Moya BowermanAssociate Director - Lettings
We are here to help you find your new home and make the whole process of moving in as easy as possible for you.
A step by step guide to renting a house
Finding a Property to Rent
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Securing a Property
Before You Move In
Before any tenancy begins all occupants over 18 years old (except permitted occupiers) will be required to sign a Tenancy Agreement setting out the Landlord and Tenant obligations. Please ensure that on the day agreed all tenants allow enough time to complete this process thoroughly. A draft tenancy agreement is available for prospective tenants to read prior to the commencement of a tenancy.
You will be able to move into your property on the date that has been agreed once all of the tenants and any guarantors have signed the agreement and all initial monies have been paid. See fees.
The initial monies due will have been detailed in the confirmation letter and must be paid in cleared funds i.e. bankers draft, building society cheque or debit card.
Please note that we do not accept payment by cash or credit card. Sorry, no exceptions whatsoever.
Once You Move In
Vacating the Property
Ensure you have no remaining rent that is due or any other remaining fee costs to the landlord or agent.
Check your Tenancy Agreement and any extra clauses that are your responsibility to carry out before you vacate the property such as professionally cleaning the carpets or leaving the oil tank at the level of your tenancy start date.
If you have rented a property that is full or part furnished, make sure you inspect and check for any damages that may have been caused, to get this repaired or replaced if necessary.
You will need to ensure that all the relevant companies are booked in time and the works are carried out before the check out appointment. If works have been carried out make sure the receipts/invoices are passed to the check out clerk or agent.
To guarantee the property is left in a good condition and no areas are left in a worse condition, it is a good idea to refer to your Inventory and Schedule of Condition report, (a copy of your signed inventory would have been posted to you) to double check what areas may need addressing, if any. If there is anything you are unsure of, you can always call us on 01233 506240.
Please click here to see our vacating guidelines to ensure the property including the garden(s) are left in a good condition and any areas that you altered are made good.
Check the property against the condition report from when you moved in and read through the vacating guidelines.
Return all keys handed to you at the sign up.
Notify all utility companies that you are moving and make sure meter readings are taken on your tenancy end date.
Re-direct your mail.
Provide your landlord or agent with your forwarding address.
If there is anything you are unclear on, make sure you call your letting agent or landlord to clarify.