A very popular place to live, King’s Cross in London is at the heart of the city and is great for anybody who needs good transport links around the city and outside of it. If you’re going to rent a property in the area, here are some questions you should be asking.
Many people assume that the property they’re moving into is going to allow them to take a pet. However, most houses and apartments won’t allow pets, as the landlords aren’t happy with the possibility of any damage being caused. If you have a pet or you’re planning on getting one in the future, you should ask this beforehand.
If you’re going to be making particular journeys on a regular basis, you need to find out what the transport links are like. While this area is very good for transport, good King’s Cross estate agents will be able to tell you even more. You can also find more information on the TfL website.
You might prefer the property to be left unfurnished, and sometimes this can be discussed and negotiated with the landlord. If the property is unfurnished but you would like some furnishings, you can request this and see if the landlord accepts. Sometimes it’s easier to move into somewhere with at least white goods included.
This is an important part of renting any property. You need to know what the agency fees are and any other charges before you move in since you’ll need to pay these upfront.
If you’ve moving into a block of apartments, it’s a good idea to know who the neighbours are. A quick 15-minute viewing on a rental property doesn’t allow you to find out who you’re going to be living below or above, so try to get some information if possible.
If you are new to the area, you should do some research to find out the crime rates and any other comments people have to say about it. The landlord might not know a great deal if he/she doesn’t live in the area themselves, but you can ask other people to find out what they have to say.
You should be given this information when you move into the property, but it’s a good idea to check beforehand what the procedure is in case of an emergency. You should also find out what the agency or the landlord considers to be an emergency, since this could be different from your definition – particular if you haven’t rented a property before.