You need to consider how your property will accommodate your lifestyle. For example, do you need space for car parking? Do you require a garden?
Deciding whether to rent furnished or unfurnished often does not make a big difference to the price of the rent. However, if you are sharing with several other people, will you trust them with your furniture? In a furnished flat you may lose some of your deposit if there are any damages, even if you weren’t individually responsible. Contents cover can help with this, but it can be difficult to find a company to insure your possessions in shared accommodation, particularly if you don´t have a lock on your room.