We created the Renting Made Easy guide to help tenants feel more confident when it comes to renting a property.
Finding a new home is a big decision and we want you to feel informed, confident and comfortable with the renting process.
Six Super Tips to Make Renting Easier
Think about when you want to move and where you want to rent. Look at the areas and the properties in your price range. Draw up a clear budget and include moving costs, council tax and any utility bills. Make a list of letting agents.
Unless you hit the jackpot straight away, and the first property you see is the one you want to rent, chances are you’ll look at a few different places. Carry a notebook with you to jot down the positives and negatives of each property. This will help the decision process.
- Act Decisively
When you have found a home you want to rent, act quickly. Good properties get snapped up so make your offer and we’ll handle the negotiations.
- Holding fees
If the landlord is happy with your offer and has accepted, you will need to pay a holding fee normally equal to one weeks rent. This is a sign of your commitment and is not refundable, but will be deducted from your first month’s rent if you proceed with the tenancy.
- Getting References
To proceed with the tenancy, we will need to carry out reference checks. This will often include obtaining a reference from your previous landlord, employment and credit checks.
- Contract Agreement
Once your references have been successfully processed you will be asked to read and sign your contract. It exists to protect both you and your landlord so if you do not understand anything please ask us. We want both parties to be happy. You will also be given suppliers’ details for your water, electric, gas, TV licence and council tax. It is up to you to deal with them throughout your tenancy.
Then confirm a moving day, pack up your stuff and start enjoying your new home.
Any questions call us on 01622 291491.