Rent

Our aim is to find you the perfect property to suit your requirements with the minimum of hassle.

Finding a property:

The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your details with your permission, so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.
* To view our selection of available properties to let please click on ‘Property Search’ on the right
* To register your requirements please click on ‘Register’ above

Please note that for your safety and peace of mind –
* All of our properties are Gas Safe certificated (where properties have a gas supply)
* We are registered for Client Money Protection with Client Money Protect.

Viewings:

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you. We carry out viewings Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 17.30pm and Saturdays 10.00am – 14.00pm and you will be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Reserving the property:

Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a ‘holding deposit’ equivalent to 1 weeks rental. This will be held by us for a period of 15 days unless we agree otherwise.

At the end of the 15 day period (or such longer period as we may agree) the deposit will be refunded to you or be offset against your rent or deposit as agreed unless any of the proposed tenants or guarantors:

  • Withdraw from the tenancy
  • Fail a Right-to-Rent check
  • Provide significant false or misleading information
  • Fail to sign any of the required documentation (including the tenancy agreement and guarantee)

References:

As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents:

Rents are normally quoted per calendar month and are payable monthly in advance. The tenant is also responsible for all property costs to include but not limited to Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity, TV Licence, Broadband/Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account, or your landlord’s bank account.

Deposit:

A security deposit equivalent to five weeks rental will be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations and will be lodged with The Deposit Protection Service (DPS). This is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Fees:

  • Unpaid Rent – If the rent remains unpaid for more than 14 days, interest will be payable at 3% pa above the Bank of England base rate, until the rent is paid.
  • Lost keys – Tenants will be liable for the actual cost of keys or other devices, or if the locks need to be changed you will be responsible for the actual locksmith costs together with the costs of the new lock and replacement keys.
  • Tenancy Variation – If you require any variation to terms of the tenancy agreement after it has been signed we agree to, we are entitled to make a charge of £50 (inclusive of VAT) per agreed variation.
  • Change of Tenant – If you request leave to change the name of the tenants in your tenancy agreement then, if we agree to this, we shall be entitled to charge a fee of £50 (inclusive of VAT) or our reasonable expenses incurred in doing this if these are higher than £50. Reasonable expenses would include the cost of taking the landlords instructions, referencing the new tenant, carrying out Right to Rent check, dealing with deposit registration, creating a new inventory and the preparation and signature of new legal documents.
  • Ending a Tenancy Early – If you want to end the tenancy before the end of the fixed term, then you will be responsible for the landlord’s reasonable costs of re-letting the property as  well as all rent due under the tenancy, until the start of a new tenancy. However, our costs and rent combined cannot not be more than the total amount of remaining rent due under the tenancy.