If you’re planning to move out for the first time, before you fixate on the perfect property and start imagining yourself moving in, it’s essential to have your finances in order.
We explore the need-to-know basics of what a flatshare is, how they work, and why flat sharing could be the best all-round option for those looking to rent a flat for the first time.
So, you’re looking to move out for the first time. Exciting! Renting your own place, and the new-found independence that comes with it is a great feeling - but it can also be very expensive if you’re not prepared.
The tenant referencing process is fairly easy to complete, as long as you understand how it works, and any potential obstacles that could prevent you from passing. In this quick guide to tenant referencing, we explain why it’s so important, what you may be asked to provide and how to make sure you pass - getting you one step closer to renting the property you want.
When you’re looking to move out and rent your own place, of course, the actual cost of your rent is likely to be the first thing on your mind while searching for your perfect home. And with good reason - rent is probably going to be your biggest outgoing cost each month.
Paying a deposit can be quite worrying, especially when you haven’t done it before, and it’s often the part of the rental process that causes confusion - but it’s actually very simple! We explain rental deposits and how they work, including when you need to pay, and what happens to your deposit throughout your tenancy.
Before you rent a property, you’ll receive what is known as a tenancy agreement from your landlord. After you’ve read, understood and confirmed your contract, you’ll be well on track to moving into your new home!
It’s a question that most people have had to consider at some point, particularly when moving somewhere new - is living with a roommate or on my own what I want right now?
When looking to rent an apartment, you want to make sure that you’re making the right decision. The last thing that you want is to realise a major problem with your new home when it’s too late! The best way to avoid this is to make sure you are asking all of the right questions before taking the plunge. Here are 6 of the most important questions to ask when thinking of renting an apartment.
Renting an entire apartment isn’t right for everyone. Whether it be the expense of solo living, the time spent figuring out your bills or even the prospect of living on your own that puts you off, there are plenty of alternatives to the traditional rental.
Living in a shared flat is a fantastic option for many people - it’s cost effective, social and can give you the time and money you need to get the most out of your lifestyle. However, there are a few things that you should consider before taking the plunge and living in a shared flat to make sure that you are making the best decision on a property.