Hesitating when you find the best property you've seen in weeks could cost you your dream rental.
With the current rental market, you need to contact the agent as soon as possible.
"Be available to view properties as soon as you see them and be ready to put an offer in straightaway
Register and set up email alerts to be the first to know about new rentals near you.
If you're in with a chance to secure a property, be as flexible as you can with your terms.
Being positive and flexible with the landlord's preferences can help you secure the rental.
Don’t have too many conditions involved in your offer
"There can be several offers on the table for a rental home, so you want to make yourselves seem like the most attractive renters."
Plus, if you get the tenancy, it'll set you and your landlord off on the right foot.
The cost of renting a home has reached nearly £1,000 a month as rents rise at their fastest pace for 14 years.
The jump in price is down to more people needing a place to rent than the number of properties available.
This is especially the case in city centres as students, office workers and international buyers make their return after the pandemic.
But the rental market remains highly localised