How to easily find a Home to Rent

How to Easily Find a Home to Rent


Finding a flat or house to rent feels like an increasingly difficult task in this market. The housing shortage has increased competition between tenants and caused rental prices to rise to an all-time high.

Our estate agents in Newham have seen first-hand how renters are struggling to keep up with the challenges of house hunting and have a few tips that can make finding a rental easier for you.

In this article, you can learn more about what our estate agents in Newham recommend when it comes to finding a home to rent if you want to stay ahead of the competition and secure a good deal.

Our experienced estate agents in Newham are always ready to support clients in navigating the local market, finding more and better deals, and safeguarding their budgets. To learn more about our estate agent services, call 0207 055 0441 today!

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Best Tips for Finding a Home to Rent

Our estate agents in Newham know that finding a rental in London can feel overwhelming. With few options, increasingly higher costs, and the end of the renting crisis nowhere in sight, it can feel impossible to find somewhere to live within a reasonable time frame and a reasonable budget.

However, all is not lost, and things can be easier than they appear. Here are the top tips our estate agents in Newham have for you if you are looking for a home to rent:

Don’t Waste Any Time

Because finding the right property will take some time, our estate agents in Newham recommend you start your property search as soon as possible.

Starting early will give you a chance to weed through the available options and also gain more insight into what the market offers and what your budget can get you.

According to our estate agents in Newham, you should start looking for a rental at least a few months beforehand. Landlords are also putting flats up for rent in advance. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about being ready to move into the property on the next day.

Ideally, you will be able to line up your move-in deadline with the landlord’s, and you can secure a better deal.

Organize Your Paperwork Beforehand

When you are looking for a rental, paperwork can take a lot of time and make or break a deal.

That is why our estate agents in Newham recommend you get your paperwork in order as soon as you decide to look for a rental. This way, you will have everything prepared and waste no time getting approved for the rental you choose.

Here are the most important documents you need to have organized:

  • Your ID
  • Proof of address
  • Bank statements from the past three months
  • Character reference from your current landlord
  • Character reference from your employer

You will also have to pass the Right to Rent check.

Get Organized When Property Searching

Your next step as you start your property hunt is to use all the tools that can simplify your search. One of the main tools our estate agents in Newham recommend you use is email alerts.

Online property search sites like Rightmove and Zoopla have plenty of filters to help you narrow down your search. Select the types of properties that match your budget and needs and choose to receive email alerts whenever a property that matches your specific needs becomes available.

This way, you can quickly contact the landlord or the estate agent representing them, arrange a viewing, and close the deal. Remember, in this market, acting quickly is one of the best ways to stay ahead of the competition.

As you continue your property search and start arranging viewings, our estate agents in Newham also recommend you use a spreadsheet to keep track of the different properties. Organise them by relevance or by date and save the links to the ad and the contact details of the landlord or estate agent.

Enlist the Help of an Experienced Local Estate Agent

Online property searches come in handy if you want to see what your budget can get you, what properties are available, and narrow down your options.

However, choosing an experienced local estate agent can get you much further and closer to finding your ideal property. Local estate agents are well-versed in navigating the local market, have access to exclusive listings, and can support you throughout the negotiation process.

Having an estate agent handle the search for you also means that you can have access to and arrange viewings for properties that match your criteria faster. This will help you save time and money in the long run.

Make a Good First Impression

The current market is allowing landlords to pick and choose between potential tenants. With so much demand, landlords are no longer tempted to only accept the highest bidder but also the one that seems most reliable.

For this reason, according to our estate agents in Newham, you should always try to make a good first impression.

You can do this by:

  • being on time whenever you arrange property viewings
  • being open in your communication with the landlord or their estate agent
  • being available to provide additional information and answer questions

Good communication is often the key to closing a deal for a rental and our estate agents in Newham recommend you consider this above all else.

Finding the right property to rent can be easier and less stressful when you have a professional by your side. If you want to know how our estate agents in Newham can help you find the right property at the right price, contact us today at 0207 055 0441.

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