Tips for first time renters – part 1
Tips for renting a house that will solve your hands!
Initially, decide what you want – budget and specifications of the house you are looking to rent. These are the main criteria for a Rightmove.
Start with the newspaper or even better online, through websites that offer renting ads. These sites are usually free.
Prefer ads with photos of the house. It will save you incredible time than going up close to see a house that you do not like.
Leave the latest ads for last to call. They probably already rented the properties and have forgotten to remove the ads.
Pick ads that meet your basic criteria.
Make a phone call and get an appointment to see up close these rented homes that interest you. Caution! Such visits should be done by day, to be able to see what needs to be seen at the house.
After having spent a week, you will probably come up and have a more specific idea of what properties are available in the market. You now need to study the houses you visited and see your notes to help you end up with the best suited house for you.
Below read the 1, 2, 3 and 4, important questions about health, functionality, surroundings and the price of the house.
Rightmove points of the home you will rent:
- About how healthy the house is
Not to be underground. The house should be above the earth’s surface. Underground homes are not particularly good for winter, posing health risks. They are also prone to flooding.
Not to have any signs of mold. It’s hard to tell if the house is freshly painted, but you still can. Look at the low points on the skirting boards and high points of the walls as well. Smell to recognize the familiar smell coming from mold. If the house is not even painted when you go, you will easily recognize the black and white signs of mold and the characteristic pungent smell.
Not to have humidity. Usually in the lower parts of the walls appears a white fluffy stuff and the paint on the wall is damaged. Those appear wavy along the wall. Also humidity appears under the sink if there is a leak, in the bathroom and at high points in the ceiling, where the moisture comes from a manufacturing problem upstairs (i.e. bathroom of the apartment above).
Be airy. It should have several doors and windows to ventilate the room properly.
Be sunny. Sun should be seeing the house in at least one side during the day.