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Property Viewing Checklist

Currently on the hunt for next year's accommodation? Have a read of our checklist of what to look out for on your property viewings!

Click here to download your own copy or have a read below.


#1 Check for signs of damp on walls, ceilings, around windows and behind furniture such as wardrobes


#2 Look out for pests e.g. mice, slugs, & fruit flies - traps, slug trails, droppings, or sounds can be an indication of a problem


#3 Think about location - is it close enough to walk to Uni or if not is it close to public transport links?


#4 Safety & security - look for properties on well-lit roads with working fire alarms, safe electrical sockets, and secure locks on all doors & windows


#5 Look at appliances & white goods - clarify if they're supplied, if so check they are in good condition and sufficient to cater for everyone living in the property


#6 Test the water supply by opening taps, running showers and flushing toilets to check they work properly


#7 Ask about furnishings and fittings (e.g. sofas, wardrobes etc.) to clarify if they would be included if you moved in


#8 Think about insulation - Check for double glazed windows, secure doors, no drafty areas, and a good heating system


#9 Talk with current tenants as they can give an unbiased and realistic account of what it's like to live there


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