Finding a home to rent – Top things to consider

“I’m moving into a shared house with friends for the first time in the New Year. What should I look out for when I move in?”

Renting a house with friends is usually an exciting time. Most landlords are reasonable people who look after their properties and tenants well, but it’s always a good idea to know your rights.


We’ve a checklist of things to do when you are looking to rent, including:


  • Deciding whether to rent from a landlord or letting agent
  • Searching for a property
  • If you get Housing Benefit or Universal Credit
  • Questions to ask your landlord or letting agent
  • Check the Energy Performance Certificate
  • What checks will be made
  • If you want to rent in a shared house
Discover more at our national site.


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