House Viewing Checklist

We've created an online, easy-to-use tools to help make it easier for you to record important information when viewing properties.

View Checklist


Location of Property

  • Is the outside of the property in good condition?
  • Do you know who maintains the garden?
  • Is there safe access to the property?
  • At night is there good street lighting around the property? Do you know where are the nearest shops around you?
  • Is the property in a good location for Uni?


Inside the Property

  • Are the kitchen facilities adequate for all of you? Are the washing and toilet facilities adequate? Is there a shower installed?
  • Is your room sufficient for your needs?
  • Are you happy with the furniture supplied?
  • Are there enough electrical sockets?
  • Is there sufficient lighting, heating, and ventilation?
  • Are the communal areas sufficient for your needs?
  • Is there a lounge or somewhere for everyone to eat/sit?
  • Is there a telephone connection?
  • Are you happy with the overall repairs/decoration?
  • If repairs are required, will the landlord guarantee that they are fixed before you move in?
  • Other than ‘lived in dirty’ is the house generally clean? Is there a working vacuum cleaner?
  • Will it be easy and economical to heat the house?
  • Are the windows double-glazed?
  • Does the house suffer from damp?
  • Ask the current tenants about the energy bills?
  • Can the Landlord show you a gas safe certificate for appliances in the property?
  • Is there a Boiler/cooker/fire etc.?
  • Does the landlord have a fire safety inspection record? Are the furnishings fre safe?
  • Are the doors fire doors?
  • Are there fire extinguishers on each floor?
  • Is there fire alarms or appropriate smoke alarms?
  • Is there a fre blanket in the kitchen?
  • Is the property secure?
  • Solid external doors?
  • Individual room locks?
  • Window locks on ground floor?


Management of the Property

  • Are you happy with the arrangement for repairs?
  • Easy contact if there’s an emergency?
  • Are you clear about the rent? What does it include? When it's Due?
  • Is your deposit is held by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS)?
  • Have you been given a contract to check? (You’ll have at least 48 hours to check it over)
  • If the property has more than 3 bedrooms it is a house in multiple occupations (HMO) – Has it been registered?