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House hunting checklist
 
Posted 30 / 09 / 14
 
 
 
Property Address:
Number of Rooms:
Number of Floors:
Landlord Contact Details:
Rent Per Week Per Tenant:

 

 
LOCATION OF PROPERTY Delete as Applicable
   
Is the property in an area convenient for your studies and social life?
YES/NO
Is the property within suitable walking distance of public transport and local ammenities?
YES/NO
Would you feel sufficiently safe walking around the area during the day and evening?
YES/NO
EXTERNAL FEATURES
Does the exterior of the property seem well-maintained? (No missing roof tiles, solid doors)
YES/NO
Are all walls in good condition with no crumbling walls or missing bricks?
YES/NO
INTERNAL FEATURES
Is there sufficient communal living space? (Includes the kitchen as well as the lounge)
YES/NO
Do bedroom sizes meet the household's expectations - are they all of a similar size?
YES/NO
Does the interior of the property seem well maintained? (No damp/mould, furniture in good condition, heating and hot water working)
YES/NO
Are there enough facilities for the number of tenants? (Cupboard space, fridges/freezers, bathrooms)
YES/NO
Is there sufficient heating throughout the property? Check the number of radiators - enquire about this on arrival.
YES/NO
SAFETY FEATURES
Does the landlord possess a current gas safety certificate that has been provided by a Safe Gas registered engineer within the past 12 months? You can check this on www.gassaferegister.co.uk
YES/NO
Does the property have working smoke alarms?
YES/NO
SECURITY FEATURES
Are there suitably strong locks on the front and back doors, and are the windows lockable?
YES/NO
Does each bedroom lock?
YES/NO
Is there a working burglar alarm? Is it easy to use?
YES/NO
YOUR LANDLORD
Is your landlord or letting agency part of the AFS/Unipol accreditation scheme, or an equivalent run or approved by your Univeristy or local council?
YES/NO
Do you have your landlord's full name, address and contact details?
YES/NO
Has the landlord provided details of which deposit scheme they will use to protect your money?
YES/NO
CONTRACT
Do you know how much the weekly rent is, and when payments are due?
YES/NO
Do you know if there are any additional extras included in the rent such as bills and broadband?
YES/NO
Have you got all plans for refurbishment/promised changes/dates of completion confirmed in writing?
YES/NO
QUESTIONS TO ASK THE CURRENT TENANTS
Do they like living in the property? Is it well located, and are there ammenities nearby?
YES/NO
Do they consider the landlord to be professional and get repairs done quickly?
YES/NO
Do they feel safe - have they witnessed or heard of any crimes nearby, and what are the neighours like?
YES/NO
 
 
 
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