Did you know that according to a study, more than half of people under the age of 40 will be living in a rental property by the year 2025? We are here to give you some top renting tips for London. These life hacks will give you a head start when it comes to renting.
- Look for reviews. In this day and age of information, you can easily go online and search for data. When renting, the internet can help you decide on your new home. Before renting out a place, look for reviews online. Usually, people share their insights on an apartment, flat or a rental house that they have previously lived in.
- The turn around for flats in London is very fast and often flats can be snapped up within hours. Our best advice is when you are ready to move, get organized and get on it right away. If you can try and move outside of university, start and end times when demand is at its highest.
- Do not be too quick on transferring any money before seeing the property itself. We always advice renters to go out there, make the trip and see the actual property first. Pictures and looks can be deceiving, especially if it’s from the internet. Remember that it is your right to view a property before deciding to move in. Also once you are in there make sure that everything is working & if it isn’t agree to get it fixed before you move in.
- We all know that it is very easy to feel powerless when dealing with landlords. Especially when usually it has been such an ordeal for you just to get to this point. However, it is important to remember that renting a property is just like any transaction you make. Do not get nervous, nor anxious. Stay calm. You are the buyer, and the landlord is the seller. Therefore, you have the right to get what you have paid for. If you feel like something is amiss, do not hesitate to let your landlord know immediately. If you think that the rent is too high, then try to bargain it down to what you feel is more reasonable. But, do not haggle the landlord as they are also making a living. Try to compromise and make the fair choice for both sides. This way, both you and your landlord will be happy and satisfied with the transaction.
- Read, read, read. Make sure that you read the small print of the contract so you know what you are agreeing to. And if there is anything there that you do not understand. You can contact us at clearhaven.co.uk to discuss your renter’s rights, and check out our rental guide for some guidelines. If you are confused about anything at all, mention this to your landlord. Make it a point to ask questions. This will show your landlord that you truly are interested in the property, and you are curious about the contract.
We hope this helps! Share your tips & tricks down below.