Looking to rent?
- What can you afford each month? Budget for household bills.
- Your average monthly cost of rent can be around 41% of your regular wage.
- Choose a trusted letting agent. Search for an ARLA Propertymark protected agent.
Draw up a shortlist of properties, while your viewing them keep an eye out for fitted carbon monoxide and smoke alarms and for any signs of damp or leaks.
Make sure you read and understand all of the agreement. If you're unsure about any of it then speak to an impartial solicitor. Note whether it's with a landlord or a letting agent along with emergency contact details should you have a problem.
Know your rights
If the property you're renting has gas then you should be given a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate along with documents like the energy Performance Certificate.
Consider the fees
Such as the deposit - which should be protected by a Government-backed tenancy deposit protection scheme.
The agent should complete a professional inventory before you move in. Make sure any damage has been recorded with dated photos.
We can help you
Need Renters Insurance?
We can arrange Renters Insurance which is provided by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc.
You can spread the cost into convenient, interest-free monthly payments and can protect your valued possessions, from your mobile phone to your television, bike, your laptop and even your digital downloads.Talk to us today >