Tips for Tenants

How to get the best experience when searching for a property to rent

Register with an agent

Register with a good letting agent, give them all of your requirements, remember to let them know if thereís anything you must have such as a parking space.

Offering on a property

Make a realistic offer and be willing to negotiate, be clear about your offer and confirm it in writing. Your agent will ask for a £400 holiding deposit to stop viewings while your offer is being negotiated.

Be Available

Give your agent as many ways to contact you as possible and try to be as available as possible to view, you never know when youíre ideal property will come on the market.

Requirements

Give your agent realistic requirements, tell them your maximum budget so that they donít rule any potential properties out and be flexible with residential developments.

References

Be ready with references from previous landlords and employer, this may help you to secure a property, ask your agent if the administration fee includes the reference charges.

Report Problems

Once you have moved in, if any problems occur with the property, let your managing agent or the landlord know as soon as possible. Water and gas issues can worsen over time.

Tenancy

Try to secure a longer-term tenancy if youíre planning on renting for a fair length of time as longer term contracts show commitment to your landlord and can lock in good rental rates.

Paper Work

Keep a copy of your tenancy agreement and all instruction manuals safe, you may need to refer to them before calling your Landlord or agent when reporting problems with appliances.

Register in Advance

Be sure to register one month before your move-in date to allow enough time for your agent to find a property. We will endeavour to be as swift as possible but references can take time.

Vacating a property

Remember to clean your property thoroughly before your check out date. Ensure that your utility bills and council tax are up to date to speed up the return of your damage deposit.

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