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Viewing a property can be exciting. Quite often it’s the most enjoyable part of the whole rental process. It’s very easy to get carried away by the idea of the next property being perfect while neglecting to check the things that really matter. We’ve put together a list of the top considerations to make when viewing a property, so you won’t forget to check something that could come back to haunt you.
When you first get to your viewing, take a good long look at the outside of the building. Be sure to think about the following points:
When you’re greeted by the lettings agent, be sure to take the viewing at your own pace. Ask questions, be thorough and don’t be persuaded by the smell of coffee or great interior design. When in doubt, consider the following:
Take a walk to the shops, keep your eyes open and take in the neighbourhood. Be sure to think about the following:
No matter how much you want a property to be perfect, listen to your gut. If the property isn’t right, then it simply isn’t for you. Don’t force it and never run into a decision like this without full consideration and thought. Once you’ve found your dream rental and approach the moving in process, be sure to carry out a full inventory. Whether you’re a tenant, landlord or lettings agent, take the stress out of the inventory process with No Letting Go. Find out more about our award winning services here.
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