Alistair Woodgate of leading St Albans and Watford based chartered surveyors, Rumball Sedgwick, offer a few pointers to would-be renters.

Are you thinking about renting this year? If so you’ll be joining a growing sector of the population.

Nearly 40% of households are now renting rather than owning their property. The trend towards renting, acknowledged in a previous Housing White Paper, is predicted to continue, particularly in areas such as ours where property prices remain out of the reach of many.

When searching for your ideal home bear in mind that the rental market locally is fast-moving and new instructions can be snapped up in a matter of hours. So, register with letting agents and set up email alerts for properties coming to the market.

If you are looking to rent and want to know what to bear in mind go to our website to read the full article.

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