Tips and tricks for a better rental journey

Renting a property can be exciting and challenging – whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned tenant. But, at Kaytons, our lettings team have pulled together their best renting tips and tricks for a better journey with the aim of making your experience even more valuable. Plus, don’t forget if you have any questions, or want some help finding your next property, we’re only a message away. 

Understand your budget

Before you start looking for your rental property, it’s important to set out a clear budget that considers rent, bills and any other monthly costs such as travelling to work or petrol money. Once you know how much you have to spend on your monthly rent, you can then begin the search for a property that meets your needs and budget. 

Start early

The rental market is in demand which is why it pays to start your property search well in advance. Not only will this give you enough time to find the perfect place but you’ll be able to take your time when it comes to making those all-important decisions. Plus, without rushing, you’re more likely to enjoy the search and can be confident you’re getting it right. 

Focus on communication

At all stages of the rental process, communication is key – with your landlord and letting agent. Don’t be afraid to communicate your needs, expectations and any concerns you may have. And remember, if you are having any issues, talk to our team and we’ll help. Being communicative is a great way to build a positive relationship with everyone involved in the process and can help to make your experience more enjoyable too. 

Inspect the property

Before you sign any paperwork, be sure to inspect the property thoroughly. Any damage should be documented and issues communicated with either your landlord or letting agent. This can reduce the risk of any misunderstandings later down the line. Throughout your tenancy, you may also want to regularly inspect the property yourself to ensure it’s up to standards. Notifying your landlord or letting agent of any maintenance issues early on will prevent any further damage from occurring.

Be aware of your rights and responsibilities 

Taking time to understand the lease agreement including any maintenance responsibilities can help you to navigate any potential issues. Small DIY jobs such as changing a light bulb may be easier and more convenient for you to fix rather than involving your landlord but, of course, if you have any concerns, contact your letting agent beforehand. Another way to ensure a seamless experience is to adhere to your lease agreement as much as possible – and that includes any clauses about pets, late payments or noise after a certain time. 

Whether you’re looking for a new property or perhaps have a question about our renting tips, our dedicated lettings team would be delighted to help. Pop into our Chapel Street office today, call us on 0161 672 1144 or email us at

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