Looking to rent a property?
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details regarding yourself and the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.
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 an 'agency fee', which is typically £250.00 plus VAT. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However, the 'agency fee' will be forfeited 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.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental must be paid. This is held to over 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.
Once the property is ready to move into we can help arrange your home contents insurance through Homelet.