1. Establish your budget
It is important to establish your budget before beginning the process of renting a house. This can assist you in narrowing down your search and determining whether or not you will be able to afford the rent as well as any additional charges, such as utilities and council tax. During the referencing process we do check affordability but you can do this by using multiplying the rent by 30 to see what salary you would require.
2. Begin your search
You can begin your search for rental properties by conducting your search online through property websites such as Rightmove or Zoopla, or by contacting local estate agents. Make sure you take into consideration the property's location, size, and condition before making a decision.
3. Set up viewings
Once you have a list of potential properties, the next step is to set up viewings for those properties. During the viewing, you should make sure to check the property for any signs of damage or problems, and you should also ask the landlord or the renting agent any questions that may come to mind.
4. Take into consideration the terms of your tenancy agreement
Before you sign a tenancy agreement, you should read it well and ensure that you fully understand it’s conditions. This will include the monthly rent payment, the security deposit, and any limitations placed on your ability to utilise the property.
5. Make sure your security deposit is protected:
The law requires your landlord to place your security deposit in an approved scheme we use the Deposit Protection Service. Be certain that you are provided with details regarding the plan as well as the means by which your investment will be protected.
You are responsible for paying your rent as well as any other bills, such as those for utilities and council tax. You will be responsible for paying your rent as well as any additional expenses, such as those for utilities. Be sure that you are familiar with the payment schedule as well as the method for paying your landlord.
Notify your landlord or letting agent of any problems with the property's maintenance. If you become aware of any problems with the property's maintenance or damage, you should contact your landlord or letting agent as soon as possible. They are the ones who are accountable for ensuring that the property is well maintained and in satisfactory shape.
Be aware of the rights and obligations that come with your status as a tenant, as a tenant, you have certain rights and responsibilities. Make sure you have a good understanding of these, especially your right to enjoy the property in peace and quiet and your responsibility to report any problems or damage you find.
9. Moving out process
Notify your landlord or letting agent of your intention to move out before you actually do so If you intend to move out of the property, you are required to notify your landlord or letting agent by giving your landlord or agent usually one months notice in writing. In this period the landlord or agent may ask you for access to book some viewings for new tenants. Once you have moved out there will be a checkout and a refund of deposit should there be no deductions.