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HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR RENTING


Here’s a quick guide to renting a property. 

 Viewing the property 

- Is it in good condition? Are there signs of damp or flaking paint 

- Do windows and doors open easily and have secure locks. 

- Is there central heating? Do all the radiators function properly?

- Are smoke alarms fitted?

- If it is a furnished property is the furniture in good order 

- Ask to view a copy of the property certificates. These include the energy performance certificate (EPC) and gas and electrical safety certificates.

- Does it have broadband or wi-fi?

- Ask if you are allowed to change the decoration in the property?

- Does the outside of the property appear to be in good condition? And who will be responsible for maintaining the garden?

Tenancy questions

How much is the rent on a monthly basis?

- What is included in the rent? 

- What additional bills do you have to pay and how much are they likely to be? 

- How much deposit is required? Which tenancy deposit protection scheme do you protect the deposit in? 

- What notice period to quit is required? 

- Who should you contact in an emergency, such as a flood or fire? 

- What insurance does the landlord have to cover the property? What do you need to insure yourself? 

- Get a copy of the tenancy agreement and make sure you fully understand it 

Letting agent fees

What fees will I pay to move into the property, and how much will they cost? Ask if the fee includes credit reference check and check-in fees. 

- Will there be any fees to move out of the property? 

- Are the fees per person or per property?

- Ensure you get the fees in writing

Moving in

Double-check the inventory before you move in

- Check and note all meter readings on the day you move in.