HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR RENTAL SEARCH
Searching for a home to rent can be a struggle. With the market being busier than ever, it’s now essential for you to get organised and narrow down your search even before heading to your local estate agents or searching online. Our following tips will make your search go that bit more smoothly.
CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION
Whether it’s down to budget or property availability, we all sadly can’t live in our favourite area. With this in mind, it’s always best to have more than one area in mind when on your rental search to avoid disappointment.
WORK OUT THOSE TRAVEL TIMES
When searching for areas to rent, it’s important to consider transport. Does your chosen location have transport links to your workplace? Can you still travel easily and meet friends? Transport in one of the most important factors to consider when searching for a place to rent.
WORK OUT YOUR BUDGET
Of course, different areas and property sizes all carry a different price tag. Before even starting your search, know what you can and can’t afford. Also, don’t forget to research things such as council tax costs, and even possible building maintenance charges too.
FIND THE RIGHT ESTATE AGENT
If you don’t know the area you’re moving to, then contact a local estate agent who will easily be able to tell you what fits your needs, wants, and budget. A good agent will put together a list of properties for you to consider renting.
GET YOUR DOCUMENTS READY
To make things go as smoothly as possible, it’s time to get those documents ready. You’ll need documents that show your income and employment status and paperwork that confirms your identity and current address. To find out more about what documents you need to produce, and the different requirements for employed and self-employed, reach out to your local estate agent for help. If you’re thinking of using us at Fisks, feel free to give us a call, drop by or offices, or drop us an email.Back to articles