If it’s your first time looking at student houses, you might be overwhelmed with choices. Even if you’ve rented before, it’s easy to get swept up in the details and forget the important questions.
You’re letting agent will be eager to show you all the positive aspects of the house, but it’s important to be aware of the drawbacks before you make a final decision. Here are the most important questions to ask when you’re at a house viewing.
Ask your letting agent questions, and if you get the chance, ask the tenants questions, too.
House Viewing Questions to ask:
Do you have an inventory list?
If you’re viewing a property, most likely someone is living there currently. That means that some items and appliances — things like toasters, microwaves, and vacuum cleaners – might belong to the current tenants and don’t come with the house. If these things are not included, it’s good to know, since those items will incur additional costs to buy for yourself.
Are bills included?
It’s important to know if bills are included in the rent you’re paying. If they’re not, ask how much they are. These are the key pieces of information you’ll need when budgeting. At your house viewing, ask if there are agency fees, as well. There’s nothing worse than having to pay more than you expected.