• Richard Dawson

6 Question you Should Ask your Landlord before Moving in

Updated: Jul 21

It is good to know what you are getting yourself into when moving into a rental property. Here are 6 questions you should always ask your landlord or property manager before moving in.



WHERE’S THE FUSE BOX?


In the event of a power or appliance failure, you’ll want to be able to reset your fuse box quickly to get the power back on. Be sure to ask your landlord where the fuse box is located and how it is operated if you are unsure.


WHERE'S UTILITY METERS?


You should ask your landlord or property manager where the utility meters are located, and which suppliers provide your utilities. If you’re paying for these yourself, you should be set up to receive letters about taking over contracts once you move in.


You may also install a smart meter at no extra cost, so long as you are responsible for paying the energy bills directly.


WHO DO I CALL IF I HAVE A PROBLEM?


Landlords and property managers will usually have a whole host of trusted contractors they use to carry out work in their property. It is best to get in contact with your landlord or property manager to get in touch with the right people.


Whilst you may be able to contact your landlord or property manager about issues directly in most cases, having the locksmith’s number handy will come in extremely useful (for both parties) if you find yourself locked out in the middle of the night.


WHO IS THE PHONE AND BROADBAND SUPPLIER?


Usually this is left to tenants to set up so they can choose their own supplier. However, the supplier is often dictated by the previous suppliers set and cabling. If your landlord or property manager has a supplier already, you should let them know before switching.


CAN I REDECORATE?


This is again subject to the tenancy agreement. Most landlords and letting agencies don’t allow permanent changes but are fine with you ‘making the property your own’. It’s always best to ask them before doing anything extensive to avoid any surprises.


WHERE IS GOOD TO GO OUT?


Just because you’re new to the area doesn’t mean you should miss out on the best places to visit. Your landlord will know the area better than most, so why not ask them for some recommendations.


STRESS FREE RENTALS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT


R.A.D Property Management provide a full range of property management solutions to make life easier for both tenants and landlords. We will be the first point of contact, providing hassle free, professional solutions to any problems your tenant may have throughout their time at your property.


What’s more, our in depth and expert knowledge of the industry and local area helps us keep you compliant and find the right tenants for you. Find out more about the services we offer email, Richard.Dawson@radmanagement.co.uk



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