Location: Add in, Things to consider are: Parking -"if you have a car, think about parking, is there enough and will your vehicle be safe? Amenities and services - where are the nearest shops etc. can you easily access the goods and services you will need, especially if you rely on public transport to get around? Children - if you have a child, is the property/area suitable for them, can you easily access services and childcare? GP/Dentist - where are the nearest health services? Safety - how well lit is the area? What time are the last bus/train services home, does the area look well kept? Try to visit at different times of day to check how the area looks/feels and see who is out and about. Once you sign a lease you are legally bound and have to give notice to leave so you are best to be sure that the area is right for you.