Furnished or Unfurnished: Which Type of Property Should You Rent? (Part 1 - Furnished)

When looking for a property to rent, one of the things you will need to consider is whether you want to rent one that is furnished or unfurnished. There are usually different types of ‘furnished’ properties, with some including lots of furniture, whilst some just have the basics.

There are advantages and disadvantages to them both – which we have put together in a two part handy guide to make your decision a lot easier. In part 1, we will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of renting a property that is already FURNISHED.



There are lots of different advantages of renting a property that is furnished. The main advantage is that you save a lot of money. Even if you’re moving into a small property, furnishing isn’t cheap – it can end up costing you a small fortune.

Also, renting a furnished property means that not only do you not have to go out and buy everything new (something that can end up being extremely expensive), you can also save money by not needing to hire a huge moving van to transport all your furniture to the new house.

A furnished apartment or house is really good for those who are looking to rent in a hurry and only for a short period of time. If you know that you’re going to be moving on in a matter of months, it’s not worth having to purchase all your own furniture.


As we said earlier, there are both advantages and disadvantages to renting a furnished apartment. The downside to potentially choosing a furnished apartment is that it could actually cost you more in rent. Some landlords will put the price of rent up – due to the fact you’re getting a lot more included. So where you save money on not needing furniture, you may end up paying a little more in rent.

Other disadvantages include the fact that you may end up damaging something that doesn’t belong to you – accidents happen. In this case, you would have to pay money to compensate the damage you have caused.

What if you don’t like the furniture in the house? Choosing a furnished house is a risk as it might not be your style of taste. It could potentially clash with other furniture that you own.


Keep on checking back for part 2 in which we will be taking a look at the advantages and disadvantages of renting an unfurnished property.

When looking for houses or flats to rent in Birmingham, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Belvoir Birmingham.

We specialise in letting properties throughout the city and will be more than happy to help find the perfect one for you. We have a friendly and experienced team who will be more than happy to provide any advice that you need.

You can give us a call on 0121 212 0122 and a member of our team will be happy to help.