Property Viewing Checklist for tenants

Viewings provide tenants with an opportunity take a closer look at a property and decide if it is somewhere they would like to live.

We've created a handy viewing checklist, to make sure you get the most out of your property viewing.

Size

Think about whether the rooms big enough for your furniture. Measure your furniture before the viewing and take a tape measure with you so you can begin to map out whether your large items will fit in each room. Also, consider whether you will be stretching your budget for extra space you don't need.

Storage

Check each room for storage space. If there isn’t storage built into the bedrooms, factor in the size of wardrobes and drawers when looking at their shape and size.

Interior walls, floors and tiles

Check the walls for any cracks, including signs of any that have been freshly painted over. Look out for any stains on carpets or floorboards as these could be cleaned up before you move in.

Included appliances

Test any of the appliances remaining at the property to see if they are working.

Damp

Keep an eye (and nose) out for damp in every room, including storage areas.

Windows and doors

Do they open and close easily and are all the locks working? Check the condition of the window and door frames and what glazing the windows are as could affect your energy bills. The property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will give you a good indication of how energy efficient the property is.

Taps, showers, baths and toilets

Check that all the taps work (including the shower and bath) and observe the water pressure. Turn on a hot tap to test how long it takes for hot water to come through. Give the toilets a flush to make sure they're not faulty.

Lights and power sockets

Test all the lights and check the plugs. An easy way to do this is to bring along a phone charger and test charging your phone.

If you have any questions, or would like to find out about renting with us, please call us on 0191 243 1000 or visit our Percy Street office.

Walton Robinson
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