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Finding a Property to Rent in UK

By Ella Steel Subscribe to RSS | June 7th 2012 | Views:

Although being owner of home is very comfy yet there are many people who prefer to live in rented property. There are plenty of reasons for this inclination. Basically being a tenant gives you more flexibility as compared to being the owner of the property, you are less concerned about the condition of the structure of the property. You are not going to spend out of your pocket for necessary repairs in the property. Further you need not to worry when there is recession in the housing market and prices are getting low. By all this, tenants’ money is saved.

It does not matter whether a person is young employee, or a student, or a young professional couple or family with kids; he usually opts to live in Property to rent in UK because it is cheap for them. Even the homeowners sometime also take property on rent in circumstances they have sold out their previous home and are looking for a new home to buy. Most of the time it’s the student who move in UK flats to rent because they are faraway from their hometown for the purposes of study. Students usually wish to live in multiple occupation tenancies so as to share out the rentals and other finances. Rented accommodation is inevitability for those people who have not enough finances to buy their own home.

More often the tenants began their search for Property to rent in UK by searching online through property websites. These property websites also provide you the contact details of the letting agent or private landlord so you can contact them if you find a suitable property. Property listings of the news papers are also helpful. Sometimes landlords also affix the notices in public place to made others aware of the fact that there property is lying vacant for potential tenants. You can also ask your acquaintance to help you in finding a rented property for you. You can also ask your friends who are living in rented accommodation to give you their recommendation in finding a professional letting agent. They will also help you out if they have some rented properties in their knowledge.

A tenant has always an option to take the Property to rent in UK by directly contacting the landlord or let this job done for him by engaging a letting agent. While it is advantageous to engage a letting agent, finding a home yourself on the other hand saves your money. There are many other pros and cons of adopting each option.

Once you have made selection of the UK flats for rent, next step is to visit the property. Many factors are to be look into from outer condition of the property to drainage, from windows and doors to kitchens and bathrooms, from walls of the property to damps in the house. Take someone with you to check all these things. You can also take camera with you to take the pictures of the property to let you ponder over the property later on.

Next, comes the lease agreement. Give it a careful read not only by you but also by your lawyer. You also have to pay the advance rent and deposit. Make sure you are always in a better position to get the refund of the deposit. There are many laws that protect the interests of the tenants. Besides tenant owes certain responsibilities as well, for instance not to cause any damage to the property. If a tenant and landlords fulfills their respective rights and duties the tenancy runs smoothly and tenant can enjoy a peaceful living.

Ella Steel - About Author:
Ella Steel is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on, please visit edinburgh flats.

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