You’ve found a property you love online, you’ve booked a viewing and you can’t wait to see it, but what do you do once you’re in the property? We’ve created this list to help you make the right choice when viewing your potential new home, and how to make sure that this is the right property for you.
Look Around the Area
Arrive around 15 minutes before your allotted time and have a wander around your area. Is it quiet? Do you see yourself living around there? Take note of the nearest shops and amenities so that you know your way around if you’re offered the property! Or visit the property at night, this way you will be able to tell if there is a lot of noise in the area in the evening.
If you’re moving into an unfurnished flat, always remember to measure your largest furniture to make sure that it’s going to fit into this new space. You don’t want to be accepted for the flat to find out that your couch doesn’t fit! You don’t want to have to sell your furniture or be left with a couch that takes up most of your living room with no room for anything else!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Whether it is the letting agency doing the viewing, or the current tenant, ask as many questions as you need answered. Does it come with all the white goods? How are the neighbours? Are the landlords okay with hanging up pictures? Etc, etc. The Agent/Tenant will be happy to answer all of your questions and this will give you an idea of whether you want to send in an application or not.
See Past the Current Tenants Belongings
If the current tenant has a different taste than yourself, don’t take their belongings into your opinions of the flat itself. If the property is unfurnished, then most of the current furniture will be removed. You are looking at the space and quality of the property, and though you may find this difficult to see past, you shouldn’t let this obstruct your opinion of the property. This will be your home, and you can make it your own.
Be aware of the catchment areas in the new location. If you are a parent and your child is moving schools, are they near to the property? How accessible are the schools in regards to the property? The Glasgow City Council have a section on their website dedicated to finding what catchment area you fall under. You can find this website here – Glasgow City Council Website
We are constantly adding new available properties to our website, which you can find here – Victoria Letting – To Let
If you see anything that you would like to view, contact us on 0141 339 9292 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org