Is now the right time to rent a property?

September finds us all back to the reality of the school run and daily commute while reflecting on those long summer days, enjoying holidays, and visiting our favourite places. After the restrictions we have all suffered over the last couple of years the sales and lettings markets are reflecting the desire of many people to spread their wings and make that move to the more desirable areas of Rutland and South Lincolnshire.

Letting a property is becoming a popular choice for many relocating families as it offers the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ so to speak. Renting a property for a year or 18 months is now much more common. It is difficult to pinpoint an area in Rutland or the surrounding area which we could not recommend a move to. The friendly and traditional market town of Uppingham being named as the best place to live in the Midlands 2022 by The Sunday Times. With Rutland Water nature reserve and activity centre at its centre the surrounding countryside of Rutland is dotted with small towns and villages waiting to be explored.

Personal preference is really the best way to decide which area suits a family best. Local services and the school run will always be key however, a strong sense of community, the local village shop and a welcoming pub will always be a popular factor. Transport links are best in the south and east of the county with easy access to the A1 and Peterborough offering an easy onward commute to London.

With renting becoming a lifestyle choice rather than a necessity for many there is a definite supply and demand issue with peak demand to move being at the beginning of Autumn. The long days remaining coupled with more reliable weather, the promise of making a move and being settled in Christmas is an attractive option. The current rental market is currently very buoyant with many properties coming to market and being let within days so registering with local agents is the best option to ensure you do not miss out on that ideal new home.

Our small but focussed team can offer expert local advice on the best locations to suit you and help you through the whole process from viewings to move in. Call 01572 756675 for more information and advice or pop into one of our offices for a chat.

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