Set your budget
Before starting your property search, you will need to set your budget and consider your priorities – location, number of bedrooms, outside space, etc…Then search for your ideal property by browsing our available properties online or contacting us in the office.
Book a viewing
Once you have found a property that interests you, please contact the office. At this point we will run through the requirements for the tenancy to ensure they are met. We can then arrange a convenient appointment for you to view.
Make a decision
If you would like to make an application to rent a property that you have viewed, you should notify our office as soon as possible. At this point, you will be asked to complete an online application and pay a holding deposit equivalent of one weeks' rent.
As past of the application process, you will be required to prove an income of 2.5 x the annual rent of the property and have a clean credit history. If you do not, a suitable guarantor may be required. You will also have to pass the right to rent checks by providing one x form of proof of ID (preferably a passport) and proof of address.
Sign the tenancy agreement
After successfully passing the reference checks, you will need to sign the tenancy agreement which details the legal and contractual obligations that both yourself and the landlord must adhere to. At this point, the remainder of the security deposit and first rent payment must be made in cleared funds. Your deposit will be registered with a government approved deposit scheme.
Before move in, we recommend that you take out contents insurance to cover your own possessions. An inventory/schedule of condition describing the present condition of the property will also have been prepared. This document will be used at the end of the tenancy to fairly assess whether any deposit deductions are required.
During the tenancy
During the tenancy you will be expected to pay the rent on time, pay the council tax and utility bills unless stated otherwise. You will also be expected to carry out basic maintenance, dispose of rubbish and advise of any repair work that is required to either the landlord directly or the office for a managed property.
Ending the tenancy
We will write to you a couple of months prior to the end of your tenancy to ask whether you would like to extend your tenancy or vacate. Once this has been established, we will then take the appropriate actions.
Before moving out, you must pay all of the rent due, hand back all keys, dispose of any rubbish, replace any broken lightbulbs, redirect your mail, cancel your standing order and ensure that the property is left in a clean state.
For managed properties, we will undertake a final inspection once the keys have been returned. You are expected to leave the property in the same condition as you found it – allowing for fair wear and tear. If this is the case, your deposit will be refunded to you in full.