How it works
We show you around the property and if you want to take it we ask for £150 to show your commitment. It’s a good idea to bring this in cash with you to secure the deal if you want the property (we will give you a receipt). This is not refundable if you change your mind. The reason for this is that once you pay the £150 the property is taken off the market and no one else is shown around etc. If you pull out we have to re-advertise and would lose out on rent. We will give you a copy of our tenancy agreement for you to read.
All tenants are required to provide a guarantor. The guarantor has to be a property owner, pass a credit check and show proof that their income could cover your rent if there is a problem; normally this means they have to be earning £15,000 per year. If they are not working they need to show they have at least £5,000 in savings. The best people are family members or close friends as the person should know you well and trust you; they take full responsibility for any rent or damage caused if you don’t pay.
You and your guarantor need to complete our application form. We then do the credit checks etc and arrange for you and your guarantor to sign the agreement.
To move in you need to pay one month’s rent in advance, payable in cash for the first month, and then you need to set up a standing order for a direct bank payment each month (we can help you with this). The rent needs to be in cleared funds in our account by the first of each month.
We accompany you to the property to move you in and invite you to look at the full inventory. If you are happy with it we ask you to sign the inventory. This then becomes evidence of the condition of the property for both you and the landlord for when you move out. Pictures are also taken along with meter readings.