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Is it possible to secure a property several months before moving?

My girlfriend and I want to move to Basingstoke in September 2014, but we have to have a contract signed before January 2014. It seems that all letting in Basingstoke is done on extremely short notice though, with properties going up for let with the expectation of having an occupant four weeks later. Is there any way at all to find a place in this town several months ahead?

Asked on Aug 18 2013, Renting in Basingstoke | Report content

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  • Hi, the only way of securing a property is if you were willing to pay the rent for the period of time before you move in.

    Answered on Aug 23 2013, Report content
  • Hi Benesoph, As mentioned above, this is not something that is generally seen as doable, largely because demand is so high at the moment that landlords are able to get in tenants at very short notice. Rentals on a quick basis like you mentioned are not really limited to Basingstoke at the moment, as this is the case across the country. You can take some solace on the fact that if you look nearer the time, then the likelihood that you yourself will be able to secure something that meets your demands at bvery short notice is really high. Because of the strength of the rental sector at the moment, more and more properties are coming into this market, and it means that there is a steady supply of new houses and flats on the market. New ones will become available almost every day. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Sep 3 2013, Report content

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