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By Griffin Lettings on 30/11/18 | Lettings Advice

As the cold weather and dark nights continue to draw in and you find yourself spending more time indoors, you might be feeling a little claustrophobic and in need of more space. Or perhaps your family is growing in size and you need more bedrooms and more living space in general. Whatever the reasons, knowing the right time to upsize and find a bigger rented property could make all the difference to your quality of life and enjoying the time you spend at home. In this article, we’ll look at the most common reasons for upsizing and how to find a property with more space.

When is the Right Time to Upsize and Find a Bigger Rented Property?

The great escape - for you and your friends and family

One of the most common reasons for upsizing is the need for more space to escape to and for friends and family to come and stay. If you’re fed up with pulling out the sofa bed, bumping into your mother-in-law on the way to the one bathroom in the house or you simply want to invite friends to stay more often, finding a bigger property will solve all of these problems and more.

A growing family

When it is just the two of you in a one-bedroom flat, space might not be an issue. It is only when the prospect of another person, albeit a little one, becomes a reality that you need to consider expanding your living space. While you might not need another bedroom in the first few months, it will become a necessity as your baby grows into a toddler.

Building a forever home

With long-term leases come long-term dreams. If you are considering a bigger property to turn into your forever home, you are not alone. More and more tenants are looking for properties they can call home for the foreseeable future. Perhaps you are looking for a property with a garden or a few extra bedrooms to turn into a study, playroom or TV room.

Flexible working arrangements

For many, the dream of working from home is becoming a reality as more and more employers allow their staff to ditch the commute and adopt this more flexible and convenient way of working. If space is an issue, you might want to consider upsizing to a property that has enough room for a home office, or at the very least a large desk and space for a printer.

When is the right time to upsize?

Whatever your reasons for moving to a bigger rented property, there is never a wrong or right time to start looking. Properties come and go throughout the year and so it’s a good idea to tell your agent what you are looking for early so that you don’t miss out. Have a list of must-haves so that your agent knows exactly what you are looking for and what you absolutely won’t or can’t compromise on.

If you would like to find out more about renting a property, get in touch with the team here at Griffin Lettings. We would be delighted to assist.