, these aren’t just any supper clubs – they are cooked by the best of reality cooking TV, Masterchef stars of course!Read article
29 Nov 2018: News
Quintain Living wins build to rent
development of the year
We are delighted to announce that Quintain Living won the ‘build to rent development of the year’ award at the Inside Housing Top 60 Developments awards.Read article
20 Jul 2018: News
Keywest at our
Quintain Living exclusive live lounge
The multi-platinum selling, award-winning Keywest, performed live and exclusively for Quintain Living residents.Read article
18 May 2018: News
And the TIME OUT competition winners are…
Lucy & Charlie!
We’re delighted to announce the winners of our competition to win a brand new, 2-bedroom apartment, rent free for a year, in association with Time Out.Read article
08 Nov 2017: News
Top five Bars and Pubs
within 30 minutes of Quintain Living
With Met & Jubilee lines, National Rail and now the Night Tube running, living at Quintain Living means you are only ever 12 minutes away from Central LondonRead article
03 Oct 2017: News Events Social
Quintain Living Supperclub
with Billy & Jack
Here at Quintain Living HQ, we’re all incredibly excited as MasterChef runners-up Billy & Jack are making their way to Wembley Park on Friday 13th October to cook up a storm for some lucky Quintain Living residents at our first ever Supperclub.Read article
15 Aug 2017: News
Alto – Quintain Living's
newest building open
The weather has got chillier, but here at Quintain Living HQ instead of being sad about saying goodbye to summer, we are excited about welcoming a whole new raft of residents to our brand spanking new building, Alto, this Autumn.Read article