Finding the perfect property to rent can be a daunting task, unless you have a game plan - this article contains a few basic guidlines that will help you find your dream rental Property in no time!
Before starting to look out for a
property to rent make sure you have your references ready having these ready
will enhance your chances – you will be asked as any Landlord or Letting Agent
will want to take up references.
If you are currently renting give notice to your
current landlord or agent if you can move quickly you will get preferential
treatment by Landlords and Letting Agents.
Make the time to view properties and be flexible
about when you can go. You might find that most people can only view after
working hours or at weekends so if you can take some time of during the day it
will increase your chances of seeing something before anyone else does.
See as many properties as possible. Seeing just
one property will never give you an idea of value or a good idea of what is
happening in the rental market. At least see three or four properties.
Be realistic about price, condition and location
and not too finicky about getting things perfect. If you have a list of
reasonable requirements the most suitable property may match at about three
quarters of these.
When you see a property that matches your
requirements do not hesitate, make an offer for it immediately because if it’s
a good property it wont be available for too long.So many people procrastinate
for too long and end up trawling around too many properties and then decide
eventually the one they had seen a few days ago was the best - Of course, by
then it is too late and has been let.
When you see something you like make a decision
and go for it
have found a property to rent keep the following in mind...
It is important to maintain contact with your
landlord. The better your relationship, the less likely it is for you to
disagree on the condition of the house, or finer points in the contract when
you wish to leave. It is inevitable that you would be asked to put down a
deposit when you move in - this is usually returned on your departure should
the property be to the landlord's satisfaction.