Renting23rd March 2017
At Hannells, we understand that we’re not just Letting properties, we’re creating moving experiences for our customers. That’s why you can trust us to provide a fair service from a professional, regulated agency with no hidden fees or costs…
Finding Your New Home
Before you start to look for a new home to rent you should take some time to work out how much you are prepared to pay, your preferred moving timescale and the locations that would be suitable for you. When registering with us it is helpful if you can provide as much information as possible about the sort of property you are looking for and the areas that you would like to live in.
This will help us to ensure that we don’t waste your time by showing you unsuitable properties, and will be able to let you know immediately when a suitable property comes onto the market with us. It is a good idea to provide us with an email address as well as two phone numbers so that we are able to notify you about new properties straight away to try and ensure you can be one of the first people to view.
Securing a Property
Once you have seen a property you like, you will need to secure it. In order to do this we will need to confirm the details ie the date you would like to move in, who will be living at the property, rent and type of tenancy.
It is worth bearing in mind that the rental market is very busy and if you have found a property you are interested in it is likely that other people will be interested too. Our advice is to have a careful think and make sure that the property will be right for you but to make your decision quickly so as to avoid the possibility of missing out.
Once the details have been agreed a Holding Deposit is required so that the property can be taken off of the market. This is only refundable if the landlord changes their mind so you will need to be 100% sure before proceeding.
What Happens Next
Once the property has been secured all adults that will be moving in are required to complete a reference application form and provide a copy of either their passport or driving license. An independent referencing company will conduct credit checks and take up references from current employers as well as Landlords where applicable. The referencing process takes on average 3-5 days but this is dependent on how long it takes to receive replies from the various parties, for this reason it is recommended that you let your Employers and Landlord know that they will be contacted and confirm that they have your consent for a reference to be provided.
Once you have satisfactorily passed through our referencing process we will contact you to confirm a move in date and agree a time for you to visit the office to sign the legal paperwork and pay the move in monies.
In addition to signing the Tenancy Agreement and paying the outstanding balance of move in monies you will also need to sign a copy of the Inventory.
You will also need to set up a standing order for subsequent rent payments before the keys are released.
If your property will be managed by your Landlord then at this stage you will be provided with their contact details for future reference.
Now all you have left to do is move yourself into the property and settle into your new home!
What Will it Cost You?
Before agreeing to go ahead with any property we will always clearly explain exactly how much money you will need to pay prior to moving in.
You will normally need to pay one month’s rent and a dilapidations deposit of a month’s rent plus £100.
The Landlord will pay for the cost of a professional Independent Inventory to be compiled and will also be responsible for the cost of the ‘Checkout’ at the end of the tenancy. As tenants you will need to pay for the ‘Check In’ which costs £70. Our charges for tenants are detailed below;