Guide to Renting
What type of property should I look for?
First of all, think carefully about the type of property you'd like to rent and which best suits your lifestyle, location and amenities, remember do not over spend.
For example, if you are only there a few days a week maybe a small cottage or apartment might do just fine. If security is important then look at the surrounding areas, If you have a car is off road parking space a must for you?.
Do you want furnished or unfurnished accommodation or would something that's just part-furnished be okay? Often it doesn't make much difference to the rent.
If it's furnished and you are sharing with others, do you trust them to look after the furniture - because you may lose some or all of your deposit to pay for damage even if they are responsible for it?
Other key questions to ask yourself:
- Is a purpose built shower essential or can you make do with a shower attachment in the bath?
- What facilities are there for washing and drying clothes?
- Does the property have all the appliances you need?
- Do you need a garden?
- Are you prepared to share with someone else - if so, could you share with a live-in landlord?
Where should I look?
It can be difficult to find good property to rent. That's where ADM come in we can help you find a place which you will be happy with, remember you must look after the property as you would your own home.
Once you find a property then the application stage is next, submit the application form a with your application fee to the agent and await the referencing return
Inform your landlord and employer of your application so not to hold up the process.
Please note you must be honest about your credit history as this will be check.
Did you know you could even qualify for a council or Housing Association property if you have sufficient points, are on the waiting list or have a specific need. Unfortunately, it can still be difficult to find a home this is where ADM come in.
Council Tax Information
"Having rented for many years, I have experienced varying degrees of professionalism & service when it comes to Estate Agents & their relationship and service to tenants. However, it's a professional & effective estate agent that get's the level of support in the right balance for both landlord AND tenant and for me, this is where ADM stand out from many others. ADM had been recommended to me. On my first contact with them they listened to my needs and requirements for the type of property I was looking for keeping me in the loop about what was available. Cut to the quip - my ideal property was found. Their support in the run up to moving in and since has been A1. Anything reported to them get's sorted straight away with the landlord chased if not done asap. If I ever move again, I will ask Alethea to source me a new property as I'm happy to stay with them purely for the excellent service they provide. I cannot say enough good things about them & would recommend them to anyone else."