There are many benefits to renting a property. As well as increased independence and the enjoyment of living in an area that suits you without having to commit to buying, more and more of us are turning to renting every year as a way of testing the property waters and enjoying the flexibility of fast-paced jobs and lifestyles. But how much rent can you afford? If you’re stepping into the rental market or are thinking of finding a new place to live, then it’s a good idea to get your finances in some kind of order. Here we break down exactly what you need to consider before you put that deposit down.