These are all very important factors to consider when doing your research, if you don?t you may have problems when it is too late. Maybe do a demographic search on line and find out about the area and community before you make a choice.
Once you are happy with the research then, if you have already found a property/properties of interest on the internet contact the letting agent and arrange a viewing.. If not then you may consider visiting the letting agent website directly and registering your details with them or making a trip to the town to visit the agents personally. Remember that it is also best to visit a property at different times of the day in order to get the overall picture of the area.
Or you could get the Rentright website to do the hardwork for you and the system will contact all the agents for you, or the agents with property that you are interested in and just wait for the agents to call you.
Some pointers for you when looking to rent property in the Docklands