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What to look for in a rental property

What to look for in a rental property

A checklist to help you determine your rental wish list

So you don’t waste your time looking at rental properties that don’t meet your needs, here is a simple checklist of practical things to consider to help you determine your rental wish list.

Location & Features of the Property

This, along with budget is one of the most important decisions you need to make.  It is worth spending time ranking the following features as Essential, Preferable or Handy.

Location

  • Close to work
  • Close to schools
  • Close to park
  • Close to shops
  • Close to amenities eg hospital
  • Close to sports grounds
  • Close to transport
  • Close to family and friend
  • Close to leisure activities

Internal Features

  • Number of bedrooms
  • Separate dining room
  • Separate children’s rumpus room
  • Open plan layout
  • Number of bathrooms
  • Modern kitchen
  • Built in wardrobe
  • Additional storage

External Features

  • Garden
  • Garage or off street parking
  • Outdoor area
  • Security
  • Low maintenance
  • Fully renovated /landscaped
  • Access to property

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