Tenants

Why rent through us?

We can offer a professional and helpful service to help find the right home for you. Please find below some useful information that will guide you through the process of renting with us.

Application

Once settled on a particular property you wish to rent, we will ask you to complete a written application form. The planned commencement date shall also be determined.

Holding Deposit

At the point you submit your application a holding deposit, equal to a weeks rent, is payable to secure the property.  Once completion of the references and credit checks have been obtained, the tenancy documentation will be prepared.  The holding deposit is non-refundable if you fail or withdraw the application.

If a guarantor is required we will ask them to complete an application for credit checks prior to the start of the tenancy.

Referencing

As part of the application, we will endeavour (with your permission) to obtain written references to support the information you provide. This will usually mean contacting your employer, current or previous landlord and someone to give you a character reference. We will also carry out a credit search, using an independent referencing company.

Should we decide a guarantor is required before a tenancy can be granted; the same process of referencing will apply to the guarantor.

Restrictions

Some landlords may wish to apply certain restrictions to a tenancy. Please find below some examples of typical restrictions that may be imposed:

  • Smokers
  • Housing Benefit
  • Students

You should be advised of any restrictions before an agreed viewing of a property takes place.

Self Employed Applicants

If you are self-employed, we will require a written reference from your bank and accountant. We will also require accounts, usually dating back 3 years.

Student Applicants

If you are a student who cannot prove a consistent and sufficient income, you will need a parent, relative or close friend to guarantee the rent and adherence to any other tenant obligation listed within the agreement.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

At the start of every tenancy we collect a deposit, normally equal to a minimum of one month’s rent. This is used in the event of breakage or damage caused.

In accordance with the Housing Act 2004, landlords are no longer permitted to retain a tenant’s deposit and must select either an insured based or custodial based scheme in which to hold a tenant’s deposit. A statutory certificate is then supplied to the tenant, advising on which approved scheme protects the deposit. This must be done within 14 days of the tenancy start date. Please speak to one of our representatives for further information.

What happens if there is a dispute at the end of the tenancy?

In the event of a dispute, both parties will have 10 days to resolve the matter. If no resolution has been reached, they will be invited to make use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process that is provided free with their chosen deposit scheme. Should the parties opt for Alternative Dispute Resolution they will be bound by its decision with no redress to the courts.

When can I check in?

As soon as we receive satisfactory replies to our reference enquiries, we shall contact you to agree a time to move in on the planned commencement date.

We would advise that for the start of the tenancy, you arrange for gas, electric, water, telephone and council tax accounts to be transferred into your name. Please speak to one of our representatives, who will instruct you further.

Tenants Insurance

When renting a property it is very important to make sure you are covered by insurance for any damages that may occur. The landlord’s own insurance will not cover the tenant’s belongings. It will also exclude cover for if a tenant accidentally damages the landlord’s property and therefore it could result in the loss of your deposit to cover the repairs.

Please speak to one our representatives for further details.

Rent

Rents are paid in advance and by standing order unless otherwise agreed by the landlord / agent.

Our Tenant Procedures and Fees (NO VAT to pay) are as follows:

To apply for one of our properties an application form must be completed to include a form of photo ID and utility bill.

To secure the property a Holding Deposit of up to One weeks rent will need to be paid.  Upon successful Referencing, Credit Checks, Right to Rent checks, we will to start to prepare the tenancy and inventory paperwork.

Successful applicants with need pay a the balance of the deposit (equivalent to one month’s rent) along with the first month’s rent in advance.

All deposits are held with MyDeposit Custodial Scheme during the term of the Tenancy.

Details of your deposit will be sent following signing the Tenancy Agreement.

All payments must be paid via bank transfer (please see details below).

All monies must be clear funds prior to the commencement date of tenancy

 

Additional Fees:

  • Changes to Tenancy Agreements = £50.00
  • Replacement cost of keys or locks = £35.00 maximum per item
  • Late Payment of Rent after 14 days = charged at 3% from payment due date until payment received.

Relocate Homes

  • Relocate Homes is a member of UKALA and Client Money Protection services.
  • We are registered via a membership with UKALA  with the Property Redress Scheme.
  • All tenant deposits are held by mydeposits, custodial scheme.

Information

Why rent through us?

