Tenant's Guide

Payment of Initial Fee

We require an administration fee of £180 for a Sole Tenancy or £220 for a Joint Tenancy. This covers the cost of credit checks, references and the preparation of your tenancy agreement. This amount is payable in full to reserve the property and is charged per property and not per person.

Please note that the fee is payable by cash or cheque as we don’t have card facilities.

All tenants are required to complete an application form. The information provided is then verified and references obtained.

Sign Up Procedure

Subject to satisfactory references being received, we will contact the tenant for a move in date and produce the tenancy agreement.

Tenancy Agreement

Once the application is successful you will be required to sign a tenancy agreement and return it to us with a payment equivalent to 50% of the first month’s rent within 5 working days. Before we sign over the keys on the move in date we will require the other 50% of the first month’s rent.

The initial tenancy is for 6 month fixed term which will then become periodic, however after the initial 6 months tenants and landlords are contacted to discuss renewing the lease for another 6 month term.


Before keys are signed over, the tenant will also be required to pay a deposit which is equal to 1.5 times the monthly rent. This will be held with the Deposit Protection Scheme and will be repaid in full to the tenant at the end of the tenancy. Fair wear and tear will be taken into consideration but if there are any rent arrears or damage to the property then deductions will need to be negotiated.


As per the lease, there will be a set fee of £50 which must be paid prior to move in.

Rental Payments

Rent is payable in advance by Standing Order in accordance with the terms of your Tenancy Agreement and is payable on the due date each month. We will provide you with a standing order form which you will need to complete and forward on to your bank.


The Landlord is responsible for the buildings insurance and the tenant is responsible under the tenancy agreement for any damage to the property. At the end of the tenancy the property will be checked for damage or missing items and your landlord has a legal right to deduct this from your deposit. You can protect yourself by taking out a Tenants Liability Insurance Policy. This would give you £2500 cover for accidental damage to your landlords property for which you are responsible.


Meter readings will be taken prior to move in and we will write to the utility companies giving them the new tenants name and move in date. Tenants are responsible for payment of all utilities during the tenancy and final bills on vacating the property. If a telephone connection is required the connection fee and arrangements are the responsibility of the tenant.

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