In this two-minute read, we look at five fantastic tips to help people looking to rent a property in Glasgow and Lanarkshire.
One thing that seems almost Covid-19 proof is the desire for people in Glasgow and Lanarkshire to move home. The local rental property market has proven resilient this year with people looking to rent new places to call home.
Below are five tips that’ll come in handy if you’re looking to rent.
Consider when you want to move and where you want to rent. Research the areas and the properties in your price range. Create a clear budget and include moving costs, council tax and any utility bills. Make a list of letting agents to check out.
Unless you hit the jackpot immediately, and the first property you see is the one you want to rent, chances are you’ll look at a few different places. Carry a notebook and pen with you to scribble down the plus points and minuses of each property. You can then review this at your leisure.
When you have found a place you really want to rent, move fast. Good properties go quickly, so make your offer, complete the application and we’ll look after the negotiations.
If the landlord is happy with your offer and has accepted your application, you will then go through to the referencing stage. To go ahead with the tenancy, we’ll need to carry out a few reference checks. Along with identification such as National Insurance number and photo ID, we’ll need bank statements covering the last three months, your last three payslips and references from your employer, previous landlord (if any) and sometimes your employment contract.
Once your references have been successfully processed, you will be asked to read and sign your contract. It is there to protect both you and your landlord, so if you do not understand anything, please ask us. We want everyone to be happy. You will also be given suppliers’ details for your utilities and council tax. It is up to you to deal with them throughout your tenancy.
Then it’s time to confirm a moving day, pack up your stuff, get moved in and start enjoying your new place.
At Scottish Property Centre we help hundreds of tenants move successfully across Glasgow and Lanarkshire every year.