We can offer a professional and helpful service to help find the right home for you. Please find below some useful information that will guide you through the process of renting with us.

Application

Once settled on a particular property you wish to rent, we will ask you to complete a written application form. The planned commencement date shall also be determined.

Holding Deposit

At the point you submit your application a holding deposit, equal to a weeks rent, is payable to secure the property.  Once completion of the references and credit checks have been obtained, the tenancy documentation will be prepared.  The holding deposit is non-refundable if you fail or withdraw the application.

If a guarantor is required we will ask them to complete an application for credit checks prior to the start of the tenancy.

Referencing

As part of the application, we will endeavour (with your permission) to obtain written references to support the information you provide. This will usually mean contacting your employer, current or previous landlord and someone to give you a character reference. We will also carry out a credit search, using an independent referencing company.

Should we decide a guarantor is required before a tenancy can be granted; the same process of referencing will apply to the guarantor.

Restrictions

Some landlords may wish to apply certain restrictions to a tenancy. Please find below some examples of typical restrictions that may be imposed:

  • Smokers
  • Housing Benefit
  • Students

You should be advised of any restrictions before an agreed viewing of a property takes place.

Self Employed Applicants

If you are self-employed, we will require a written reference from your bank and accountant. We will also require accounts, usually dating back 3 years.

Student Applicants

If you are a student who cannot prove a consistent and sufficient income, you will need a parent, relative or close friend to guarantee the rent and adherence to any other tenant obligation listed within the agreement.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

At the start of every tenancy we collect a deposit, normally equal to a minimum of one month’s rent. This is used in the event of breakage or damage caused.

In accordance with the Housing Act 2004, landlords are no longer permitted to retain a tenant’s deposit and must select either an insured based or custodial based scheme in which to hold a tenant’s deposit. A statutory certificate is then supplied to the tenant, advising on which approved scheme protects the deposit. This must be done within 14 days of the tenancy start date. Please speak to one of our representatives for further information.

What happens if there is a dispute at the end of the tenancy?

In the event of a dispute, both parties will have 10 days to resolve the matter. If no resolution has been reached, they will be invited to make use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process that is provided free with their chosen deposit scheme. Should the parties opt for Alternative Dispute Resolution they will be bound by its decision with no redress to the courts.

When can I check in?

As soon as we receive satisfactory replies to our reference enquiries, we shall contact you to agree a time to move in on the planned commencement date.

We would advise that for the start of the tenancy, you arrange for gas, electric, water, telephone and council tax accounts to be transferred into your name. Please speak to one of our representatives, who will instruct you further.

Tenants Insurance

When renting a property it is very important to make sure you are covered by insurance for any damages that may occur. The landlord’s own insurance will not cover the tenant’s belongings. It will also exclude cover for if a tenant accidentally damages the landlord’s property and therefore it could result in the loss of your deposit to cover the repairs.

Please speak to one our representatives for further details.

Rent

Rents are paid in advance and by standing order unless otherwise agreed by the landlord / agent.

Procedures & Fees (NO VAT to pay)

Our Tenant Procedures and Fees (NO VAT to pay) are as follows:

To apply for one of our properties an application form must be completed to include a form of photo ID and utility bill.

To secure the property a Holding Deposit of up to One weeks rent will need to be paid.  Upon successful Referencing, Credit Checks, Right to Rent checks, we will to start to prepare the tenancy and inventory paperwork.

Successful applicants with need pay a the balance of the deposit (equivalent to one month’s rent) along with the first month’s rent in advance.

All deposits are held with MyDeposit Custodial Scheme during the term of the Tenancy.

Details of your deposit will be sent following signing the Tenancy Agreement.

All payments must be paid via bank transfer (please see details below).

All monies must be clear funds prior to the commencement date of tenancy

 

Additional Fees:

  • Changes to Tenancy Agreements = £50.00
  • Replacement cost of keys or locks = £35.00 maximum per item
  • Late Payment of Rent after 14 days = charged at 3% from payment due date until payment received.

Relocate Homes

  • Relocate Homes is a member of UKALA and Client Money Protection services.
  • We are registered via a membership with UKALA  with the Property Redress Scheme.
  • All tenant deposits are held by mydeposits, custodial scheme.