All you need to know about renting
In order to know whether you are indeed ready to rent a property, it is imperative to get your finances in order. Most agents take a holding deposit to secure the property prior to running references. We take 1 weeks rent as a holding deposit which is deducted from deposit due. You will need to have the deposit and first months rent ready on or before your move in date. The deposit we take is 5 weeks worth of rent.
We outsource our referencing to The Lettings Hub who conduct the searches on our behalf. This includes a credit check, landlord reference and employers reference or income check. References are automatically declined if CCJs are found and not declared, so it is important to be aware of what's on your credit file. Lastly, if your income is from employment, you must be in a permanent position, or on a contract longer than the term of the tenancy. If you are self-employed, you must be able to show 2 years accounts.
The art of negotiation is a skill essential to any good letting agent. We follow up all viewings personally, by phone, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the properties, or find out any additional information from the landlords for you. Should you apply for one of our properties, we will keep you well informed of the landlords comments and decisions, and come back to you as quickly as possible.
Finding the right property is just the beginning! We aim to take the headache out of renting by liaising between you and the landlord and being on hand to provide professional advice at any time. As well as registering your deposit with a scheme and ensuring your landlord complies with all current legislation, we will draw up an initial inventory, conduct 3 monthly property inspections and provide a check out report at the end of the tenancy to protect you and your deposit. We will be the first point of contact for all maintenance issues, which can be logged using our online portal, and work with local contractors to resolve all issues in an efficient manner, giving you peace of mind.
TENANT FEES SCHEDULE
One week's rent. This is to reserve a property. Please note: 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.
Five week's rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing lost key(s) or other security devices(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord or any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant.
VARIATION OF CONTRACT
£50 inc VAT per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking the landlord's instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
EARLY TERMINATION AT TENANT'S REQUEST
Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord's costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.