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Things to Consider Before Renting a Property





Renting a property can be the best decision you ever make, if you get the right one for you. Here is our list of top things to consider before making the big decision:

The Perfect Location.

It’s no secret that location is the most valuable attribute for many renters across the UK. Renting offers a chance for many to live where they could not afford to buy. Consider this when determining which properties you’d like to view. Think about the things the important to you – is it  proximity to your children’s school, is it your commute to work or maybe it’s to live in a trendy, up and coming area? Our expert team can aid you in finding the perfect area, give them a call today.

Find The Right Agent.

Find a reputable, reliable property agent, preferably with an excellent understanding of the local area. Inform your agent of your needs promptly, so they can  find a suitable property for you.  Things to consider telling your property agent include:  if you’d like the property fully furnished (or unfurnished), if the property allows kids or pets and if you are a smoker and your desired moving date. It also helps to register to the agents property database to keep you up-to-date with the latest properties and news affecting your rental.

Fees and Charges

One of the most important things to consider before renting a property is making sure you are familiar with the fees and charges you are expected pay. To keep you on track, you can ask your property agent to provide a list of fees and chargers that you will be expected to pay. You will also need to consider administration fees, associated with things like drawing up a tenancy agreement and providing references. Furthermore, in most properties, a security deposit will be required with your first months rent.

To avoid paying unnecessary charges, make sure you read your tenancy agreement thoroughly. Situations like an unexpected change of tenant can warrant an extra charge.  It is also common for the outgoing tenant(s)  to be charged for the inventory check-out at the end of a tenancy, you can check this in your tenancy agreement.


Contact Us

As one of Scotland’s leading property specialists, we pride ourselves on our property expertise and knowledge of the local area.  For more in depth information, or to discuss an queries,  give our expert team a call. 0141 218 4426 or contact

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