We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and houses. Please click on
'Properties' above to view a list of available properties, although our stock changes
daily and you should contact
us for current availability or to register your requirements.
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -
- All of
our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated, and
inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety
All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007
Guide for Tenants
Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself
and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database
for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your
details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become
available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you
wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly.
Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months. We regret that we cannot assist dss claimants.
If you are looking for a property to rent in another area, please
go to our UK-Wide Network page.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings
and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member
of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it
by paying a 'holding deposit', usually equivalent to two weeks'
rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted
from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines
to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However the deposit will
be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you
fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer
(or college), and a previous or current landlord. We may also require
a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit
check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent
referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly
in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax,
Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are
payable by bank standing order to our company bank account or your
landlord's bank account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
We make a small agency charge per applicant to cover administration and referencing
Insurance for Tenants
As appointed agents for more than one insurance brokers we are able to offer a variety
of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including
the following -
Up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture,
equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst
in your home (excludes business equipment).
Up to £2,500 for accidental damage to your landlord's contents,
fixtures & fittings for which you are responsible.
Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to
your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables (excluding
mobile telephones) and pedal cycles whilst away from your home anywhere
in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Theft from
unattended vehicles must be from a locked boot.
Further details are available on request.