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

 

pdfHow_to_Rent_May 19.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
To reserve a property, you will be required to pay a holding deposit, equivalent to one week's rent.  Please note that this will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent Check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and/or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days.

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 use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable on the first of each month, 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.  Interest on any unpaid rent will be charged at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent.  

Deposit
A deposit is required equivalent to five weeks 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.  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 

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1st June 2019.  From that date it is illegal for letting agents to charge fees to tenants apart from a small number of of exemptions that are referred to as 'permitted payments'.  Full details of the Act can be found on the link below.

 

pdfTenants Fees Act 

 

pdfTenant fees- New Tenancies.pdf

 

pdfTenants Fees - Existing Tenancies.pdf