Preparing to rent

Introduction to renting

Moving home isn’t an easy task but being prepared can help to make the process smoother. Here we provide an introduction into what renting is and availability patterns you might come across.

The advantages of renting

Renting provides a level of flexibility that makes it a hugely attractive option for many people.

Tenancy jargon buster

Fed up seeing terms on tenancy agreements or in property listings that you just don’t understand? Our jargon buster is just what you need.

Knowing what you can afford

Budgeting and knowing what you can afford before you start looking is a worthwhile exercise. In this section, we look at the costs of renting to help you plan accordingly.

Preparing for reference checks

Though reference checking doesn’t happen until you’ve found a property, being prepared for them can go a long way and shows you’re serious.

Emily Evans