September 17, 2019   |   Jack Taylor

How to Rent a Home

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Before you begin the process of finding a suitable flat or house to rent, give as much consideration to your requirements as you would if you were buying.

It’s important to think about your requirements before you start your property search. Be clear about where you want to live, the kind of property you are looking for, what amenities you need to be close to and the budget you have available.

Houses and flats to rent are generally on and off the market more quickly than properties for sale, so you’ll need to move quickly and be ready to pounce when the right property arrives on the market. 

List your requirements

  • Location
  • Flat, house, studio, room
  • Length of tenancy period
  • Furnished or unfurnished
  • Number of bedrooms, bathrooms, reception rooms
  • Off-street parking
  • Garden

The next important thing you must do is set a realistic budget and stick to it. In addition to your rental costs, you’ll also need to budget for other related expenses. These might include: removal costs, contents insurance, council tax and utility bills as well as any service charges and deposit that may be required.

Having a clear idea of all these things before you start will help you narrow down your search and make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’re looking to rent a property and would like further help and information, or if you’d like to register on our tenants list please contact our Lettings Department on 01282 415111

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