Finding a property
Our personnel are specially trained and equipped to assist Tenants to find properties to rent that will meet their needs. We maintain a database of properties available to rent and of prospective Tenants and their requirements. As properties become available, our first action is to contact waiting Tenants on the database, whose requirements match the property. Typically, properties to rent become available about two months before occupancy date, so where possible it is advisable to start looking early.
Having identified a potentially suitable property, we will arrange a viewing. This will be at a time to suit you, either during normal working hours or on a Saturday, subject of course to the Landlords permission. All viewings will be accompanied by a member of staff, who will be able to provide immediate advice and answer any questions you may have.
Offer / Application
Having decided on a property, you will need to complete an application form and pay a Reference Fee. At this time any details or requirements can be provisionally agreed, such as occupancy date, duration of the letting, etc.
We will take up references on behalf of the Landlord which will include a credit check.
Where a Tenant is unable to meet the required income or credit checks, the Tenant may have a Guarantor agree to underwrite any rent liabilities, subject to the Landlords agreement.
Rents are normally quoted on a calendar month basis. In addition, the Tenant is usually responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity, Oil and Telephone/Internet costs.
Rents are payable by standing order (unless alternative arrangements are agreed in advance) to our Company bank account, monthly in advance, with the first month's rent due before taking occupation of the premises.
A deposit is always required prior to occupation and this will be a minimum of one month’s rent. This deposit will be protected by either the Agent or Landlord in accordance with current legislation.
Please note that the deposit cannot be used by the Tenant to cover rent.