At Belgarum Estate Agents in Winchester we offer a wide variety of different homes to suit your needs, from studio apartments in the city to large country houses; when it comes to renting property, we can help!

Much the same as buying a property, a rental home has to work for you. You will need to list your requirements such as where you would like to live within Winchester or the surrounding areas. What kind of property you would like, how much space you require and other things such as parking. All of these details can be taken by Belgarum and we can then call, email or text you information when we have a property that matches your requirements. The following tips for renting property have been put together to help you in world of property renting:

Location

Choosing the location is essential to most people and especially in Winchester, as the city has lots of different advantages dependent on what you require. Where you decide to live you need to look primarily at the facilities. When with a family, schools for the children are important; alternatively considering the access to the motorway or getting to the train station could be high on your agenda. Everyone has different needs and therefore you have the prioritise what is most important to you. 

Budget

Essential before you start any search is to get an understanding of what you can afford. Your budget needs to take into consideration the various out-goings that are associated with renting a property. These costs include things such as Council Tax, utilities, and tenant fees. Fees payable to the letting agent are clearly displayed here. There are some set-up fees that are needed prior to moving into a property and also some that are due on check out.   

Viewing

Once you have determined the above you can start to book appointments to view properties. Our advice is to be quick off the mark; once we call you, send you an email or text details of properties; it is advisable to contact us as soon as possible to make an appointment. Upon viewing a property it is worthwhile to check what items are included with the property, what you are responsible for as a tenant and understand the bills associated with it.

Should you like to make an offer on a property then you can do so verbally or in writing. These offers are then presented to the landlord whom can make a decision as to accept or decline the offer. 

The legal bit....

As with any agreement, formal paperwork has to be drawn up and signed by both the landlord and the tenant. The fees associated with renting through an Estate Agent are displayed on the website and can be seen here.

You can search Belgarum's Lettings properties for Winchester and the surrounding villages here and if you have any questions about renting a property then please don't hesitate to contact us.