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What to expect when you rent a property in Hertfordshire
Posted on: 17th February 2017, by : Cassie Hick Kerr

When you’re looking for a rental property in Hertfordshire, you may not consider what goes into the whole process. We’ve written a short, useful guide so you know what to expect when looking to rent a property.

The application process

Once you’ve submitted your interest in a rental property in Hertforshire, your letting agent will send you an information pack with a written tenancy agreement. This agreement will have information about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in the rental property. You should read this carefully and ensure you understand every part of it. If you have any questions, do speak to your letting agent.

Inventory check

Before you move into the property, you should have an inventory check with the landlord or a representative of the landlord. This is a list of fixings and items that are present in the property when you move in. When you are both satisfied with the inventory, you will both sign this paperwork. The inventory check will be an important document for when you move out.

Take meter readings

When you get the keys to your new rental property in Hertfordshire, it is worth taking a note of the meter readings. This will make sure that you are not paying for the previous tenant’s bills.

Documents you will receive

By law, your new landlord (or letting agent acting on behalf of the landlord) must provide you with specific documents. This includes:

  • Gas safety certificate
  • Paperwork about deposit
  • Energy performance certificate
  • Record of any electrical inspections
  • A copy of ‘How to Rent’ guide (this only applies to tenants in England)

Rental properties in Hertfordshire

A knowledgeable letting agent will be able to help you find your ideal rental property in Hertfordshire.

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