At HSB Homes we believe in matching the right tenant with the right property.
Step 1: Decide on the basics
The more you know about what you want, the easier your search will be. Before you even start looking, make a list of what's important to you. Consider whether you want a house or flat and which areas appeal to you.
Of course, you'll sometimes have to trade off one good thing against another. It's a good idea to divide your wish list into "essential" and "nice to have", to make these decisions easier.
Probably the most important question. Do you want to live near your work? Is there a good school in the area & how long is the school run? In a village, somewhere rural or somewhere in a town centre? Take some time at a weekend to drive around and get a feel for the areas you're considering. We have houses and flats across the Peterborough area and in the surrounding areas so it can be helpful to make a list of postcodes or even streets that you'd consider to narrow down your search.
Size and type
A few things to consider: •House or flat in? •How many bedrooms? Do you need a spare room? •What outside space do you want? •Garage?
Step 2: Start looking
Once you know what you're after, it's time to start looking. Bear in mind that most landlords are looking for tenants who can move in within 4-6 weeks. If you won't be ready to move by then, it might be worth waiting.
Call or register your details with us and we can keep you updated. Bear in mind that if we don't have your details you won't be the first to hear about new properties.
Step 3: Look around the places you like
Once you've found a property that you like the look of, we can make a viewing appointment so you can get a real feel for the place.
Step 4: Agree to rent
In addition to paying rent for the property, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments:
Before the tenancy starts:
Holding deposit: £100
Deposit: 5 weeks rent
During the tenancy:
Payments to other third parties: such as Council tax, utilities or payments for communication services;
Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with an early termination of tenancy.
Any reasonable costs involved in the instance of lost/damage keys and/or locks.
HSB Homes Ltd is a member of Propertymark, which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme. Step 5. Move in and enjoy your new home!
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