paragraphAttracting the Tenants... Pretty Important!Please, spend a little time looking at your preferred agent's properties online and ask "do I want mine looking like that?"
We are one of the only agents in the City that will take professional photos and floor plans on your property & advertise your property on Rightmove and Zoopla!
The marketing is where we invest heavily - to get you the maximum rent.
paragraphNot quite finished attracting tenants yet!When can tenants actually view your property??
Yep, weekends are our busiest time for viewings - that's when tenants are together and making decisions.
WE ARE ONE OF THE ONLY LETTING AGENTS OPEN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND!!! Seriously, we're not joking. A lot of agents are shut on Sunday - exactly when we're out renting property!!
paragraphProtecting your Investment....This is a big one. The fear that the property will be trashed by the tenants is a very real and legitimate fear.
That's why we provide probably the most detailed inventory in the City. We keep it in-house - not farm it off to an outside agent. We take literally 100s of photos to cover every angle of your property (pictures speak a thousand words). These photos help at the end of the tenancy to prove damage/ dirt if money is to be held back from bond.
paragraphThe Important Legal StuffWe're proud to be a member of the Property Redress Scheme - Membership; PRS010183.
We are also proud members of the Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme (C0006926).
paragraphTenants Need to Know...Providing the Landlord is happy to proceed with your application you will be asked to pay a holding deposit. This is equivalent to a weeks rent. This deposit will allow us to stop marketing the property to anyone else and proceed with starting your application. The money will be held in our client account and will be used against your initial invoice if your application proceeds and we commence the tenancy.
The only circumstances in which you will lose the holding deposit are;
• If you provide false or misleading information
• If you fail a right to rent check
• If you withdraw your application- unless a Landlord imposed a requirement or acted in such a way that it would be unreasonable to expect a tenant to enter into a tenancy agreement.
• Fail to take steps to enter into the tenancy agreement
The referencing will be the first stage and will consist of a credit check, income check and previous landlord check if applicable. You will be sent a link to complete via email from a company called Rent4Sure. Applicants should be aware that their gross income should be 2.5 times the annual rent. If a Guarantor is required, their income should be 3 times the annual rent. Please note the income used can only be made up from basic salary. The referencing company will not use extra hours/overtime/bonuses etc. For example, if you are contracted to 20 hours per week then this would be the basic salary
If a tenant has any concerns over their credit history they should discuss this with a member of staff before proceeding with referencing. Failing to do so could end in losing the holding deposit.
Once we have conducted your references and deemed the letting suitable you will have 14 days to enter into the agreement. You will be sent this date and it will act as your "deadline for agreement". You should be aware of this date as you may lose your holding deposit. (the date can be re-negotiated by mutual agreement).
A Deposit is paid on move in day, that is equivalent to one month's rent +£100. This will be deposited into one of the protection schemes within 30 days.