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What to Consider when Searching for a Rental Property

Rent   |   May 28, 2024   |   Wright & Co Estate Agents


Searching for a rented property for you to call home means there are several factors that you need to consider making sure it is the ideal fit for both your needs, requirements, and lifestyle. Deciding on what is important to you is vital as it gives you a great foundation to work from. This can include location, the specifics of the actual property and the type of property, number of bedrooms and if living in a house with aesthetic features is something that is important to you. 

You should consider your finances and what is a realistic rental for you to pay; and consider your gut feeling; does it feel like home? Searching for your new home comes with a wealth of emotions ranging from real excitement and adrenaline of what the journey will find; what your new home will look like; getting the keys and building and creating a new home; to the uncertainty of the unknown; the potential packing up of your existing property, leaving behind memories made where you are currently living and the idea of starting again to build your new home. Yes there will be nerves and anticipation of what lies ahead but this is coupled with excitement for the future. 

At Wright & Co; we have an experienced and knowledgeable team who will work and be with you every step of the process. We will always put you first and answer any questions you have; providing you with support and expertise to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish; that will end in a new rental home for you. Within this post we learn about three areas to consider when searching for your new rental home and why Wright & Co are your ideal partners to help you every step of the way. 


Location is up there as one of the most important areas to consider when moving house. Exploring the local amenities; are there shops nearby, parks, school, how far is it from your place of work or education and what are the transport links like are all areas that you need to explore and consider. Some may be more important to you than others which is of course ok but deciding on which are the most important will help you with your search. Additionally, consider factors like neighbourhood safety, noise levels, and future development plans in the area to ensure you find the perfect location for your needs.

House Requirements

Having an idea of what specifics your new home must have and what are the nice things to have is a great idea before you start searching. This could include the size of the property; the functionality and layout of the rooms eg living, dining, office, or playroom. What will the rooms be used for? The number of bedrooms that you require is a crucial one as well as this will rule out some properties. Having a think about outside space and if this is something that is important to you; a necessity or not is also key. 

Making sure that the property meets your spatial and functional requirements; as well as aligns with how you envisaged your home to look is vital. Can you picture your furniture in it, and can you see yourself living there? One thing not to forget is making sure you enquire about heating, water, council tax bands and internet providers. These are key elements that will affect your day to day living in the house and so enquiring about them at the beginning is a great tip. 


Making sure you are not stretching yourself and that you can afford your new home is a huge consideration to be aware of. Calculating the total cost of renting and everything that comes with that is a great way to ensure that you are working to your means and that you won’t have any little surprises that you didn’t think of along the way. This includes the rental cost of course but also all utilities; gas, electric, water, internet to name just a few, and any additional fees or deposits there may be. Maintaining a balance between affordability and quality will ensure that you secure a property that meets your budget without compromising on essential amenities. Also, consider your gut feeling. Trust your instincts when looking at properties; does it feel right and can you imagine yourself living there. Your gut is a great indicator and will help you find the right home for you. 

Looking for Get Started?

Feel free to contact us; we’re keen to understand your unique selling requirements and to lead you through our established process for selling properties in Sawbridgeworth. Whether you prefer a phone conversation or an email exchange, we’re committed to ensuring a smooth experience for you. Reach out to us at 01279 600400 or email us at We’re eager to help you achieve a successful sale for your property.


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