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First time tenants guide

The current housing market has made renting property an increasingly important part of the way we live now. House prices have outstripped wages significantly, making it difficult to get on the property ladder, so renting can often be the best option.  

Property for rent doesn’t simply appeal to tenants who may be waiting or hoping to get onto the property ladder, but it also offers flexibility for those downsizing or moving into a new area.  It isn’t uncommon for estate agents to arrange viewings for potential tenants that include everyone from young singles moving into their own place for the first time to mature couples who are downsizing.

Although renting gives you greater flexibility than owning a property, it still takes time and money to find the right place and to move in, so it is worth putting some careful thought into finding somewhere that will suit you. 

Before You Start Your Property Search

Get financially prepared and know the costs and fees involved in renting.

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Find a Place to Rent

Establish your criteria for your rental property; so that your search is more productive.

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Budget for your Tenancy

Look a bit deeper at your finances if you haven't already. Review the ongoing costs of running a rental property.

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Arrange your rental

The application process explained from what documents you will need to sign, and what helpful documentation your can expect from your Landlord or Agent.

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Tenancy responsibility

When renting a tenant and a landlord have legal responsibilities to each other. Understand what they are and what you can expect from your Landlord.

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Tenancy period

What to do if you want to extend or end your tenancy early.

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Moving out

When your tenancy is due to end, you need to prepare the property for inspection.

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Moving out

When your tenancy is due to end, you need to prepare the property for inspection.

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