Your first steps to finding the right property!
If you are searching for your first property to rent or searching to re-locate, We are here to help.
We have put together a simple guide to take you step by step through the process of finding you suitable accommodation from Houses, Flats, to finding a rooms in shared accommodation.
Whether you have previous experience or if it’s your first move, we aim to make what could be a stressful process easy, clear and as trouble free as possible.
If you have any questions whatsoever about any aspect of renting, we will be only too pleased to help you.
Whatever your previous experience or if it’s your first move, your letting experience could not be easier and safer with us, with the knowledge of all properties are set to a high standard and the reassurance of being completely certificated to meet with any national or local regulations, you know you are in complete safe hands.
If you require any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to hearing from you. Details of some of the properties we are currently instructed to let can be found on this website, together with essential information for both landlords and tenants, and a description of our services.
Some simple rules when looking for a property to rent:-
- Be as clear as possible about what type of accommodation you are looking for.
- Have a budget in mind try and work out what you can afford.
- Include the costs of the monthly rental, the deposit and household bills in your budget.
- Make sure your agent is always looking out for the right property for you.
Please also be aware that Administration fees do apply. Typically fees are £100 + vat
Once the application fee is paid this does not mean that this secures the property.
Also if a Deposit is paid before the tenancy agreement is signed and you no longer wish to proceed with the property, the tenant may be liable for re-advertisement costs and rental charges of that particular property .
Things to remember
When you find a property you like you will need to be ready to provide references, ID,Wage Slips and deposits.
Once completed you then need to concentrate on the move itself, and get in touch with utility providers, gas, electricity, and water supplies. You will also need to contact the local rating office and advise them that you have moved in.
You also need to think about insuring your possessions.
Building Insurance is provided as part of the agreement.
Benefits of renting and deposits scheme
Renting has never been easier, with the costs of buying a home going up, renting can be the best thing to do, it can provide a good, secure and stable home.
When it comes to finding a suitable property, you need to be certain that the property fits all your requirements, is within your budget, and caters for all your needs.
You will be required to pays a deposit/bond before moving into a rental property. This is usually equivalent to the monthly rental fee.
It is a legal requirement to protect deposits, this protects the landlord/agent and the tenant. The deposit/bond has to be lodged with a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme. Your landlord/agent will provide you with the details of where your deposit is being lodged as part of the documentation you receive on the successful conclusion of your tenancy application.
The deposit/bond can only be used for the purpose as stated in the agreement.
Make sure for your peace of mind that your chosen agent you use is a member of a good Letting Agents Association body.
What is the difference between a tenancy and a licence?
A tenancy has the legal effect of passing an interest in land from the landlord to the tenant. It means that the tenant is given the right of occupation. If a landlord is in breach of a tenancy document, then the tenant can claim damages (compensation) against the landlord and continue to occupy the property in question.
In contrast, a licence creates no interest in land. The licensor only allows the licensee to use the land, not to exclusively occupy it. The licensee’s remedy against the licensor’s breach of the licence may lie only in claiming damages, but not in occupation of the property. Therefore, a licence is typically used for short-term occupation (e.g. for several weeks or months) or where the licensee does not have exclusive occupation of the property, e.g. a car parking space , a newsstand or a “kiosk” in a shopping mall .