Tenants – Check before You Rent

Thinking of renting accommodation?
Then use Homestamp’s ‘Check Before You Rent’ App. CBYR_2

The definitive checklist for everything to out look for when renting property. Designed by housing experts for you.

Renting a home in the private sector can have many hazards and pitfalls. Sometimes, making a few basic checks before you move into a property can save you from problems later on in a tenancy. Before you sign an agreement, you should be making sure that the home you are looking at is safe, secure and the right one for you.

Check Before You Rent has three sections:

•     What you need to know before viewing the property

•     What to look out for when viewing the property

•     What you should check before you sign any contracts for the property.

Questions have been devised by private sector renting housing experts and cover all the legal aspects and requirements that you need to consider when viewing a property.

Complete the questionnaire for an individual property and the App will automatically highlight any missing information that you should consider getting answers to.

Please note that this is a guide – and highlights valuable information for you to check prior to making a decision to rent a property.

When you use the checklists, you may consider that the property has highlighted so many warnings, that you feel that it should be reported it to the local authority. You have an option to report the property if you see fit, and by doing so agree to the information you provide from the checklist being used by the local authority. The local authority will take the information and assess through their local protocols, and if the issues raised pose a substantial risk may contact you for further information.

If you want further information on renting property you can view Homestamp’s full guide to renting property – Read This First, which has a downloadable version of Check Before You Rent.

Our app is now available on Google Play.™

Homestamp’s Check Before You Rent for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Visit Apple’s App store and search for Check Before You Rent.

*App refers to legal requirements on rented properties across England and Wales. Check Before You Rent is a joint partnership project between the members of the Homestamp Consortium in association with WMBUS.