There are a number of websites that allow you to find available properties to rent, including:
Buyers agents can help find properties and arrange visits:
As a tenant, you have the right to:
If you do not know who your landlord is, write to the person or company you pay rent to. Your landlord can be fined If they do not give you this information within 21 days.
Get the How to Rent Guide from the government for a checklist of what to look for when renting.
Prior to accepting the keys to your rental property, a check-in inventory will be performed by a professional contractor. The inventory will be performed again on checkout when your lease is over.
Inventories are reports that accurately describe the condition of a rental property, so they can be used to assess claims for damages at the end of the tenancy. Tenancy inventory checks are essential for resolving deposit disputes at the end of the tenancy.
It is essential that the inventory be conducted thoroughly and exhaustively. Ideally you should be onsite to go through the inventory with the professional. Anything in less than perfect shape should be identified, noted and photographed, so you are not accused of damage on checkout.
Depending on the size of the property, expect the inventory to take a few hours.
The Government had advice for everything! How to Buy a Home
Buying a home in the UK is similar to many other countries, with a few notable exceptions:
Building in the UK is a very long and involved process when compared to many other countries. In a word, you must have Patience.