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Tips on looking for an apartment

Before you send your landlord your notice make sure that you’re moving to somewhere that ticks all the boxes. If you’re new to house hunting, we take you through some of the tops tips for looking for apartments.

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The contract you’re asked to sign for your new place is far more important than you might think. The flat’s great transport links, spacious rooms and plentiful parking won’t be any use to you if you find yourself living under a noisy neighbour. For this reason, read the small print carefully and make sure you have a break clause in your contract.

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The old maxim with housing is that the three most important things to consider are “location, location, location”. Make sure that you’re not far from the amenities you hold dear and perhaps look a little to the future if you’re planning on having children or if you’re thinking of moving jobs.

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The old maxim with housing is that the three most important things to consider are “location, location, location”. Make sure that you’re not far from the amenities you hold dear and perhaps look a little to the future if you’re planning on having children or if you’re thinking of moving jobs.

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Parking problems can cause rows with neighbours so it pays to be aware of the parking situation before you accept the rental agreement.

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Money isn’t everything but you should be careful not to stretch yourself too thinly. If you’re signing a long term rental agreement or if you’re taking out a mortgage, make sure you’ll have some money left to spend on something other than accommodation.

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Knowing your neighbours is an important thing. When you’re house hunting, you can stop residents walking by and ask them a few questions about the area. You can also have a general look around and see if the demographic suits you. You want to fit in after all.

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Knowing your neighbours is an important thing. When you’re house hunting, you can stop residents walking by and ask them a few questions about the area. You can also have a general look around and see if the demographic suits you. You want to fit in after all.

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The utilities are great time saving tools but they can also be a nightmare if they go wrong. You can also fall into the trap of assuming the whitegoods you see on your tour of the apartment are staying when you move in. They might be the current resident’s personal machines so ask the landlord.

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You might be surprised to learn that a lot of people only visit a property once before taking the plunge and agreeing to move in. Make sure that you visit it at least twice and stay as long as you need. Don’t let the estate agent push you out of the door if you still need time to look around.

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You might be surprised to learn that a lot of people only visit a property once before taking the plunge and agreeing to move in. Make sure that you visit it at least twice and stay as long as you need. Don’t let the estate agent push you out of the door if you still need time to look around.

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