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Guide to Letting

Guide to Letting

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Please complete the referencing forms for you and your guarantor if required.

The Guarantor is an independent person who is a UK citizen and is a house owner and in full time employment.

They must be aware that they are responsible for the payment of the rent or bills or damages should you fail to pay.

Provide Photo Identity such as passport or driving licence and proof of address such as a recent utility bill within the last three months. This can include council tax, current mortgage statement/tenancy agreement signed and dated, bank and or credit card statements dated within the three months, letter from the employer on headed paper signed and dated.

Your Guarantor has to provide the same ID. This can be sent with the form or scanned over and emailed to our office.

You will be asked for a holding deposit (refundable and capped at one week’s rent).

The holding deposit may be held by the agent if you provide false or misleading information which reasonably affects the Landlord’s decision to rent the property to you; if you fail a right to rent check; withdraw from the proposed agreement (decide not to let) or fail to take all reasonbale setps to enter an agreement.

The deadline for agreement is usually 15 days after a holding deposit has been received (unless otherwise agreed in writing)

Deposit is calculated as 5 weeks rent - Unless otherwise stated. This will be held in a separate account with one of the registered schemes, TDS/custodial scheme. The deposit will be returned on sight of all paid bills & return of keys and a satisfactory inspection of the property, subject to the necessary deduction for damages, cleaning, gardening, outstanding accounts, arrears of rent, change of locks etc as stimpulated in the signed tenancy agreement

Tenants are jointly and severally liable - arrears of rent from one party to a Tenancy agreement can be recovered from the other parties, irrespective of their own payments of rent.

Once the contract is signed and all outstanding monies paid a moving in date and time is then arranged.

Moving into the property: Must be arranged by appointment within office hours. Written inventory, video and photographs will be taken with the agent at the property.  

Moving out of the property: Must be arranged by appointment within office hours. This will include the checking out of the inventory and moving out photographs to be taken.

Fees may be charged for late payment of rent, changes made to the tenancy agreement, early termination and various others as listed in the contract.