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Welcome to the Renters hub

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1. Getting ready to move

Finding a new pad is exciting, but there’s lots to do before you can move in.

We’ve put together some handy tips and guides to help you know what to expect when you’re renting and what to look for when you’re viewing properties. 

  • Work out what you can afford

  • Budget for survey, estate agent and mortgage fees

  • Negotiate a price for the house you want to be

  • Finalise your mortgage

  • Get a survey done

  • Exchange contracts

Our guides for a smoother move

Rental fees and security deposits

What to look for when viewing a property

Your moving day

Having a smooth moving day takes a lot of organisation. We’re here to make it easier for you.

Our step-by-step guides and checklists will help you plan ahead and get through the day as stress-free as possible.

  • Take a final meter reading for gas and electricity

  • Pack the essentials you'll need for the 1st day and night

  • Label your boxes with the room they're for

  • Take readings at your new home

  • Move your furniture into the house before your boxes

Our guides for a smoother move

How to have a smooth moving day

3. Settling into your home

Now you’ve moved in, it’s time to make your new place feel like home. 

So why not take a look at our handy guides and tools to help you settle in to your new home as quickly as possible?

  • Introduce yourself to your new neighbours

  • Find out what day your bins get collected

  • Change your details on the electoral roll

  • Set up your broadband

  • Update your car insurance, banks and other companies with your new address

Our guides for a smoother move

Decorating a rental property

Repairs in your rented home

Rental fees and deposits