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Leonard Peters | Guide to letting

Step 1 (finances)

Firstly calculate what you can afford to each month in respect to your rent and then allow for extras costs such as; Gas & Electric, Council tax ( 25% discount if you are renting alone), Water bills, TV License etc


Also bear in mind you will be expected to pay a months rent in advance and a minimum of a months rent as a deposit upon signing your tenancy agreement. Once you know exactly what you can afford to pay then you should start to think about the criteria of what you are looking for


Step 2 (Criteria)

Decide on the factors that are must, outside space, off street parking, etc. Once you've complied your list of essentials you can start to think about the luxury items that would be a benefit.

Decide on the areas that are suitable or more importantly the ones that are not, drive around the streets that interest you and get a feel for the area and people that may soon be your neighbors.

If this is a family home then take a look at local school reports www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/


Step 3 (Viewing properties)

We will accompany you and advise you on all viewings but be aware there is a shortage of quality rental properties at the so if you find one you like be ready to act quickly


Step 4 (Making an offer)

Let the letting agent know the details of your offer and make sure you are in the best position to negotiate, have your reference and employment details ready.

Step 5 (Once your offer has been accepted subject to references)

Make sure you complete your references as quickly as possible "link to reference page" to ensure we can confirm the landlords decision. Once all your references are back we can confirm a move in date and you can arrange for a removal van.