Searching for and viewing properties
The more you know about what you want, the easier your search will be. Checking out the surroundings can give you a real time feel for a neighbourhood, as well as actual distances to transport links and other local amenities. For a head start, have a look at our London area guides. Once you know what you are looking for, you can register your details with a letting agent, either by contacting your local branch, or you may choose to conduct your search via letting agent websites or property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket.
KFH’s property search tool will help you find properties to rent in your chosen area, allowing you to select the property type, number of bedrooms, type of let and whether the property is fully furnished or part furnished.
Talk to your letting agent to arrange viewings. Make sure your finances and credit, employment, previous landlord references and right to rent documents are in order when you reach the viewing stage, so you do not miss out when you find the right property.
The letting agent will accompany you to viewings; and be able to provide advice and answer any questions you may have. If you are moving in with other people, attending the first viewings together will speed the process up and ensure that you are all committed.