Tips to select the best rental property

If you are on the lookout for a new rental home and are planning to move to another city, you would first prefer to check the internet for rental properties and their prices. It is a very tricky business to select the appropriate flats for rent. As you would get numerous options but the one that suits you and is perfect for you would be a bit difficult to find.

Location  first

In case you are moving to a different city, the first deciding factor should be the location of your rental property. Use Google Maps to get a fair idea of how far your workplace or educational institution is from the locality. Ensure to pick the closest and do thorough research of how far are the other localities from the location you are finalizing on.


It is essential to set a budget for your rental property. When it comes to flats for rent, we tend to overspend. Ensure to strike through the ones that don’t fit your budget. You need to check if the budget doesn’t disrupt your savings. It is always better to have a clear idea in your mind about the type of flat you are looking for.

A home away from home

Are you buying a 1 BHK, 2 BHK, or a 3 BHK? As you will be moving out of your comfort zone to a new space, it is essential to find a rental property that gives you a homely feel. How do you wish to decorate it? Does it have a balcony? Does it have large windows? All these personal touches can let you transform an accommodation into your dream home instantly.

Proximity to public transport

A lot of our money is spent while traveling from work to our home. If you don’t have a station or a bus depot near your locality, you would be spending more on rickshaws or taxis. In fact, these can cost you a lot more than you expect. Hence, prefer a flat for rent that has a public transport stop at walking distance. Also, check if your supermarkets are situated nearby as you need to visit them every other day.

Safety and security

Safety is a priority, no matter if you are living alone or with your family. Cross-check with your landlord regarding the safety norms in your rental property. If you are shifting to a housing society, check the number of security guards in your complex. Also, ask around if there are cameras for a safer environment. If you are planning to shift to a row house, ensure that the lanes and gates have cameras.

Besides doing research on the property, one should also check the neighborhood. You can also contact the local brokers to gain more insight into the rental property. Ensure to discuss the possession, tenure, power, and water supply in the area, maintenance charges, deposit amount, etc with the landlord in advance.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.


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  1. Hi,
    I love your words written on rental tips.I am also planning to move to another city and looking for rental home.I will definitely approach you.
    Thanks for such good words.

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