Renting Guide

Our seven step guide to renting a home

Step 1 – Deciding the type of property you want

Do you need a short let that’s completely flexible? Or are you looking for something that’s more permanent and long-term? Do you want a property that's fully furnished or unfurnished? Do you want a house or an apartment? How much do you want to pay? Once you’ve decided, register with us.

Step 2 – Registering your interest

Renting directly from an unregistered landlord can be problematic, and too many rental properties are low in quality. Plus finding a property in a newspaper that hasn’t already be rented out is practically impossible. By registering with us we can let you know about suitable rental properties, via email, as soon as they come on to the market. Plus all our properties – and landlords for that matter – are of the highest standard.

Step 3 – Finding your property

We have a wide range of rental properties available to suit all budgets and circumstances. Browse our current list of rental properties in your preferred area. Take a look at other areas too. You may get a better property if you’re willing to walk a little further or jump on a bus. Not sure about an area or a particular road? Get in contact and we can talk to you about the local amenities. See a property you like? Get in touch and book a viewing.

Step 4 – Viewing the property

We’ll arrange a viewing at a time that’s convenient for you and we’ll let you know what bills are included in the monthly rental. One of our team will be at the viewing so you can ask any questions you might have such as: who cleans the common parts? What day does the dustmen come and how much is Council tax? Most of the time we manage the property on behalf of the landlord. So if you experience any problems with the shower or washing machine we can get it sorted for you quickly.

Step 5 – Making an offer

Have we found your perfect home? If so we’ll liaise with the landlord to secure the property and get you the best deal possible. We’ll ask you to compete an application for tenancy form, which will include your financial information, such as bank account details, and references. References are the people who can recommend you as a good tenant, such as your previous landlord.

Step 6 – Paying a deposit and the first month’s rent

As soon as the landlord accepts the offer, we’ll contact your references and arrange for you sign a tenancy agreement. You’ll also need to pay a moving in payment, which usually consists of a deposit and the first month’s rent. All deposits are safeguarded under the Deposit Protection Scheme, a government-led initiative. We will also set up a direct debit for your rent to be paid monthly.

Step 7 – Moving in

Once all the paperwork has been completed, we’ll take a meter reading and carry out an inventory. This ensures the condition of the property, furniture or white goods is recorded at the start of your tenancy. We’ll organise a moving in date and give you a copy of the tenancy agreement for your records. If your landlord is managing the property, we’ll give you their details in case you have to contact them. If we’re managing the property, we’ll give you our contact information. Feel free to call us anytime.

You’ve just rented a new home. Congratulations.