Having found a suitable property and despite being keen to make an offer, it is important to consider the following:
Can you see yourself living in this property? It is important that you are confident that you are making the correct decision. You may have to place a holding deposit down on the property so a change of heart could potentially result in financial loss.
Once satisfied that you are making the correct decision and are ready to make the offer, be sure to make any requests or requirements that you may have in writing, so that this can be negotiated with the landlord/letting agent at the outset.
Always offer what you feel is a fair but realistic rental price, in the fast paced rental market it is generally wise to offer as close to the asking price as possible to avoid disappointment!