Believe it or not, there is no standard definition of what a furnished, unfurnished or part furnished property will include. Residential letting expert, Diana Warr explains the basic differences.
Broadly speaking an unfurnished property will be the cheapest to rent and while unfurnished means it doesn’t come with furniture, you will often find basics such as carpets, curtains, light fittings and a cooker included.
In a part furnished flat, you would expect to see the basics listed above with the addition of white goods and a few pieces of furniture to provide you with a starting point to making the property your own.
The definition of a furnished flat is largely down to the discretion of the landlord. In a fully furnished letting you should expect all the main fixtures, fittings and white goods, along with lounge and bedroom furniture. You should not expect crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans but in some properties, this will be provided.
When you are viewing a flat, we recommend asking your agent to point out the items that will be included so you are not left disappointed. On the day that you move into any property you will complete an inventory so that you and the landlord know exactly what is included at the start of your tenancy.
If you would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch with our dedicated lettings team, on 0113 221 6019.