Get Financially Prepared
Understand the costs associated with renting a property:
Refundable holding deposit = 1 weeks rent can secure a property for 15 days whilst references and checks are carried out.
Rent in advance = Usually 1 months rent, but can be more if you do not meet employment criteria.
Security deposit = 5 weeks rent (for annual rent of > £50,000) or 6 weeks rent (for annual rent of £50,000 >).