5 Last Minute Questions to Ask when Viewing a Rental Property
If you think you already have got the fundamental questions to ask when viewing a rental property ready, or you are in the last stages of finalising your rental agreement here are some last minute questions that you may not have thought about before.
Where's the main stopcock (to shut off the water)? You shouldn’t need to shut off the water regularly in your rental property, but it is a very important piece of information to know if you get a leak, or repairs are being carried out on your property. This can help prevent water damage, and save you getting a very expensive water bill whilst you are waiting for a water leak to be fixed.
Where are the gas and electricity meters? Knowing where the gas and electricity meters are can save you from a panicked rush to find them when it’s time to report your meter readings. Simply asking the letting agent or landlord where they are before you move in can save you a lot of time and trouble after you’ve moved in.
What day are the bins collected? There’s no worse feeling than missing a bin day and having to wait another one to two weeks to get rid of your rubbish. Get ahead of the game by asking or checking online which day the bin collection is.
Do you have any instruction manuals or warranties on electrical items? Instruction manuals and warranties on electrical items can save you a lot of time, and possibly money replacing items when and if they fail. Finding out whether your rental property has manuals and warranties may not be something you need the day you move in, but you will be glad to know where they are and how to access them if the time comes.
Which company currently supplies the energy, broadband and home phone? Finding out who is currently supplying the property with energy, broadband, and the home phone contracts can help with getting your bills set up for when you move in. It can help you work out whether you want to remain with the properties current providers or look for a deal elsewhere, which could save you some money too.
Our 5 Questions To Ask When Viewing A Rental Property is designed to help guide you through the process and remove some of the stress when you’re close to completing a deal, and moving into your new home. But if you are still uncertain about whether renting a property is right for you, don’t hesitate to seek advice and guidance from your local estate agents.
If you have any questions, or want more advice on renting a property, call one of our experts today and learn more questions to ask when viewing a rental property or other property, now. Contact your local Estate Agent office here.