Aug 23, 2018 No Comments
The number of professionals that are now looking to rent a room in a shared house with like-minded people is growing. With huge benefits like allowing them to live closers to where they work and also not to mention the cheaper rent – it is no wonder that these numbers are increasing. However, trying to find the perfect house share can seem daunting – we have selected a few handy tips to ensure you find the best house share for you!
The professional lets market moves fast, therefore, you need to be speedy when booking viewings and getting deposits ready. This all sounds stressful, but if you know your budget and already have a deposit to place once you find your dream lettings property then you won’t miss out on your perfect property.
There’s no harm in using social media to announce you are looking for a room to rent – you never know, someone might have a spare one themselves or know someone who does. People can also point you in the right direction of the best professional lets agency.
You should not be afraid to ask your letting agent questions about the property or the process of letting a room in a shared house. Something that is also incredibly important is to ask your new potential roommates questions.
Moving into a situation where you’re invading a friendship group can seem intimidating – you may want to know this before committing to this type of situation if you think it is something that may bother you.
2. ‘Will I need to bring kitchen stuff?’
It is always handy to ask these types of questions – it doesn’t have to be kitchen stuff it can be any items you’re unsure if you need to bring or not.
3. ‘Is that damp issue being fixed?’
If you see an issue in the home you’re viewing don’t be afraid to ask if/ when it is getting fixed.
You don’t need to ask all of those questions but normally they are the ones people forget to ask!