Firstly you should think about the kind of property you would like to rent. You need to know what your priorities are, as it can be difficult to find everything you want in one property. An important decision to make early on is if you want a furnished or unfurnished property. However, most unfurnished flats now come with modern appliances such as a fridge and washing machine, so it’s always a good tip to ask the landlord or agent exactly what’s included.
Tell us at Belvoir Sutton Coldfield exactly what type of property you are looking for and with lots of properties to choose from, we’ll help you find your ideal home.
Things to consider:
- Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
- Bath or Shower
- Storage space
- Separate/open plan kitchen and dining room
- Energy efficiency
To work out what rent you could afford monthly, total your monthly expenses (not including the rental estimate) and subtract this amount from your monthly income. The final figure is a rough guide of what figure is affordable for rent each month. Use this figure as an estimate when you’re searching, if you tell us at Belvoir Sutton Coldfield we can suggest suitable properties that meet your requirements.
Finding the right location will have an impact on your lifestyle and the property you choose. Belvoir Sutton Coldfield will be able to provide useful information about house prices, local schools, transport links and other local amenities. This will help you choose an area with confidence.
Once you’ve found a rental property you like, book a viewing as early as possible. There is high demand for properties in the rental market and if you find a property you love, it’s best to move fast to secure it. Contact Belvoir Sutton Coldfield and we can accommodate a viewing time to suit your schedule.
A referencing check is just to make sure that you’re a suitable tenant and are able to pay your rent. We will also check to make sure that you have rented a property without any major problems in the past and we will ask for an administration fee (except in Scotland). Be aware that if you fail any of the necessary checks, you may not be considered for the property.
- Three years’ address history
- Employment details
- Confirmation of earnings
- If self-employed evidence of the last three years’ account details
- Current landlord details
- Your bank account details
Only once you’ve paid the deposit the property truly secured.
The deposit is usually between one/two months’ rent and it is held for the duration of the tenancy. This deposit is held as cover for any damages that may occur and need to be repaired at the end of your tenancy.
Belvoir Sutton Coldfield will protect your deposit with a government-authorised Tenancy Deposit Protection scheme.
We will organise for you and the landlord to sign the tenancy agreement which sets out the terms of the tenancy. After which, you will be given the keys to your new property!