Click on the link below to view our "How to Rent" guide.

pdfHow_to_Rent.pdf

 
Our aim is to find you the perfect property to suit your requirements with the minimum of hassle. 


Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. 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, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.

  • To view our selection of available properties to let please click on 'Properties' above
  • To register your requirements please click on 'Contact Us' above. Alternatively you can fill in a more comprehensive registration form after clicking on 'Properties' above.

Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -

  • All of our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety
  • All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.

Viewings
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, and you will invariably 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' (aka 'reservation deposit'), usually equivalent to one months' rent. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded less our admin fee. However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.

References
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer, a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and 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 or your landlord's bank account.

Deposit
A deposit is required equivalent to one month's rent.  This must be paid prior to the keys being released to the tenant.  This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised.  In the event of a landlord allowing a pet at the property, an additional one month's rent may be required.  The payment must be cleared funds ie: cash, building society cheque or bankers' draft.  The deposit will be held throughout the term of the tenancy and refunded following the tenant's vacation, providing no costs have been incurred through damage or negligence on the part of the tenant.  The deposit monies cannot at any time, be utilised as payment for any part of rental due under the terms of the Agreement.

Fees 

Tenants will find our fees very competitive and simple compared with other agents - we charge a set up fee per property and not per person and do not charge to renew tenancies.

 

BEFORE YOU MOVE IN:

Set up fee (tenants share)  £240 (inc VAT) per property

Referencing (identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers / landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability) as well as contract negotiation (amending and agreeing terms) and arranging the tenancy and agreement.

DURING YOUR TENANCY:

Amendment Fee £48 (inc VAT)

Contract negotiation, amending terms and updating your tenancy agreement during your tenancy


ENDING YOUR TENANCY:

Check Out Fee (tenants share) £60 (inc VAT)

Attending the property to undertake an updated Schedule of Condition based on the original inventory and negotiating the repayment of the security deposit.


OTHER FEES AND CHARGES:

Unpaid Rent / Returned Payments Interest at 8% above Bank of England Base Rate from date due

 

 


 

Insurance for Tenants

As appointed agents for more than one insurance broker we are able to offer a variety of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including the following -

  • Tenant's Contents
  • Landlord's Contents

Further details are available on request.