Short Guide To Renting

Here you will find important information about renting a property. We have broken the information down into manageable sections. It’s advisable to go through the process in more detail, so please make an appointment here and we’ll be delighted to share our knowledge with you.
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Deposit

Usually a deposit is equivalent to six weeks' rent. This is held by your landlord or our agency for possible damages during the tenancy.

On checkout, this will be returned to you, once proof of payment of all utilities is provided and after deducting the cost of cleaning and repairing any damages that may have occurred. In most cases, such costs are minimal and the better you look after the property during your tenancy the lower the costs are likely to be.

Inventory

We will arrange for independent company to carry out an inventory to be prepared at the start of the tenancy and a check out report when you vacate the property.

Other Charges

An administration charge of £150 + VAT (£180) will be charged to cover the cost of preparing the Tenancy Agreement. The better you look after the property during your tenancy the lower the costs are likely to be.

A referencing fee will be payable at £100 + VAT (£120) per person.

References

Before signing a Tenancy Agreement you will need to supply the following references:

- Bank
- Previous Landlord
- Employer
- Solicitor or accountant
- Personal
- On some occasions you will be required to pass a Homelet referencing service.

Rent & What It Includes

Usually rent excludes council tax and all utilities, which you must pay separately, but includes service charges and ground rent.