Guide for Tenants
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 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.
We regret that we cannot assist dss claimants. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.
If you are looking for a property to rent outside this area or are relocating elsewhere please contact us
– we may be able to help.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably
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', usually
equivalent to one week's rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the
monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded.
However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide
complete and accurate information in your application.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), and a previous or
current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit
check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain
and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually
also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are
payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental must be paid, and will be held by ourselves as
stakeholders in a secure client account throughout the tenancy term. 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.
We charge £35 per applicant to cover administration and referencing costs, a proportion of which is
refunded if the tenancy does not proceed.
All material on this website is provided for information only, and is not intended to form part of any offer or contract. Our policies and practices
may change at any time without notice. Details of properties are provided from information received, and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
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