Don’t miss out on the ONE!

25 Aug

Questions to ask when renting a property

Good rental properties don’t hang around for long so here are our top tips for making you don’t miss out on the ONE!

Property Alerts

Use Lettingweb’s property alerts facility to notify you as soon as relevant properties become available. Just register here and you’ll receive an email each time a new property which matches your search is added to the website.

Early Viewing

Don’t leave viewing until the last minute. Start viewing in good time, so you can get an idea of what you do and don’t want. Also many properties aren’t available to move into immediately, there is sometimes 4-6 weeks before they’re vacant.

References

In order to secure the property, you will need to provide references. Be ahead of the game and already have these available. You will normally require one from your employer and one or two from previous landlords. These will need to be provided along with your bank details, passport/ driving license and full address details with postcodes for the last three years, documents such as bank statements, council tax bills etc will be suitable for this.

Be Ready To Commit

If you’re 100% sure about the property, be ready, along with anyone you’ll be sharing the property with, to sign a tenancy application form, this will get the ball rolling on the application.

Guarantor

If you are a student or don’t have a regular source of income, you may be required to have a guarantor. A guarantor is a third party, such as a parent or close relative, who agrees to pay your rent if you don’t pay it. They may also be liable for any damage caused to the property during your tenancy. Your landlord can ultimately take legal action to recover any unpaid rent / damage from your guarantor. If you think you may need a guarantor, make sure you have someone suitable available and that they’re aware of what’s involved.