House Rentals GlasgowAugust 27, 2015 5:15 pm
When you are first looking at house rentals in Glasgow, there seems to be a lot of options and it can seem a bit baffling. After all, agreeing to rent a property is a big decision and you want to be confident in your choice. But there are some top tips to help you with your decision and allow you to sign that contract in confidence.
For starters, while looking at the house and the rent is the most important decision, also look at the surrounding area. What are the transport links like to get to the centre of the city? If you have kids, where are the schools and what are their standards like? Crime rates, nightlife or other facilities can all play an important role in the decision.
As well as the monthly rent, don’t forget to budget for other costs. Utility bills are a big factor these days as well as food then there are the unmissable luxury items such as digital TV. You may need to purchase furniture for the property if it comes unfurnished and you don’t already have the essentials.
Using the services of a letting agent can be a worthwhile proposition. Often letting agents can be seen as all for the landlord but this isn’t the complete picture – some pride themselves on serving both parties equally. Finding the right tenant for the landlord as well as the right property for the tenant. This can help take some of the randomness out of the decision and let you use the experience and knowledge of an expert in making your big decision.