Tips for Tenants
Thinking about renting a property? Here are a few handy tips from us
Choosing the area you'd like to live in
Do your research and figure out the specific areas you'd like to rent in. Make a list of the things that are really important to you, like transport links, schools, access to shops and use these to focus your search. Be sure to share your list of preferences with the local estate agents so they can start working for you.
Try to be available and as flexible as possible. Yes, we've said it before, but the lettings business is incredibly fast moving and when a good property comes to the market there can be a rush to view and applications are often made immediately. You could miss out if you can't make yourself available within 24 hours of the agent contacting you.
Don't necessarily be put off by details in the property. If you don't like the wall colour, or the sofa isn't big enough, have a chat with the agent. We encourage our landlords to be flexible and accommodate tenant's requests whenever possible.
If you want the landlord to undertake any improvement works, or add/remove furniture, put in your request as soon as you decide to make an offer. It can be much harder to get these jobs agreed once you have moved in.
From 1st June 2019, like all agents in England, we will not be charging any referencing, renewal or set up fees to our tenants. Therefore, our tenants will only be charged the following at the start of each tenancy:
Deposit = 5 weeks rent
Rent monthly in advance
For further details regarding renting one of our properties, please contact us today!
If the property was professionally cleaned when you moved in, then the chances are you will need to arrange for the same to be done when you move out. Whoever is managing the property - be it the estate agent or the landlord - they will want to see a receipt for the cleaning.
It goes without saying that you should leave the property in tip top condition and remove all your belongings, otherwise you risk losing part, or all of your deposit.
If you have any further queries then feel free to contact our lettings team anytime.