10 Tips For Tenants When Renting Property

Published / Last Updated on 11/12/2019

Tenants Guide to Renting - 10 things to look out for when renting

  1. Formal tenancy agreement with full terms and listed inventory
  2. Your credit score
  3. ID proof that you can live in UK
  4. Previous landlord references
  5. Deposit into official Deposit Protection scheme
  6. Get Gas, Elect and Fire safety certs
  7. Check EPC – must be F and above – insulation? Energy efficient lighting, heating etc
  8. General standard of accommodation – damp? – does it look like landlord looks after property Is Landlord a member of any Landlord groups or associations e.g. Landlords Association or here in Cornwall - Cornwall Responsible Landlord Scheme
  9. Fire blanket and small extinguisher, fire exits
  10. Video/photograph conditions of property when move in and meter readings when landlord is present

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