If you’re a young professional renting in Leeds, the chances are you’re excited to find your perfect place. And so you should be! This is a great city to live in. We should know, we’ve been here for 40 years! But whether it’s your first time renting in Leeds or you just need a change, here’s some advice for young professionals renting in Leeds. We’re here to make your life as easy as possible!
Think About The Location
Location, location, location. It’s an important aspect of renting a property. Think about where you want to be located – will you be in the city centre or in the suburbs? How far away from work do you want to be? Do you want to rent in a mini-community like Leeds Dock or Granary Wharf or are you happy to be in the centre of town with the shops directly on your doorstep? Do you want to be in the north of town or in the south of Leeds nearer the motorways? There are a lot of things to think about location wise but speak to your letting agent and they’ll be able to give you all the advice you need.
Make Sure You Leave Enough For Bills
It’s sensible to have a budget when renting in Leeds. Think about how much you can realistically afford for rent and then budget for your bills as well. Your bills can vary so it’s worth seeing if you can speak to other people that are already living in Leeds. Just ensure that you think about this when looking at flats. There’s no point going a flat that’s £800pcm if you won’t have any money left for food and electric!
Read Your Contract
We know it’s boring but make sure you read your contract when you’re renting in Leeds. It includes important information about who’s responsible for what and also details about whether you’re allowed pets in the property. This is your chance to query anything you’re not sure on or ask to be changed before you’ve moved in.
What Do You Want?
When you’re a young professional renting in Leeds, it’s easy to jump for the first great property you see. But, think about what you want. Do you need parking? Do you want an outdoor space for those sunny summer mornings? Do you want to be in a quieter part of town? Make a list of what you want from your new place and figure out what’s negotiable and what’s not. If you can’t live without a balcony, then that cancels a lot of flats out already!
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This post was written by Emma Hart