- Firstly you need to have a clear idea of your budget.
- Calculate what your affordability would be taking into consideration all outgoings that a new property will incur including Council Tax, Gas/Electric etc.
- The lettings market is pretty fast paced so getting in to see a viewing as soon as possible is essential to securing the property you want.
- Ensure that you are registered on our database so you can get updated as soon as new properties reach us, also register on the major portals to get updates from them.
- When you register you will be asked basic qualifying questions such as your employment status.
Making an Offer
- Once you have found the property that ticks the boxes for you, you will then need to make a formal offer.
- Ideally this offer will be placed in writing by way of an email and then the offer can be presented to the landlord for their consideration.
- If the vendors accept the offer that you have placed you will be asked to make a holding deposit, this is generally 1 weeks rent. This will show the landlord the commitment to the property whilst the referencing process takes place.
- If your rental goes ahead a holding deposit will be required, this goes towards your final deposit.
Referencing / Admin
We are required to ensure any potential tenant be referenced prior to a let being agreed on a property. This will ensure that you have the correct credentials to proceed with a let including 'The Right to Rent' criteria. They will require varying information from you including I.D and Visa's if needed, references from previous landlords, employers information, credit check etc.
Before your tenancy can commence you will be required to pay 4 weeks deposit in addition to the holding already paid, this will total 5 weeks rental cost. You will also be required to pay one months rent in addition, in advance. Your deposit will be held with the DPS for security.
Move day has come around.. There may have been an inventory carried out on the day before of the morning of move day. This will details all aspects of the property to protect both yourselves and the landlords. They will take note of any marks, damage or discrepancy's within the property before you move in. You will be given a copy of this document to ensure that you are in agreement. Depending on if the property is being managed by Cromwell's or the Landlords themselves you may be required to take the meter readings for your utilities, you will also be given your Landlords information. Your keys will be collected from our office.