Tips to keep you one step ahead whilst getting to grips with the process of renting…
When assessing the suitability of accommodation, you need to consider its affordability, the locality, property, landlord and/or letting agency.
And most importantly, you need to protect yourself from rental scams!
Fortunately they are relatively rare, but scams can prove very costly and distressing for victims – so it pays to be aware, and know how to avoid them.
In this section we discuss what to watch out for during your search and viewings, as well as the normal pointers for finding a comfortable home in an area that appeals. We also give tips on how to assess a prospective landlord/agency and avoid the fraudsters. And last but not least, check out our guide to the costs of renting.
So it all adds up to a safe and enjoyable renting experience!
Avoid Rental Scams
What to watch during your property search, plus tips & precautions for viewings
Make sure the area fits the bill
Questions to ask & points to check
The Landlord/Letting Agency
What to check before you sign or pay anything
Costs of Renting
Assessing affordability: initial outlay of taking on a tenancy & ongoing living costs