Are you asking the right questions when viewing a rental property?
When renting a property, it is crucial that you have all the facts to make an informed decision before signing on the dotted line.
Our expert lettings team has compiled a list of things that you should think about before securing your rental property this May.
Are you confident about what is included in the price?
Before committing to a property, be sure to check the expected deposit, the monthly rent cost, and whether any bills or utilities are included in the price.
Is the landlord happy for you to put your own stamp on the property?
If you view a property that ticks all the boxes in terms of location and space, but the décor is not quite to your taste, it is worth discussing decorating with your landlord. When adding your personal touch, you may want to hang pictures and paint the walls, so it is important to ensure that you have your landlord’s permission before you make any changes. They may have just refreshed the property and want to keep the décor as it is.
Does the property offer any parking?
Although this may not be the first question you ask, it is an important one. If you own a vehicle, make sure you discuss parking arrangements with the landlord or agent during the viewing. It is worth asking if you have an allocated space, need a permit, or can park in the garage. In some cases, the landlord may be using the garage for their own personal use!
Where should you turn if there is an issue?
In some instances, the landlord will instruct the agent to manage the property for them. During your viewing, it will be worthwhile to confirm who will be dealing with any queries that you may have in the future.
On the hunt for a rental property? Browse our properties or get in touch with our property experts through our website.
This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.
Help us make a difference to those in need this Christmas
Donations for our local food banks are being gratefully received at your local Pygott & Crone branch
Is home staging worth it?
Home staging is a specialised skill which involves creating the perfect atmosphere in your home using furniture and accessories, plants and lighting, to garner buyer interest for your property and sell it faster, for the best price.
Winterproof your home with these tips
As autumn leaves us and dark evenings approach, now is the best time to start preparing your home for the cold months ahead.
One in three properties receive an offer one hour after viewing
The housing market once again exceeds expectations after a poor reception from the chancellor’s mini-budget and regular talk of a possible slowdown, as current research suggests that in 2022, almost a third (31%) of properties are now receiving offers within an hour, compared to a mere 7% in 2018.