Just like a landlord will want to reference their prospective new tenant, it is only sensible you as a tenant look into the property, landlord and/or agency you are considering working alongside. Of course, you don’t want to come across the wrong way, but questions you might want to consider asking, and why, could include;
Will the property be managed once I move in by the agency or the landlord directly?
Knowing who to pay your rent to and report repairs to are important considerations.
What costs are involved if I take a property through you, over and above the rent?
As well as rent, you will need to pay a deposit (which will vary from agency to agency) and potentially an “admin fee” or similar to the landlord or agency to cover the cost of referencing and paperwork associated with your move-in. Do not be afraid to ask what other charges there may be as every company will work differently. Some will charge you for check-ins, check-outs, inventories, inspections, etc. We are proud to say we charge none of these, and once you are in the property, that’s it, other than bills. Please note, 99% of properties let through an estate agency will NOT include bills, you are responsible for these yourself.