Eight stage guide to renting for tenants

At Hunters, we know the lettings market inside out and have put together Eight Stages to Renting, a series of downloads for tenants, giving you all of the information you need to rent a property, from finding and securing a new home all the way through to what to expect from a tenancy agreement.

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Stage 1: Finding a property

What do you need to consider when searching for a property and how much have you got to spend on rent? The first download in our guide gives you some useful hints and tips on deciding what’s important to you.

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Stage 2: Viewing and securing a property

The rental market moves so fast, it’s important to be able to act quickly if you’re to secure the right property for you. This guide will take you through everything you need to know to be prepared to make that offer.

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Stage 3: Credit and reference checks

You will be asked to give references to your landlord or agent to confirm your details before you’re able to move into your new property. Find out everything that these checks will cover.

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Stage 4: The Tenancy Agreement and deposit

So, you’ve passed your references and subject to the contract being signed you are moving in? The next stage in our guide tells you everything you need to know about the tenancy agreement and how the deposit works.

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Stage 5: Staying safe and protected in your rental property

What do you need to look out for to ensure that your new home is safe and meets the latest legal safety standards? And what about insurance? Download our guide to find out what you need to know.

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Stage 6: Moving in day

You’ve got the boxes packed, the van is booked and now it’s time to pick up the keys. This guide takes you through everything you need to have done before the keys can be handed over.

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Stage 7: Living in the property

Whether your property is managed by the agent or direct by the landlord you need to know what to do about paying your rent or about any problems that may occur. Read our guide to find out more.

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Stage 8: Moving out of the property

If you’ve decided to move out of the property, you need to know all about notice periods and importantly how to get your deposit back. The final stage in our guide tells you how to go about these things.

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