Once the property of your choice has been selected, your proposal is communicated to the landlord. Upon agreement, an application form will be supplied for completion and you will be requested to supply a holding deposit.
Details required include present and former addresses, employment and bank details. A credit referencing agency is employed to undertake referencing. Photo ID and proof of address is also required at this stage. Right to rent, EU Settlement or Visa may also be required.
Once satisfactory references are in place and with both parties’ mutual agreement, a tenancy agreement is drafted.
Tenancy agreements are usually for a term of 12 months, break clause can sometimes requested. Upon signing of said document, balance of deposit (less holding deposit) and one calendar month’s rent in advance is payable. The balance must be paid in cleared funds (building society cheque, banker’s draft or bank transfer.)
Bennett & Hall are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
An inventory and check-in will be carried out by an independent clerk prior to moving in. A copy will be given to you for your approval and agreement.
Tenants usually pay monthly by standing order. Generally, rent excludes council tax, water, gas, electricity etc…