Finding the Perfect Place to Rent
With more and more properties available to rent and a world of choice available on the internet, finding the perfect home is getting a little more overwhelming. At Poppy, are experts at helping many tenants to find their ideal property. Here are the things that we recommend you consider before searching for your new rented accommodation.
Ensure that when looking for your next home you have a clear budget in mind. Nothing is more heart-breaking than finding the property of your dreams and realise that it is just out of reach. Be realistic when planning your budget and ask yourself how much you can afford to spend per month or week. This will allow you to narrow down your property search quite considerably but will also allow you to deliberate factors such as taking on a roommate to help you afford a property. As an estate agent, we can offer advice and help you to plan your budget.
Whilst we would all like to live in a 6-bedroom property to make room for our extra shoes or a games room, sometimes that just isn’t realistic. Knowing how many bedrooms you require before starting your property search will help you to narrow down the houses in question and will help you to set a realistic budget.
Property is all about location, location, location and although you may have an idea of the area that you want to live in there are other factors that should be considered. For example how far do you want to travel to work and do you need to have good transport links close by in order to make this happen? How close would you like to be to your friends and do you have any hobbies that you need to travel to? Do you need to consider schools in your local area and which amenities would you like to have close by?
We often find ourselves living in one area because that’s where we ended up when we first arrived; it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the best match for your lifestyle now. As a property agent, we have a great knowledge of the local area and are able to help you to find a location that meets all of your criteria.
We all have an idea of our dream house, whether its contemporary or full of character. Whilst a rental property isn’t always viewed as a forever home, it doesn’t mean that personal preference doesn’t play a huge role. Think about the characteristics that you love about your current home or the elements that you would change when looking for a house to let. What are your must-haves that make a house feel like home? All of these will help you to find the property of your dreams.
This is also a great time to consider whether you would prefer to rent a furnished home or unfurnished property. Some opt for the convenience of a furnished rental property whilst others prefer to put their own stamp on their new home. Whichever you would rather have, our team can be on hand to advise.
After you have considered all of these things, you’re ready to begin your property search with us. Take a browse of our rental properties or give us a call on 01482 324 010 and we will help you to find the home of your dreams.