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Viewing properties

Guiding students through the renting process

Viewing properties

Hand ticking checklist

You've found the perfect housemates and have decided where you want to live… now you just need to find the property!

Most letting agents will take you to view a few properties in one go, often with several other groups of students who are interested in the same property type; this can put pressure on you to make a decision. Be patient and try to see as many properties as you can to give yourself a fair idea of the accommodation available.

In order to make the viewing process as stress–free as possible, consider the following when arranging/going to viewings:

  • Can everyone you will be living with make the viewing appointments?
    Decisions are far easier when made as a group.
  • Have you remembered a camera?
    A camera is particularly useful when you are seeing several properties in one go and will help you remember which ones you liked and didn't like.
  • Have you remembered our Property Viewing Checklist?
    This is a helpful prompt for questions that you may otherwise forget to ask.
  • Have you remembered a notebook and pen?
    Use this to write down answers to any questions you have asked the letting agent, as well as any other notes that will be useful later on.

Remember: It's far easier to avoid a property that doesn't meet your requirements, than it is to live in a property that you are not happy with!

To avoid living in a property you're not all please with, try and ensure that you and your housemates can all make the viewings so you can make decisions as a group on the spot if necessary.