What steps should I take before renting a room?

Great, you have decided you want to move! But what are some things you should do before renting a room? We give you a quick 4-step guide to renting a room:

1. Know your surroundings

It is important to know what you’re getting into before renting a place, so make sure to check out the area beforehand – the average rent, proximity to public transport, and availability of leisure activities to name a few.  

2. Check your budget

Now that you know the neighborhood, you need to set some boundaries. Ask yourself, how much can I spend on this apartment? And don’t be afraid to be realistic when it comes to this, you don’t want to find yourself not being able to pay rent in a few months.  

Pro-tip: if you can’t afford a place but want to live there, look for roommates!

3. Visit potential apartments

After finding some apartments you like, visit them. Not only will this give you a chance to see the place in person, but you will also know what kind of person you would be renting it from.  

4. Check the contract

Super important to check the lease you will sign in detail! You want to make sure you know what you are expected to do and what you can expect from your landlord.