Whilst it's extremely rare for people to have any trouble when they go to view a property, it can feel intimidating to go to an area you don't know on your own to check out a room - especially for women.
The following safety tips were kindly prepared for us by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust and are designed to help you feel safe when going to view properties.
- When you go to look at a property, try and take someone with you. If this is not possible, leave full details of where you are going and who you are meeting and arrange to contact someone once you have finished
- Make sure that the property is secure and that you are happy about the safety of the area it is located in. If you are not familiar with the area, you might want to try visiting it at night as well as during the day time
- Meet and talk to everyone who lives/will be living at the property and trust your instincts when deciding whether or not to move in