If you are interested in any of the advertised apartments, call the number on the advert to book a viewing or to get further information. If you are interested in renting the apartment, then you will need to follow the steps below:
To demonstrate that you are genuinely interested in the apartment, you will need to pay a non-refundable £100 Reservation Fee (cheque or cash) to have the property removed from the market. This reservation fee will contribute towards your first months rent if your application is successful.
To process your application, you will need to fill out and return an Information & Declaration Form. This form will capture each tenant’s employment history, rental history, proof of identity, etc. for use in conducting relevant background checks. If false or incomplete information is provided, or if the references are not of a suitable standard, the application will be terminated at this point. If the application is successful, a mutually convenient move-in date will be agreed.
On the agreed move-in date, a number of things will happen:
All prospective tenants will sign an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for a period of 12 months (copies of this document will be available for review prior to the move-in date).
A Security Deposit equivalent to six weeks rent will be paid. This deposit will be lodged with the secure and independent Deposit Protection Service for the duration of the tenancy.
The first months rent, less the £100 reservation fee, will be paid by cash or bankers draft. If the first months rent is paid by bank transfer, the funds should be transferred prior to the move-in date.
A Standing Order Mandate will be set up for all future monthly rent payments.
An inventory will be conducted to agree the state of the furniture, fixtures and fittings in the apartment. This information will be captured in an Inventory Form signed by all tenants.
A Smoke Alarm Release form will be signed to confirm that the smoke alarms throughout the premises are in working order.