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A Guide To Renting


The rental market can move very rapidly with popular rental choices being snapped up quickly, so it is important for Renters to be prepared and to have readily available information to allow a prospective Landlord to assess suitability.  This will include, but not be limited to, such things as bank details, contact details for a reference from a previous landlord and details of your employer.  There will be upfront costs such as a deposit (6 weeks' rent), initial rent, reference fees, tenancy creation fee and at the end of a tenancy an inventory check-out fee and probably a professional clean fee.

Our Charges are:


Tenancy Creation Fee - £180.00 inc VAT

Reference Fee - £90.00 inc VAT

Guarantor Fee - £60.00 + VAT

Inventory Check Out - According to Property

End of Tenancy Clean - According to Property


The beginning of the process is to search properties and arrange viewings of those that meet your requirements.


Once found, and having had your offer accepted by the landlord, we will apply for your references and, subject to these being accepted, will draw up a tenancy agreement between you and the landlord. It is important you read this and are happy with it and understand the conditions, as it will be your duty to comply to its conditions and requirements.


If you have any requests, please be sure to raise them when you make your offer, and not after the tenancy agreement has been produced.


Before the tenancy commences we will require the following:


  • Satisfactory References
  • A Signed Tenancy Agreement
  • Cleared Funds to Include Initial Rent Payment and Deposit
  • Copies of Passports and proof of address
  • If applicable, evidence of the right to rent


An independent inventory will be drawn up, detailing the contents and condition of the property. This will be used when you check in and out of the property so read it carefully and keep a copy.


We will give you an invoice detailing the deposit and initial rent due. Once the tenancy agreement has been agreed and signed by both parties and the monies have cleared, your tenancy will begin. You will be checked-in by an independent inventory clerk, given keys and, if we manage your property, you will be put in contact with your property manager, whom you can contact if there are any maintenance problems during the time you are living there. If your property is managed by the landlord, you will be given their details to contact direct.