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The Right Property

TENANTS – A Viewing checklist to help you choose the right property for you..

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Aaron

When you view a property to rent, it is a great idea to be as organised as possible and the below check list could provide you with some basic things to look out for at the property.

Do your research before you go…
Does the outside of the property appear to be in good condition?
Does the property seem secure? Is there an entry-phone system and burglar alarm?
Is there a garden? Who is responsible for the maintenance of the garden?
What is the area like? Are your preferred amenities and transport links within easy reach?

What about once you’re in the property and looking around….
Is it in good condition? Are there signs of damp, flaking paint or infestations?
Are you allowed to change the decoration in the property?
Do repairs need to be carried out?
Is there central heating? Do all the radiators function properly?
Is there enough storage space for your belongings?
Do kitchen appliances such as washing machines/dishwashers work, if being left?
Are there enough kitchen cupboards and work surfaces?
Check the bathroom(s) and make sure taps are not leaking. Does the shower work properly?
Are the sealants around the bath and shower intact?
Are there enough electrical and telephone points and are they in the right places for your needs?

If you can put a tick or the answer you need next to 80% of the above then you could well be standing in your next home! Don’t wait too long to make your decision, we know it is a busy rental market at the moment and it might not be there tomorrow…

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