10 Important Points to Remember

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1. DECIDE ON YOUR BUDGET  

consider deposit, advanced rent, possible bills, moving cost, agency fees

 

2. KNOW YOUR NEEDS

write down a list of priorities such as short travel to/from work, own bathroom, close to shops, station, storage …

 

 

3. BE SAFE

take someone with you on viewings or at least let someone know where you’re going

 

 

4. ALWAYS REQUESTS RECEIPTS 

Receipts or proof of payments can be a handwritten note with the transaction details: names, addresses, date, amount and signatures

 

 

5. PROTECT YOUR DATA

       Do not give your personal/bank details over the phone or in an email

Do not hand in any of your personal original documents for anyone to keep

 

 

6. PERSON TO PERSON

       Sign and exchange contract, keys and pay deposit in person

 

 

7. CHECK INVENTORY

if you can, take pictures of any furnature, damages discovered prior to moving in

 

 

8. KEEP A COPY

       keep a copy of every document, request, receipt do not forget to read the small print

 

 

9. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS 

do not sign for or do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable

ask questions now rather than regret it later

 

 

10. READ THE SMALL PRINT

Take your time to read through the contract, read everything thouroughly especially the small print.

 

 

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