Deciding where to live is a big decision. Luckily we’re here to give you valuable advice and help you find the perfect place.
Always remember those three important words: location, location, location. Choosing the right spot is absolutely essential; so make a list of the things that are most important to you.
Think about things like transport links, schools, shops, and leisure facilities. Which areas tick your boxes? You might not find a location that has everything so prioritise what you need over what you want.
Speak to us
Once you’re clear on your requirements let us know and we’ll begin the property search. Remember to tell us if you need to find somewhere quickly. If it’s urgent we’ll pull out all the stops.
It’s best to be prepared whatever your position. The letting market moves quickly and the best properties get snapped up quick smart. So be prepared to view properties at short notice, and always give us accurate and up to date contact information.
It helps to keep an open mind. If a property is in a great location don’t be put off my minor details. Most landlords are flexible; so if you don’t like the colour of the walls or a particular fixture or fitting just let us know. We could persuade the landlord to change things for you.
Always mention these issues as soon as you declare your interest. You could make an offer conditional on the landlord carrying out the necessary work. This will prevent misunderstandings later on.
Once a tenancy has been agreed you’ll need to pay a security deposit and your first month’s rent. We’ll then draw up the tenancy agreement and ask you to supply references.
You’ll find a list of all our fees here. We charge less than many other agents and many services are free. However, it’s always best to check your tenancy agreement if you’re unclear about anything.
Day to day
Always treat your new home like it’s your own. This will help you to keep all of your deposit and reduce the possibility of disputes down the line.
Once you’re settled in keep our details handy. That way, if anything needs fixing at short notice we can arrange for a contractor to visit asap.
Remember to arrange your own contents insurance for personal possessions. Your landlord will normally cover the buildings but little else.
End of tenancy
As your tenancy runs down you’ll have the chance to either renew it or move out. If it’s the latter you need to give one month’s notice if you pay rent monthly or 28 days if you pay weekly.
Always leave a property in pristine condition and remember to remove all your belongings too. All our properties are professionally cleaned before a tenancy begins; therefore you’ll need to arrange a clean as a courtesy to the next occupant. Keep your receipt in case the landlord wants to see it.
When you’re ready to go we’ll perform an inventory check and arrange for part or all of your deposit to be returned.
Want to know more about renting? Simply download the PDFs below.
Guide to renting
Everything you need to know about renting on an assured shorthold tenancy.
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Information about gas safety, electrical checks, hygiene, water supplies, and everything in between.Download the guide
Rental code of practice
Learn all about current legislation and best practice in the rental sector.
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