Dos and Don’ts of Renting a Home- Things To Know

Dos and Don’ts of Renting a Home- Things To Know

When people are buying a property they take great care to ensure it is just right for them. That goes without saying. And, whilst renting is not a major purchase like buying a house, it is still an important decision to make as to where you will be living and the type of property you want. So give renting a property just as much consideration as you would if you were buying your first home. No matter if you intend renting for the short or long term, location is all important. The flat or house needs to be within reasonable distance of your work, or if you have children, close to their school. Check the property rental adverts in the local newspaper, and visit estate and letting agents to discover what is available.click here

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As well as the location, the type and size of the property is important when renting. If there is just yourself, or you have a partner, a one or two bedroom flat may do. If there are children, you may need to consider something bigger including access to a garden or fenced outside area. The type of area you want to live in is important when choosing where to re-locate too. Particularly if you are new to the town, it is always worth having a look around the locality where you are thinking of living.

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Are the facilities such as shops or supermarkets close by? Is it easily accessible for public transport? Will parking be a hassle? What kind of reputation does it have? Is it the kind of area where you want to raise a family? When renting you have to consider costs. Is the rent affordable? Can you easily lay hands on the deposit? Having decided that you can afford it, the next decision is whether the house or flat will meet your needs. Ask the letting agency to let you have a good look around before finally deciding if it is the right move for you.

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