Signing on the dotted line as first time renters can be daunting. Is the property right for you? Is the location ideal. Are there any issues you’ve missed?
If you’re thinking of renting your first property then take a look at these tips I’ve collected for you. There are things you just might not think about.
In most rental properties you can’t paint or redecorate so my tip is to use soft furnishing to give it a personal touch and a pop of colour. Think about rugs, cushions and throws that can help inject some colour and personality into a room, whilst still keep your security deposit safe!
Ask about the landlord’s situation. Nothing worse than them selling up not long after you move in! (Assuming you are hoping for a long term let!) livinglifeourway.com
Even if the agency has, take your own photos of absolutely everything just in case theirs are wrong. You might need them when you move out. www.mehimthedogandababy.com
If you are not allowed to put nails in the walls, use command strips to hang your photos and wall art. It leave no wall marks and super easy to do. Www.life-as-mum.co.uk
Make sure that pets are welcome if you have them, some places don’t often state that they are happy with you having pets or have a set of rules (no breeding etc). www.mummycatnotes.com
If you private rent make sure your landlord is easy to contact – ours moved to Thailand and made it very difficult to contact when things went wrong, not to mention costly for us when things like the oven broke or the roof was damaged by a tree. Readyfreddiego.com
Make sure you get information for where deposit is being held as our landlord didn’t put ours in the government scheme meaning we had to take legal action when we moved out. Https://www.jadeslongjourney.co.uk
Check the water pressure while you’re viewing. It may not seem like an important thing but it is! Www.arepops.com