Renting is not always cheaper than owning your own home but is more accessible and offers you more flexibility; you can move residence with much shorter notice and relatively quickly if you plan to change jobs or move away to study. Bills are more predictable too, as you don’t pay for property maintenance, which is great for those who prefer stable finances, so with fewer planned out-goings you may be able to save more money.
It is important to know what you are looking for, as there are so many possible rental options – what you don’t want and what will suit both your lifestyle and budget.
1. Do you need a large or small house or apartment?
2. How many bedrooms?
3. Furnished, unfurnished or part-furnished?
Usually, rent isn’t very different for these three options but it’s worth considering whether you want to take a furnished property as you will be liable for any damage to furniture or equipment through improper use or carelessness, and the landlord is allowed to charge you for the damage or withhold all or part of the deposit.
Other elements to bear in mind when looking to let are:
- What areas do you want to live in?
- What parking is there?
- Is there a garden? Do you want one?
- Are white goods like washing machine and tumble drier included?
- Are you prepared to share?
Vanmark Lettings & Management offers a professional, personal and friendly service with expert advice. Although we are instructed by the landlord, we ensure all tenants are treated fairly and kept up-to-date with current regulations.
As a Tenant your responsibilities include:
- Paying your rent and any other bills and rates on time
- Keeping the property in a clean and tidy condition and in a reasonable decorative order
- Repairing or replacing anything you've broken or damaged
- Keeping the interior of the property in reasonable decorative order
- Comply with the terms of your tenancy agreement
- Sticking to the terms in your tenancy agreement regarding smoking, pets, parking, gardening etc
- You are also responsible for the behaviour of everyone in your household and of anyone staying with or visiting you.
- Trying not to upset or annoy your neighbours by behaving in an antisocial way or allowing anyone in your household (including children) to do so.
It can be difficult to find good property to rent but talking to Vanmark is your first step to finding what you need call us today on 01993 835588