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A step by step guide to renting Leicester properties

If you're searching for Leicester properties for the first time you'll find there are a number things to consider. To help you make informed choices and find suitable accommodation we've put together this handy Step by Step Guide.

A step by step guide to renting Leicester properties

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Step 1

Choosing the area you would like to live in

Do your research and figure out the specific areas you would like to live in. Make a list of the things that are really important to you; like transport links, distance from your place of work, local schools and nurseries, access to shops and use these to focus your search.

Alternatively, contact First 4 Lettings today to discuss your requirements.

Step 2

Work out your requirements

There are some points to consider to help with your search:

What is your monthly rental budget?

It is important to remember that council tax, utility bills, TV and internet are generally not included in your rent.

How many bedrooms do you require?

More bedrooms usually means more rent so working out the minimum number of bedrooms that you need will help you get more value for your money.

When would you like to move in?

It is important to decide on the earliest and the latest date that you can move in to a property. This will make sure you only view properties that are suitable.

Step 3

Searching for properties

Here at First 4 Lettings we aim to make your search for properties in Leicester as quick and easy as possible, having designed our website to make it easy for you to find your home sweet home. We have a wide range of houses and flats available to view online - so with just a click of a button you can narrow down your search to find the properties that meet your location, bedroom and budget requirements.

You can even save the property in your shortlist, which you can come back to and view at a later time and with our Social Circle you can also share your 'finds' quickly and easily with your prospective housemates.

If you still can't decide contact us & we'll help you find just what you are looking for.

Step 4

Viewing properties

Once you've shortlisted which properties you're interested in you can book a viewing either online or via the telephone.

If viewing multiple Leicester properties we recommend taking notes so that you have a record of the pros and cons for each property and will be better served when evaluating your choices later on.

On the day of your viewing we will send you an SMS to confirm the viewings and a member of our team will accompany you to each property. All of our team members are friendly and approachable, and will have plenty of background info about each property and the local areas - ensuring all your questions are answered.

Our top tips for viewings:

We always ensure all our accommodation meets a high standard, however there are additional factors that you may wish to consider when viewing properties, including:

  • what furniture will be there when you move in;
  • are there any maintenance issues that need to be resolved prior to moving in;
  • what are the local amenities like;
  • can you get super-fast broadband with Virgin Media
  • how much are the utility bills (ask the existing tenants or have a look at the properties Energy Performance Certificate).

Step 5

Reserving your property

Once you've found the perfect property you can secure it by paying a reservation deposit and completing the necessary paperwork.

Please see how to apply for further information.

Step 6

Dotting the I's and crossing the T's

After reserving the property we will organise the following:

  • Obtain references from the referees that you have provided
  • Arrange an appointment to sign the Tenancy Agreement
  • Collect payment of your deposit and first rental
Please see how to apply for further information.

Step 7

Moving In

Once all the formalities are out the way we will arrange an appointment for you to collect your key, on the move in day.

You can then just sit back and enjoy your new home!

We hope you've found this guide useful, and should you need any further help please feel free to contact us.

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