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Tenants - Finding A Property

The first step in finding a property is to work exactly how much you can afford to pay as an affordability check will be carried out at application stage. This will avoid any disappointment in finding a property you are really keen on to then be told you do not meet the affordability requirements.

To discuss the affordability requirements you can to contact us and provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you may require.

We can then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move as the best properties can be reserved very quickly.

If you’re a smoker, have children or pets, or receive housing benefits your pool of properties may be limited as not every landlord will accept these condition so you should check beforehand if any particular property will consider any of these conditions. 

View:

Viewings are available between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and you will be accompanied by a member of staff who will offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

Apply:

Once you have viewed a property that you are keen to pursue, you will be required to submit an application for the property.

We will need the following documents as part of your application:
  • Completed application form
  • Photographic I.D. (valid passport or drivers licence)
  • Latest 3 months bank statements
  • Latest 3 months pay slips
Please also note that there are no application, credit check or tenant fees.

Hold

Once your application has been accepted by your landlord you will then pay a holding fee of £250 to secure the property. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due towards your security deposit. However, the fees will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete accurate information in your application.

Security Deposit:

A security deposit, the amount of which will be advertised with the property you have chosen, will be held by an independent deposit protection scheme.

These funds are held to cover:
  • Rent arrears – including related costs incurred pursuing these funds
    • Under no circumstances can the deposit be used to cover rent. Late payment charges will also apply
  • Damage to the property
  • Breakages
  • Cleaning or decoration bills incurred on your tenancy ending
  • Any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement
It should be noted that if the above costs are greater than the deposit amount you will still be liable for the excess expense and will be pursued accordingly.