Tenants

Renting a Home can be a minefield, especially if it’s your first time renting, but we are here to help and guide you through the process, and have listed a few points to help you ensure you fully understand the process from liking a property to moving in.

 

Viewings

 

Seen a property you want to view? Just call through to our office 0208 651 5870 and we’ll run through a few details and then make an appointment for a viewing. If the property is still occupied you may need to be flexible to accommodate the existing tenant. We will meet you at the property and be on hand to answer and queries or questions you may have.

 

Making an Offer

 

When you have seen a property that you like, it’s important to have done your research before making an offer. This includes knowing the local area, details about the property and the costs of renting and moving.

 

We ask for a Holding Deposit, equal to one weeks rent, and with the landlords Agreement we will start the referencing process, this will include a Credit Check, your Current Landlord and Work Reference. We will email you with the application form for you to complete and a list all the documents we will need.

 

⌛ Save Time :-

If there is anything in your history to concern you, reveal it at the outset, as there is often a solution.

 

Signing your Tenancy Agreement

 

Once we have completed all the referencing and the Landlord is in agreement we shall confirm your application, Move in date and send over all the paperwork you will need to sign, and send over the balance of your first months rent. Please read all the paperwork through and let us know if you have any queries. Always seek advise if you are not sure.

 

⌛ Save Time :-

Read all your paperwork thoroughly, know what you’re signing.

 

Moving In

 

We will arrange to meet you at the property to take Meter readings and check the flat together, and sign the Paperwork previously sent to you.

 

An Inventory will be sent to you after your check in – you will have 14 Days to check the Inventory and make any amendments.

 

We will also need the Security Deposit (Five weeks rent) this must be transferred and received as cleared funds before we can hand over the keys.

 

⌛ Save Time :-

Make sure you have read all the paperwork before we meet, this will save time at check-in

 

Rent Payments

 

Please ensure you set up a Standing order to pay your rent every month on the date you moved in, leaving you free to enjoy the comforts of your new home. If you pay late you may be charged. To register your details with us, click here.

 

The Legal Bit

  1. Anyone over the age of 18 that lives in the property must be referenced and their names included on the tenancy agreement.
  2. The rent paid does not include services such as gas, electricity, water or council tax. It is up to the tenant to obtain a telephone line and television licence.
  3. Please remember that you will need insurance for your contents and accidental damage cover for the Landlord’s contents. Specialist tenants insurance is available on request.
  4. All our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements are for a minimum of 6 months, the terms and clauses are non-negotiable. The tenancy agreement is a legally binding document between the landlord and tenant. Please read your Agreement carefully and take time to fully understand the terms and conditions. If you do not understand any part, we would recommend you seek legal advice. To save time on the day of moving in please ask for an appointment prior to the moving in day.
  5. If any tenant has reason to leave before the lease has expired he/she will be liable for any outstanding rent and bills up to and until the end of the tenancy. The Landlord may be prepared to accept payment until a new tenant is found and in this instance the tenant shall be responsible for the landlords out of pocket expenses associated with re-letting the property and this will automatically be deducted from the security deposit.
  6. All properties are inspected on a regular basis, with reasonable prior notice. Should any breaches of the lease be observed the tenant will be notified and such breaches must be rectified.
  7. Leonards of London Staff reserves the right to refuse any application without giving reason.
  8. All parties named in the Tenancy Agreement must sign the Agreement prior to the commencement of the tenancy.

 

To register your details with us, click here.

 

TENANT CHARGES

 

LOST KEY

If the key lost is a security key the cost of replacement will be billed once confirmed by the providing agency

£25 Minimum

 

CHANGES TO AN EXISTING TENANCY

£50 + VAT PER CHANGE

 

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