Bear in mind that not all short stays are fully furnished and costs quoted do not always include account initial deposits, moving cost, electricity, telephone and gas charges.
Does the location you have in mind meet your needs for transport convenience, proximity to your office/school, leisure facilities, shopping/banking amenities, safety?
How many bedrooms do you need? Do you require a large kitchen for cooking, or study/playroom for your children?
Determine the duration of your stay. Short-term properties can usually be rented for a period of one month to a year, although shorter leases are negotiable on a case-by-case basis.
Do you need a fully furnished or partially furnished home? If you intend to ship over your furniture from your existing home, you may prefer an unfurnished one.
Our short stay properties are fully managed by us, ensuring a high level of service, consistently. We also take care of regular property checks, cleaning and maintenance.
Create a shortlist of suitable properties
Take your time during second viewings. Check to see if appliances are in working condition. If the place is furnished, find out which furniture comes with the property as some or all of the furniture may belong to the current tenant.
Pay attention to surrounding areas
Have a quick walk around. Take note of the ambience, cleanliness and noise levels.
Make an offer
When you find a suitable property, discuss with your agent on making an offer. He/she will be able to give you his/her view on the prevailing market prices with regards to the property type, location and provided furnishings. The landlords will then accept, reject or give a counter-offer and negotiations will continue until a rent is agreed on.
The Tenancy Agreement
The Tenancy Agreement will set out the obligations between both parties for an agreed fixed term. This includes requiring the landlord to make sure that all utilities are properly installed and in working condition, whilst you (the tenant) will be responsible for ensuring that the property is well maintained.Once the agreement is signed, you will need to pay a security deposit, equivalent to one or two months' rental. This deposit is refundable at the end of the tenancy, provided there is no damage to the property. Any damage or breakage caused by you will be deducted from the security deposit when it is released.