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My Advice For Anybody Renting A Property In 2018

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Although it will be a long time before our little ones are moving into their own places and getting their feet onto the property ladder, I can’t hide from the fact that time flies fast. I recently came across some research on the homelet.co.uk website which demonstrated how millennials are now making up a great deal of the rental market and tending to stray away from purchasing their own properties.

It got me thinking about the advice I might share with my children if they were at the age to be weighing up the pros and cons of renting over buying so I thought I’d pop it all down in a blog post. I thought it may be useful for any millennials searching for some renting guidance online and you never know, I may even be able to dig this blog post out when the time comes for Little Miss H and Little Mister H to rent their first places.

My Advice For Anybody Renting A Property In 2018

Pick a landlord that understands your needs

The thing about millennials is that they seem to fit around a pretty specific profile. Of course there are exceptions to the rule but in general, millennial renters seem to be looking for things like permission to keep pets, space to store bicycles, communication via text messages and online portals for things like rent payments and maintenance requests. It’s important to find a landlord that understands the requirements of modern renters to ensure everybody is kept happy.

Keep your landlord in the loop

Modern lives are extremely busy, especially for millennials who are busy balancing demanding working lives and social schedules. With so much going on it can be easy to forget to check in with your landlord but for the sake of a healthy tenant-landlord relationship, it’s essential to keep on top of communication. For example, if you spot a leak or any repair issues in the property, be sure to report it as soon as possible, or if you want to make any interior design changes to your home, make sure you check that it will be okay with the landlord first.

Run a thorough inventory before moving in

Another important thing to remember is to run an inventory once the keys have been handed over to you. This is essential for both tenant and landlord to stay on top of any damage or issues that may occur whilst you’re living in the property. Both parties keeping a copy of the inventory means that if/when you do move out, you will secure getting your deposit back.

Hope you’ve found these tips useful! If you have any of your own advice that you’d like to share, pop them in the comments below or share them on Twitter with the hashtag #MillennialRenting!

Hugs

Lucy

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