The first step in looking for your next home is to consider what your priorities are. Identify your ideal location, number of bedrooms, size of living rooms etc. and to ensure a realistic goal of what you want, match these against your available budget.
You can begin searching now that you have set your criteria, and to ensure we can keep you up-to-date with all of our latest properties, the best next step would be to register with us. You can register with us online, over the phone or by dropping into our office.
We will get you set up to receive property notifications and add you to our system to ensure our team keep you posted should anything become available that meets your criteria.
When you find a property that you think may suit you, get in touch with us to arrange a viewing of the property. We will work with you and the landlord to arrange a suitable time for one of our experienced team to show you around and answer any questions you may have.
If you have seen a property that you would like to rent, please notify one of our team promptly. Please consider the financial aspect of renting and ensure you are able to afford the deposit and any agent fees that may apply. At this stage of the rental process, you will normally be asked to pay a non-refundable holding deposit.
The next step will be to carry out the referencing process which will include:
Once you have passed referencing, a tenancy agreement is drawn up which details all the legal and contractual obligations that both you and your landlord must adhere to. You will be provided with a draft agreement when your application is accepted.
You will then be asked to pay the security deposit and the first rental payment. It is a legal requirement that the tenancy deposit is registered with a government approved deposit scheme. Your deposit will be held by TDS - TDS is a national scheme to ensure your deposit is safe throughout your tenancy.
An inventory of the property will be prepared before you move in. This document outlines and describes the condition of the property and any furnishings etc. within the property belonging to the landlord. The inventory is used when you leave the property to ensure that the condition that you leave it in can be fairly assessed against any deposit deductions.
Insurance – your landlord is responsible for insuring the building but we would advise that you take our your own renters or contents insurance.
We will be your point of contact throughout your time renting, please report any issues to our office and our team will be on hand to assist you.