Moving into a new home is very exciting, liberating and somewhat stressful. There are a lot of things you will be considering when it comes to your new home and aside from the initial excitement of moving in you may be thinking of making decorative changes through the house. Obviously, any of these changes will need to be signed off by a landlord first but if you are looking for things to change, look to the carpets and flooring first and foremost. There’s a lot of factors that need to be considered when it comes to renting a house and they are not always easy to handle all in one go because renting is not an easy option. So, we’ve decided to put together a guide for you who are renting and not buying a home. Renting is a practical solution for those unable to come up with a deposit to buy a home but there is a lot of organisation required to rent.
The itinerary of your new rented property should be slowly gone over with a very find toothcomb and make sure you check the entire property for mould, damp and cracks. Get to know your estate agent to make sure you won’t be left in the lurch for repairs. When you choose to replace the flooring, search for carpet and upholstery cleaners in Torquay with excellent reputations and reviews from the locals.
Location is very important too as you need to find a rented property close to work, or school or even both! Making sure you have the right location and less of a commute time would be beneficial to you. Going with an estate agent instead of a private rental has its pros and cons especially financially. Estate agents incur administrative and referencing fees that aren’t usually incurred when getting a private rental. If you have children then being aware of the environment is very important. Not just the outside but the inside. Carpeted flooring while a pain to clean is soft and supple on kids’ feet and flooring like wood or stone in the kitchen is great when limited to one room as it gives it some character. Get in touch with companies involved in carpet cleaners in Torquay to be aware of the costs in your area.
Ultimately if you have to rent a property you need to be very aware of the pitfalls as well as the fact you now have the ability to make this house a home. Decorating generally needs your landlord’s permission but if given the go ahead you make the house as homely as you like and really put your stamp on things. You can do so much to a rented property and even though the money up front is still quite high, your home can be anything you want. The biggest pro? Your landlord is responsible for replacing broken kitchen appliances or repairs and you won’t have to come up with instant money you don’t have.