It’s important to feel safe in your house, so if you find somewhere you like the look of, visit it at night as well as the day, before you sign anything to get a good feel for the area.
Check the doors and windows have proper locks and maybe even a burglar alarm. Having a chat with the current tenants about any safety or security concerns they have is invaluable.
The risk of being a victim of crime isn’t necessarily down to where you live and you should take these steps on a daily basis to reduce the risk:
- Lock your doors and windows when you’re both out and in the house as burglars like to target easy to get into properties.
- Stay in well lit areas if you’re out and about, and don’t go through Hyde Park late at night.