03 Aug 2015
You are about to rent a property, which you will then turn into a magnificent sweet and cozy home, but no matter how enthusiastic you are now, it is still a hard task for you, because of the many things you have to carefully consider and the responsibility you have to bear. Rent agreements, inventory checklist, end of tenancy cleanings and landlord approvals – all these things make you nervous and a little bit scared. However, if you ask yourself these few question, everything will seem much simpler.
What can I afford?
Well, this is the main question, because, yes, there are uniquely wonderful homes which will cost you tons of money and there are nice ones that you could still be able to afford. So make a budget and see how much money you will be able to spend monthly for the next year.
Which area I like?
Now think of the areas that you might like and then go there and walk through the neighborhood so that you can find out which one is the right for you. Then make sure that you will find a seriously professional letting agency, which is specialized in this area only and, for instance, offers a great selection of houses to let in Docklands. Meet the agent thereafter and discuss with him you preferences and requirements so that he can offer you the very best homes and you won’t have to spend months looking for the right place.
Are my documents ready?
This is indeed a tedious step, but is necessary, so your identity, credit history, employment and immigration status would be most probably checked.
Will I need a rent guarantee?
Many landlords nowadays will ask you to have a real person who will guarantee for you, so find the right one.