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Renting A Property

Renting A Property

If you are thinking about renting a property, it is often a big commitment and can be a very stressful time.  It is important to get general advice on how to go about it, so your moving in process will run as smoothly as possible.

A lot of private landlords let their property through a letting agent so you will be dealing with a letting agent, rather than the landlord direct.

It is important that you rent your property through a reputable letting agent, with a code of practice.

There are a few basic questions that you should ask before you take a property -

1.  How and when do I pay my rent?  Most landlords ask for the rent to be paid by Standing Order on a certain day every month.  This is easy to do an saves a lot of time.

2.  How long will my Tenancy be for?  Most tenancies are for either 6 or 12 months.

3.  What happens with my deposit?  All landlords require a deposit.  It is then held in a Deposit Scheme.

4.  Do I get copies of Certificates?  You will get a copy of the CP12 (Gas Safety Certificate) if applicable.  You will get a Energy Performance Certificate.

They are just a few of the main questions that you need to ask before you take a tenancy.