Before starting your search for a property, you need to be clear about your priorities; size of lounge, number of bedrooms, location, etc. and match the same with budget you have in mind. To accomplish this task what you can do is make use of a rent affordability calculator.
After this initial research is completed what you will have to do is start search for a property that matches your criterion. For this, you can register online on our site to get regular property updates or visit one of our offices.
By registering on our site you will have the assurance that whenever a property gets listed that matches your requirements, you instantly get a notification for the same.
After you find a property that matches your expectations, you should get in touch with our office so that a suitable time can be fixed for viewing of the property.
The good thing for you is that we have a trained staff that will assist you in finding the right property.
However, it will be your responsibility to provide as much information as possible about what type of property you are looking to get and share your wish list so that our team can find the right property for you.
You need to take the finances into consideration and get clear information about deposit you will have to make and the agent fees that is to be paid.
It is worth mentioning here that in some location within U.K., it is necessary for agents to provide details of fees they would be charging on their website and also provide a clear breakdown of the same if you ask for it.
After viewing of property completes, you will be required to pay the administration fee and a holding deposit. This will be followed by the referencing process consisting of:
If everything goes well then we will let you that your application to let the rent the property has been successful.
The next step would be creation of the tenancy agreement which will have details of contractual as well as legal obligations that you and landlord will have to follow.
You should thoroughly read the agreement before signing it. For this, you should ask for the draft agreement right after your application gets accepted.
At this juncture, your first rental payment and the security deposit will be taken and then the deposit amount will be registered with any of the deposit schemes that are government approved.
You can also go through our tenancy deposit protection guide which will help you understand in simple terms the requirements that are to be met.
However, before moving in it will be necessary for you to pay the balance amount consisting of any outstanding fees, deposit amount balance, and the rent for the first month.
Before the actual move in, the landlord or we will be preparing an inventory document which will be describing condition in which property is in, and anything that has been left behind by landlord.
This inventory will be checked at the time you vacate the property to make sure that it is in same condition and whether any deposit deductions will be nececssary.
It will be responsibility of the landlord to insure the building as well as its possessions, however, you can take another insurance in the form of a content insurance for your belongings.
As a tenant you will be expected to:
You can also view our maintenance guide that will give you a clear idea of who will be responsible for few of the common issues that can arise during your tenancy.
You should expect to get the following in return:
Notice period to be provided by you and the landlord will be mentioned in the tenancy agreement. You should inform us if you want to vacate the property and we will advice you on the steps that you need to take.
At this point you will have to:
During the checkout we will compare property and the contents to make sure they match the initial inventory that was taken.
After tenancy ends, any type of deductions from your tenancy deposit will be agreed within the next ten days. The process of how the deposit amount is returned will depend upon the provider that is protecting the deposit amount.