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Renting a Property?

Guide for Tenants

Finding a property

The first step is to contact us to register, providing brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We will then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. We will keep your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available in the near future. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.

Viewings

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends. You will be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Reserving the property

Once you have decided on a property you will need to reserve it by paying a 'holding deposit'; usually 300.00 inc. VAT. If the landlord declines to grant you the tenancy, the 'holding fee' will be refunded. The 'holding deposit', will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed with the tenancy for any reason, or you fail in your application, or if the application is declined for any reason. The 'holding deposit' will be allocated towards the 'administration fees'.

References

As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college) and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and are payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.

Deposit

A security deposit of the equivalent to one month's rent plus 100 will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Fees

We make an agency charge to cover administration and referencing costs of 300 inc. VAT for one tenant plus 60 inc. VAT for each additional tenant. There will be an additional charge of 60 inc VAT (if applicable) should a guarantor be required to support your application. Other fees may apply, for more information please click here.