How to Find the Perfect Home to Rent

When you’re starting your search for a new rental home, there are steps that need to be taken in order to help you find the right property. Whether you’re know the world of renting, or if this is your first time, there are many aspects to consider.

We specialise in houses, flats and properties around the Lancashire area. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let we can help you. To help you know what to look for, we’ve put together a list of top tips of what you should do before beginning your search to find the perfect home to rent.

Know What You’re Looking For

The main factor you need to consider before looking for rental properties is having a clear vision on what you are looking for. The main three considerations are price, location and size. What price are you looking to spend per month, what area do you want to live and why, and how many bedrooms are you looking for?

There are numerous other questions you need to ask to help you define your search:

  • What transport links are nearby?
  • How far do you want to travel to work?
  • What are the ‘must haves’ that will make your next property feel like home?
  • What amenities do you want nearby?
  • How long do you want to stay in the next property?
  • Do you want to furnish the property yourself or have it already furnished?

Understand Your Budget

Deciding on a budget goes hand-in-hand with what your needs are. This is really important as it will help narrow your search and ensure you are getting a property you not only love, but you can afford.

Aside from the rent, there are other expenses that you should work into your budget:

  • Deposit – a payment to confirm your rental of the property. You’ll get this refunded at the end of the tenancy, subject to terms such as the condition you leave the property in.
  • Utilities – these include electricity, gas, water, broadband, and council tax.
  • Moving costs– this includes van rentals, buying new furniture, or potential home-repairs.

Enjoy the Viewing

The viewing of a property is the ideal time to ask all the questions about the property, area, and type of tenancy agreement. Don’t worry if the first property you see isn’t right, go on viewings for a few properties to gauge what’s available and what you like.

Whether you’re buying a new home, selling or considering letting, our local, experienced experts at Taylors Estates provide an exceptionally professional service. We are passionate about selling property and making sure that you are happy at every step.

With our vast experience in the ever-changing property market, we can help find the right property for you. To find out more about our fantastic services and how we can help you, get in touch with our experts today by calling 01772 881 717 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have

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