To help you get started with house hunting season WhichPad will be releasing a series of house hunting tips for students to ensure to end up with the best house possible.
Speaking to previous tenants is a strategy often overlooked when hunting for houses due the fact the whole process is normally rushed. However if you stop and think for minute who else could provide the best unbiased insight into what the house is like? You can ask them about any of the key issues raised above, such as security and damp.
A really good insight can come from simply asking them: “So, what’s the best and worst thing about this house?” If the landlord’s not over your shoulder, they might make you aware of anything the landlord has missed our or is trying to cover up. If they seem pretty happy then that’s the best testimony you can get in knowing the house will be equally suitable for you.
To avoid causing friction with the landlord revisit the house you want one evening and talk to the current tenants to see if they are having a good experience of house hunting with that particular landlord agent. Another way to find out what previous tenants thought is to go onto the WhichPad website and read reviews on letting agents left by previous students.
All the best to everyone taking exams and Happy house hunting.