Our aim is to find you the perfect property to suit your requirements with the minimum of hassle.
Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself
and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database
for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your
details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become
available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you
wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly.
Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -
- To view our selection of available properties to let please click on 'Property Search' on the left
- To register your requirements please click on 'Contact Us' on the left.
- All of
our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated, and
inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety
All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.
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 a 'holding deposit' (aka 'reservation deposit'), usually equivalent to two weeks'
rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted
from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines
to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded less our admin fee. However the deposit will
be forfeit 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), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report. We may also require
a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent
referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly
in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax,
Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are
payable by bank standing order to our company bank account or your
landlord's bank account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover 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.
To reserve a property and to pay for the referencing administration we have to do we will ask you to pay an initial fee. This is fixed at £270 (including VAT) for a single person and £300 (including VAT) for a couple. This fee is not refundable should you change your mind but would be refunded in full should the landlord decide not to accept your offer to rent their property.
Insurance for Tenants
We are able to provide information on a variety
of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including
the following -
Further details are available on request.
- Tenant's Contents
- Landlord's Contents