When it comes to renting a property, it is recommended that you view several, so you can get a good idea of what is available within your budget. Once you think you have found your dream rented property, it is likely that you will be eager to set things in motion. Here we will provide our tips and hints on how to secure your dream rented property.
Although letting agents will carry out a thorough vetting process before accepting your application, they will be judging you from the moment they meet you. When viewing properties with letting agents, make sure you are presenting yourself in a good light and making the right impression on them. They will be looking to find the best possible tenants for the landlords’ they are representing and will therefore be checking to see if you are responsible and professional.
Make sure that you can afford the application fees, deposit and first month’s rent before sending in your application to rent a property.
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If you want to stand a good chance at being able to secure your dream rented property, you will need to make sure you have the rent and deposit ready. It is also likely that you will have to pay application fees to the letting agent, so make sure you find out how much this is so you can factor it into your costs. The initial amount of money you need to secure a rented property may be a lot more than you originally thought, so it is important to start planning early.
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During the vetting process letting agents can carry out checks on your credit rating. The information they can see will be limited to publicly available records like court judgments and insolvency records. If you have these on your credit report, it may affect your ability to rent a property, as you may be seen as risky and unreliable. Avoid getting a bad credit rating by ensuring all loan repayments are made on time.
If you think you have found the right property to rent, you will need to get your references lined up and ready to go. Ask your previous landlord or letting agent and employer for references in good time, so they are able to provide them promptly. The quicker you can provide good references, the more likely the letting agent is to choose you over another prospective tenant.
Letting agents are often eager to move tenants into properties within a short period of time in order to keep their clients satisfied. If you want to stand the best chance at snapping up your dream rented property, make sure you are ready to move in. Having said this, asking you to move in within a couple of days is very unreasonable so do not feel pressured to commit to this.
Applicants that are able to move in quickly are likely to be favoured over those who can’t.
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If there is something that you believe needs to be fixed in the property or if you have any questions, raise them as early as you can. That way the landlord will have time to answer your questions and fix any problems with the property before you move in. This will make for a smoother and less stressful move. If you need to consider hiring one of the quality RICS Surveyors firms to back any issues you need to raise with the property.
Although these tips and hints will help facilitate a quicker and smoother application process, it is important that you do not rush into renting. Always make sure you are completely happy with the property and able to commit to the costs before sending in your application, as if you decide to pull out, you might find that you are unable to claim the application fees back from the letting agent. For more information click here .
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