There are different types of properties throughout the UK. These include, detached and semi detached house, flats, bungalows, terraced and end of terraced houses. Of course, what you choose to rent depends on personal requirements. Consider the following: are you single? Or a couple? A family? If so, how large is your family? Will you need a outdoor space? Or lateral space?
If you choose to rent with a housemate, choose wisely and carefully as the smallest differences and disagreements can disrupt the harmony within the home environment. If you decide to rent within a Home of Multiple Occupation (HMO), ensure that you are well informed with the concept and legality of living within one.
As a perspective tenant, saving whilst renting is always a priority. You may find a property that is in better condition, better located and cheaper then the one you are in, but don’t act too hastily.
Rent is not the only living expense to consider. You must be sure to look into the cost of utility providers in the area. Increases in electricity, gas, water and broadband costs, can take their toll on what you save monthly. Council tax is also something to consider, so be sure to research the local council’s rates, before agreeing on a rental property.
When considering renting a house, the question of when is one that must be well thought through. Ultimately it comes down to whether you need to move at a specific time for a specific reason. For instance, are you having to relocate for work? Or have you had a change in circumstance and need to downsize?
However, if you are in no rush, there are a number of factors that should be taken into account with regards to the timing of renting a house. These include being aware of the busiest times in the rental market; whether is it best to move during the peak of the market or if there is too much competition? And how long before your move you should start looking?