Rightmove's guide to renting

Guiding you through the renting process

Renting Guide

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Welcome to Rightmove's renting guide. This guide is made up of nine sections so you can dip in and out of the most relevant for you. There are also handy one page downloads for you to choose from.

The advantages of renting

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The fewer monthly outgoings, the flexibility…the list goes on! Find out about the benefits of renting in today's current market.

How to find a place to rent

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Understanding your needs as a tenant is key to finding the best property that suits your lifestyle… Then find out where and how to find your perfect rental property.

Renting privately or through an estate agent

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Renting a property can be a risky business. Keep it simple and learn how to handle your agent to find out all the important information you need.

What to look for on viewings

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Use your property viewings to ask the right questions. Read our expert advice on making the most of this opportunity.

How to beat the crowd - things you can do to put yourself at the front of the queue

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Good places go fast, so read our tips for getting ahead of the rest and securing the best property.

Budgeting and finances

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Understand what costs are included in your rental payments and which ones you might need to budget for.

Understanding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant

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Even before you start searching for a property to rent, it's important to understand the legal aspects of being a tenant.

Things to do before moving in and out

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Moving is always a stressful time, but being organised is the trick to minimising your stress levels and making your new home feel like home in no time.

Also, find out more about renting in Scotland.

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