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Tenants Guide To Letting

 

Find a Property to Rent

Once you have decide on the size of the property, whether House or a Flat, suitable area, bearing in mind the facilities that are most important to you, you can enquire the properties available in the area, if nothing suitable then register with us. If shall contact you upon receipt of the property that matches your requirement.

Viewing a Property

Once you have seen a property that matches your requirements, ensuring that the property is licensed to accommodate the occupants that intend to rent. Check out what is included in the property and the terms of the tenancy. Upon your satisfaction we shall agree the terms in principal with the Landlord and request you to place a holding Deposit, which ensures that we would no longer offer this property to the other prospective tenants and agree a moving in date.

Information we would require from you.

  • 2 Forms of identifications.
  • Reference from the previous Landlord
  • If above not available a Guarantor would be required.
  • A Reference from your Bank or a Home Let Credit Search (Or both)
  • If you are working then Employers Reference.
  • If new in Employment then a Guarantor would be required.
  • For self Employed, your recent Business Accounts or Accountant Reference, if new in Business A guarantor would be required.
  • If you are a Student:-
  • A letter from College or University to confirm that you are a Student there.
  • A Guarantor that the Rent would be paid.

The above is a guide what we are likely to require this may be varied on the instructions of the landlord.

Ready to Move

Once we are in receipt of all the references and the move in date has been agreed, we would require:-

  • Pay the Balance of the deposit deducting the holding deposit already paid.
  • Pay the First Month Rent in Advance.
  • Agency admin fees as shown in the attached list.
  • Read and sign the Tenancy Agreement.

On completion of the above, we shall arrange access to the property meeting you with the Landlord to go through the appliances and showing how the other things work. Agree and sign the Inventory.

What are the Landlord and Tenant Responsible For?

Although it may vary but generally speaking:

The Landlord is responsible for:

  • Property Insurance, Fire Flooding etc.
  • Repairs and maintenance of Hot water heating system electric and pipes.
  • Repairs of any appliances included in the property.
  • If Leasehold Ground Rent and service charges.
  • To provide Gas, Electricity safety reports and EPC.

The Tenant is responsible for:

  • All bills, Gas Electric water Council Tax Telephone Broadband cable TV.
  • Insuring the personal Possession.
  • Repair to any appliances installed by tenant.
  • Keeping the property clean and in good condition.
  • Informing the agent or the landlord of any defect or want of repair to the property.

The Deposit:

All deposit whether held by the agent or the landlord must be protected by one of the Tenancy deposit Schemes licensed by the government, which

  • Provides an independent means of resolving any disputes that may arise between the tenant and the landlord.
  • This means the landlord cannot unfairly hold on to the deposit.
  • Gives each parties confidence that the deposit is held by independent licensed organisation.

At the start of the tenancy both the landlord and the tenants are provided with the details of the organisation holding the deposit.