OUR TOP 10 TENANT TIPS FOR RENTING Thu 07 Sep 2017

So you want to rent a property? Here are our top 10 tips for tenants!
So you want to rent a property? Here are our top 10 tips for tenants!

OUR TOP 10 TENANT TIPS FOR RENTING

1. Check you can not only afford the rent and deposit but also your new home’s running costs;

2. Make available sufficient information to satisfy tenant referencing;

3. Find out which of 3 government-backed deposit schemes will protect your deposit; 

4. Ignore properties for which landlord or letting agents can’t supply an updated EPC and/or gas, furniture, and preferably, electrical safety certificates;

5. Check the tenancy agreement with a solicitor and only sign if satisfied you can meet your responsibilities and any queries arising will be dealt with appropriately;

6. Arrange contents insurance and confirm adequate buildings cover is in place;

7. Confirm the inventory is correct on the day you move in – and that gas and electric supplies as well as smoke alarms  are operating satisfactorily;

8. Ensure heating and hot water is working and gas/electric meter readings are taken;

9. Find out which parts of the property you’ve responsible for e.g. garden, balcony, windows, etc, repairs, decoration, etc then advise agents/landlords in writing of any maintenance issues asap; and

10. Make sure you know what you can/can’t change on your letting Agreement!

Find all our properties to let by following http://www.jeremyleaf.co.uk/properties/lettings 

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