10 Essential Questions to Ask When Viewing a Rental Property

10 Essential Questions to Ask When Viewing a Rental Property

Are you ready to embark on a journey to find your ideal rental property? At Redrose Estate Agents, we understand that choosing the right home is a significant decision. 

 

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To ensure you don’t miss any crucial details during your property viewings, we’ve compiled a list of 10 essential questions to guide you. You can find out more from our Renting Page on our website.

1. What are the Local Amenities

Whether it’s supermarkets, transport links, schools, or other essentials, understanding the surroundings is key to deciding if the property aligns with your lifestyle.

2.  What is the character  of the Area

Inquire about the character of the area. Is it family-oriented or a hub for trendy restaurants and bars? While we may not have all the answers, observing the surroundings can give you valuable insights into whether the location resonates with your preferences.

3. Can we redecorate 

Uncover the possibilities for personalising your space. Some landlords may permit redecoration, allowing you to make the property truly feel like home. Always seek permission to avoid potential deposit disputes down the line.

4. What are the Utility Costs

Delve into the financial aspects by understanding the cost of bills. From water to council tax, knowing the potential expenses helps you budget effectively. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) can be your ally in estimating heating and electricity costs.

5. What do we pay and when 

Clarify the when and how of rent payments. Most rents are payable monthly in advance.

6. How much Deposit

The deposit will normally be five times your weekly rent.

7.  What is the Council Tax 

Council tax varies, and understanding the band and potential discounts is crucial. Research the local council’s services to grasp the full picture of what you’ll be contributing to.

8. How is the properties Energy Efficiency

Most modern properties are well-insulated and have energy-efficient heating systems. Keep your bills in check by reading our blogs on saving energy.

9. How long is the Rental Term 

Most Tenancies begin as 6 months Assured Shorthold Tenancies and change to Periodic Tenancies after the 6-month fixed term. Ask Redrose to explain how it works. Ensure that your goals align with the landlord’s to avoid unexpected disruptions down the line.

10. Ask if there is anything else you need to know 

Don’t hesitate to ask us about any additional insights or factors that could influence your decision. Sometimes, these extra details can be the key to making an informed choice about your potential new home.

As you embark on your property viewing journey, armed with these questions, you’re sure to uncover the perfect rental property that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences. Happy home hunting!

Also, read our blog – The Impact of Energy Efficiency Ratings on Property Value

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