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If you’re a Tenant looking for a new home to rent it can be a daunting task. Finding a home at the right price and then having to consider all the move-in costs plus ensuring you have an agent that is helpful and trustworthy, goodness there is a lot to think about. We make it so simple. Step by step and before you know it you’ve found a home you love in the right location and a scheduled move-in date. Click here for the UK How To Rent Guide we want you to be informed.

Safety in your home

Prior to your Check in we have a few checks with the Landlord to ensure your new home is safe.

Has your Landlord carried out the following?

  • Have they made sure that the gas equipment is safely installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Have they had a registered engineer do an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue
  • Have they given you a copy of the gas safety check record before you moved in, or within 28 days of the check
  • Have they made sure that the electrical system is safe, for example sockets and light fittings?
  • Have they made sure that the appliances supplied are safe, for example cookers and kettles
  • Have they provided a smoke alarm on each storey and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance (for example a coal fire or wood burning stove
  • Have they checked you have access to escape routes at all times
  • Have they made sure the furniture and furnishings they supply are fire
  • Have they provided fire alarms and extinguishers (if the property is a large house in multiple occupation (HMO)

Some Agent’s do some Agents don’t…

It’s vital to us that you receive the following when you Check-in

  • The signed Application of Tenancy showing your full financial breakdown and all monies you have paid to us.
  • The signed AST – your contract
  • The UK Governments How to Rent Guide
  • The properties Gas Safety Certificate
  • The properties Energy Performance Certificate
  • Your Deposit Certificate
  • Your Inventory/Check-in Report
  • A set of keys for each tenant named on the agreement
  • Our Property Management contact details or if we do not manage your home, your Landlords contact details.
  • Your Meter Readings for the utility companies
  • Your Council Tax information

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to pass my references?

  • Reserve the property with a one weeks rent as a holding deposit. (This will be deducted from your final move-in money)
  • Provide your 3 forms of ID
  • Complete and Sign the Application of Tenancy
  • Complete your references
  • Review your AST (Contract)
  • Pay your final move-in money

How much is my deposit?

We require 5 weeks of your monthly rent as a Security Deposit. Your deposit is protected in a custodial scheme with The DPS Deposit Protection we will send you the certificate within 30 days of your check-in. Concerned you’ll get it back? We want you to have this back in full within 14 days of you vacating the property so we’ll visit you prior to your Check-Out and use your Check-In report with you to make sure you leave the property in the same condition as when you moved-in. You’ll know exactly what is expected before the Inventory Clerk arrives on the Check-Out date.

Please note, in some cases, at their request, your Landlord may hold the security deposit in a Government approved and protected scheme. You must receive the Deposit Certificate within 30 days of you paying your deposit to us.

How much is the move in monies?

  • 5 Weeks deposit (Held in a Government approved deposit protection scheme)
  • First Months rent
  • No Admin Fee
  • No Inventory/Check in fee
  • No Reference fee
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