Once settled on a particular property you wish to rent; we will ask you to complete a written application form.
A holding deposit is required to take the property of the market. The holding deposit secures the landlord against all reasonable costs incurred should you withdraw from the agreement or fail to take up the tenancy within the agreed timescales.
As part of the application, we will endeavour (with your permission) to obtain written references to support the information you provide. This will usually mean contacting your employer, current or previous landlord and someone to give you a character reference. We will also carry out a credit search, using an independent referencing company.
Should we decide a guarantor is required before a tenancy can be granted; the same process of referencing will apply to the guarantor.
+Tenancy Deposit Scheme
At the start of every tenancy, we collect a deposit, normally equal to a minimum of one month’s rent. This is used in the event of breakage or damage caused.
In accordance with the Housing Act 2004, landlords are no longer permitted to retain a tenant’s deposit and must select either an insured based or custodial based scheme in which to hold a tenant’s deposit. A statutory certificate is then supplied to the tenant, advising on which approved scheme protects the deposit.
+When can I check in?
As soon as we receive satisfactory replies to our reference enquiries, we shall contact you to agree on a date and time to move in.
When renting a property, it is very important to make sure you are covered by insurance for any damages that may occur. The landlord’s own insurance will not cover the tenant’s belongings. It will also exclude cover for if a tenant accidentally damages the landlord’s property and therefore it could result in the loss of your deposit to cover the repairs.
Please speak to one of our representatives for further details.
Rent must be paid in advance and by standing order unless otherwise agreed by the landlord/agent.