Tenants

WHY RENT THROUGH US?

We can offer a professional and helpful service to help find the right home for you. We only work with Landlords who understand that their property is also your home

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.

ADMINISTRATION / AGENCY FEES

At the point you submit your application, a £250 fee is payable to cover the administration / referencing cost, including the preparation of the tenancy documentation and cost of credit references. 

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.

RENT

Rents are paid in advance and by standing order unless otherwise agreed by the Landlord / Agent.

TENANTS INSURANCE

Reddington Homes are delighted to inform you of a bespoke Tenants Contents policy provided by Let Alliance. The Let Alliance policy has been designed specifically for use by Tenants and provides you with comprehensive cover with NIL EXCESS payments!

Here are just some of the things the Let Alliance Tenants Contents policy will cover you for:

  • Pay Monthly Policy with no administration fees
  • Nil excess option available
  • Cover available for any Sum Insured between £10,000 and £50,000
  • Tenants liability to Landlords up to £2,500
  • Alternative accommodation included
  • Replacement of locks and keys included
  • Money and credit card cover
  • Public liability up to £2million
  • Accidental damage option available
  • Option to cover high risk items – up to £7,500 per article
  • Pedal cycle extension available

If you would like a free quote and to apply on-line within minutes, please click on the Let Alliance banner below and you will be automatically directed to their website to complete you quote and application.

Alternatively, if you have any questions then please contact us on 01530 223402 or email us and we will be more than happy to discuss any questions you may have.

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