Finding Homely Property To Rent

Why finding a home to rent is about so much more than just property

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It is easy for tenants seeking a new home to feel swept up in emotion when it comes to viewing houses and apartments. Some properties simply speak to us and finding something that truly caters to your preferences is rare. What many first-time, prospective renters and buyers do not realise, though, is that a new home is about so much more than just the four walls in which one lives. Other factors contribute to the home’s liveability and the happiness of those living within it. If you are looking for a property to rent, then it is always wisest to consider the other aspects that should influence your decision too.


Finding a matchless location


“Location, location, location” is the sentiment often expressed, and for good reason. You could reside in the best house on the street, but if the street is not up to par, your enjoyment of your home might be short-lived. Most individuals have an idea of the ideal area in which they wish to live, such as along the coast, in a leafy suburb, or a secluded spot with nary modern care in the world. Where you live might have an even bigger effect on overall lifestyle satisfaction than the property you choose to rent. Researching the area is always encouraged.


The safety and security you can expect


In South Africa, tenants seeking a luxury property to rent place a premium on security. Certain features within a residence will contribute to how safe it is, and these include a sophisticated alarm system, video camera monitoring, and physical boundaries, such as burglar bars and electric fencing. You will also need to take into account the safety of the neighbourhood, however. Find out about past break-ins in surrounding houses, crime syndicates that may be operating in the area, and whether neighbourhood watches and patrols are available.


Community benefits of the area


When relocating, it is beneficial to consider whether your household enjoys community involvement. Some neighbourhoods encourage strong community engagement from locals. This can be in the form of markets, family fun-days, charity drives and outreach programmes, and other social gatherings. Community participation is enjoyable for many individuals, particularly for families with children. Some people, however, prefer exclusive privacy and tranquillity in the area they choose to live in. So, if you prefer your Saturday mornings calm and quiet, you may have to first find out about the activities and events which are situated in the area.


The amenities you need nearby


Modern living means enjoying conveniences when it comes to shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle luxuries. Tenants who are looking for a property to rent away from the bustle of city living might have to forgo the benefits that go along with it. On the upside, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the open country and minimal stress when it comes to noise pollution and traffic. For some families, living close to busier cities is important. They need easy access to main roads and highways, schools, and medical facilities. In the end, finding your dream home is just as much about finding an area that speaks to who you are as a person.


We can help you find the right property to rent


Here at Fine & Country South Africa, we have ample experience in the luxury property market. Not only will we help you find an exceptional property to rent, but one that meets your needs when it comes to the ideal location, security level, community benefits, and lifestyle amenities. For more information on how to rent a property through our world-class estate agency, feel free to get in touch with us today.




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