As the UK's private rental sector (PRS) landlords work hard to support their tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, the industry has come under fire for the quality of housing on offer and a lack of future planning. Two separate reports from Shelter and the Institute of Housing (IOH) each criticise the provision of rental homes now and in the future, with accusations levelled mainly at the government.
When searching for a property many factors and extra amenities may be attractive to different tenants depending on their budget and circumstances. In this instance we will be discussing renting a furnished property vs an unfurnished property.
There’s nothing worse than finding your dream property and realising you’re up against a number of other potential tenants. Although it is always up to the Landlord as to who they choose to rent their property there is no harm in putting yourself in the prime position to be chosen. Here are few tips on how to get your offer accepted on a rental property.
Being discriminated against by your Landlord/Estate Agent is never a situation any tenant wants to find themselves in. However, it is important to be brushed up on the lingo and legislation involved when it comes to discrimination and be able to make an informed decision as to whether you have a legitimate case.
Going to view a property is always an exciting time for any prospective Tenant. It can be tempting to view the property with rose tinted glasses and not appear difficult to the Estate Agent or Landlord. However, you should never be afraid to ask any questions. Even if you believe the questions you wish to ask would only be relevant in a worst-case scenario situation it is definitely worth having the information moving forward. The devil is in the details after all!
It’s always tricky to know where to start when you are searching for a rental property. However, before you start searching you should always be sure that you know what you are looking for, for example; number of bedrooms, outside space, access to amenities etc., and have a rough idea of the budget you are wanting to spend as this will save you time in the long run.