Tenants

For those looking to rent – particularly if it is a first time rent – we will be pleased to lead you through the process. Viewings will be accompanied by a member of staff who will endeavour to answer any questions which may arise.

Application

Once a suitable property has been identified it will be necessary to complete a written application together with payment of an application fee, the details of which are outlined below. At this time, details of the tenancy can be provisionally agreed such as occupancy date and length of tenancy term. The application provides authority for us and our referencing partners to obtain information on behalf of the landlord. These will include references from your employer, any existing or former landlord and credit checks. Where an individual is unable to meet the required income or credit checks it is occasionally appropriate to appoint a Guarantor to underwrite any rent liabilities, subject to the Landlord’s consent.

Rent

Rents are normally quoted on a calendar month basis. Typically, tenants are responsible for council tax and all utilities. We require the rent to be paid by Standing Order, monthly and in advance.

Deposit

Normally equivalent to one month’s rent, the deposit will be required prior to a tenancy commencing and is lodged with the Deposit Protection Service - a government backed scheme. The deposit is required to cover the landlord for any breakages or damage caused during the tenancy. The deposit is refunded at the end of the tenancy if the property is returned in satisfactory condition. A full Inventory or Schedule of Condition is prepared and agreed at the commencement of the tenancy.

Administration/Application Fees

The fee enables us to undertake referencing and credit checks and covers our administration costs in preparing tenancy agreements, undertaking an Inventory with photos, taking meter readings and notifying utility suppliers and local authorities of the change of occupancy. No further fee is payable during the course of the tenancy.

Individual Applicants - £240 including VAT

Second Applicant - £60 including VAT

Each Additional Applicant - £60 including VAT

Guarantors

First Applicant - No charge

Second Applicant - £60 including VAT

Company Application - £300 including VAT

Please note that we will not refund the tenancy fee if you decide not to proceed with the application. If you fail to pass the necessary credit referencing check then we will refund part of your fee, less an administration charge of £60 including VAT.