Britney Spears arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday Aug. 9, 2009, in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Britney Spears wants to rent a new Malibu home.

The X Factor judge has been seen looking for a new home in the exclusive area to live in, and spent four hours at an oceanfront property which features five bedrooms.

The mansion is set over 3 565 square feet, has four bedrooms and is three stories tall.

In addition it has a newly remodelled kitchen, a separate studio apartment and a spa, and costs $14 900 a month to rent, reports.

To buy it outright would cost Britney - who is currently engaged to Jason Trawick - $6.9-million.

Britney, who is believed to have been paid between $12-million and $15-million to join X Factor, has already completed a number of auditions for the US version of the show – which she is judging alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid – and insiders have claimed she has impressed onlookers with her “tough” nature, against her usual easygoing image.

A source said: “She's got a really good instinct, and when she loves something, she looks like she wants to dance on the desk.

“When she doesn't like someone, she is incredibly tough.” - Bang Showbiz