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How to find the perfect home to rent

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Published: 01/03/2017   Last Updated: 01/03/2017  
Tags: How To Find The Perfect Home To Rent

There is much to be said for renting a home even if many of us look for the security of ownership but as more and more people turn to renting a home, even if it is just for certain periods of time in life,  it makes sense to take charge of the situation and enjoy what is on offer. Before you start house hunting make sure you do a bit of preparation so you search SMART for your new home. With a bit of forward planning you can find yourself living in the ideal rental home for you with our support in no time at all.

Before you start check your budget and decide what your rental bracket is so you are realistic about what you should look at and this helps avoid disappointment. Then brainstorm the features you are ideally looking for, ask yourself if they are essentials or "nice-to-haves".  Are you looking for modern or older home do you want a patio or a proper garden? How many bathrooms do you need and are there showers or baths in them? The open fire or the wood burner can seem attractive but do you really want the hassle? If you're a foodie, you are going to want a gas stove in the kitchen?

Of course school catchment areas are vital as are other local amenities. If like so many people you need to be setting up a home office you will need to make sure you have enough room.  Don’t forget to check out the parking restrictions especially if there is only on street parking. At the end of the list it can be good to consider your compromises, as it can help to make the final decision.

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