If you’re looking to rent a room or a property, it can difficult to know where to start your search. To help those who are looking to rent, rather than buy, we’ve compiled some of the best places to look for rental properties.
Gumtree is one of the best places to go online to buy second hand goods, sell, and give things away, and is also great for looking for rental properties and spare rooms. You can search for offered properties or add a wanted listing to the site so that landlords and tenants can find you.
Gumtree usually has ads listed by private landlords or tenants in existing houseshares, meaning that those home hunting on the site are likely to avoid extra costs such as agency and administration fees.
Most listings on Spareroom advertise just that, a spare room in a family home or houseshare. Users can sign up for a free service, or pay a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly fee to gain access to Early Bird listings that allow you first access to new properties and rooms added to the site. Much like with Gumtree, you’ll find adverts from agencies, landlords, and flatmates who are looking for a tenant.
You can also organise your search to only include furnished properties, Monday to Friday lets, and contracts that are inclusive of bills, which can help make your house hunt much easier.
Zoopla is essentially an online version of an estate agent, and can be used to find properties to buy and rent. They also allow users to find estimates of the current values of a property and find out sold prices for properties as far back as 1995. The site also allows you to search for local lettings agents, so if you fail to find something online, you can simply search for your local agent and contact them for help with your search.
Your Local Estate Agent
If the thought of spending your evenings trawling through adverts online doesn’t take you fancy, then you can always search for properties and houseshares through your local estate agents. Local estate agents are likely to have a superior knowledge of the area you’re looking to move into and will be able to let you know of any properties on the market that meet your requirements.
Renting through an estate agent can also protect your from issues with your rental property or landlord, especially if the agency manages the property on the landlord's behalf.
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