Renting a house is a step that you can not just take. That is why it is wise to make a clear list of living requirements beforehand. This way you have a better picture of the requirements you set for your new home. Also, such a checklist often makes it much easier to search for the right property, precisely because you clearly have your specific wishes.
Topics that are useful for checking on the basis of a checklist are, for example, budget requirements, preferences with regard to the environment, type of house (a type of construction, year of construction), surface area, plot, balcony/terrace and location. Would you like to live in a quiet and green neighborhood, for example, or would you prefer to find the bustle of the city? Do you want an apartment or are you looking for a detached house? Do you prefer a new building or just a home in the thirties? About how many rooms should the rented accommodation have and how big should the rooms be?
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Enough questions. To ensure that you are not faced with surprises, it is useful to draw up a good checklist. For example, take into account the following points:
- What is your maximum rental price (inclusive and exclusive)?
- What is the minimum area that a home must have?
- How many (sleeping) rooms must have a home?
- Do you want a garden or a balcony?
- Do you like the neighborhood and the surroundings of a house and do you think you can live here comfortably?
- Which facilities in the neighborhood are important to you?
- What is the maximum distance you want to travel between you and your work, family and friends?
- Is the house easily accessible by public transport?
- Is there a parking space for the car?
- Can you meet the financial requirements set by the landlord?
- Can you finance the move to the house?
- Do you bring pets or do you want pets to be allowed?