I am no stranger to a rented property. I’ve lived in a total of 5 rented houses and I’m about to move into my 6th. I’d say that I’m pretty clued up on what to look for and what to consider when renting somewhere new and I often share my knowledge with my friends. So, why not share it with my blog? Of course, there’s so much to think about but for me these are the 10 things to consider before renting a property – without fail. If you think about all of the below, you don’t have much left to worry about.
Renting is underrated. We live in a time where buying a house is obsessed over and focused heavily on (even I’m guilty of that!), but there’s no shame in renting. You get to live your life where you want, independantly or with a friend/partner and have the flexibility to move towns/cities/countries as you’re not tied down to more than a 12 month contract. I see renting as the trial period to buying a house, you get to live the ‘having a house’ life and learn how to pay for the bills etc, before jumping into a life long commitment of a mortgage.
In no particular order (x-factor style), here are the 10 things to consider before renting a property:
Council Tax £130
TV license £14
Home insurance £20
Of course, bills are subject to usage/your provider, council tax depends on town/area and rent, well, that can be either reasonable or ridiculous. It’s always nice to have a rough idea of what you’ll have to fork out every month.
Read my personal catch up where I announced I was moving in with my boyfriend, here.