Rent Your Perfect Home in 10 Easy Steps With Amber Properties
Before we show you a property, we need to determine your suitability as some properties have restrictions imposed.
- Application to Rent
Once you’ve found a property you want to rent, the next step is to complete an application form.
- Administration Fees
On application, a fee is payable to cover the administration and referencing costs, including the preparation of the tenancy documentation and the cost of credit references.
- Cost per applicant – £150.
- Cost per guarantor – £100.
For company lets, our fee for the preparation of all legal documentation and taking up references is £350, payable at point of application.
With your permission, we’ll obtain written references to support the information you provide. This usually means contacting your employer, current or previous landlord and someone to give you a character reference. We will also carry out a credit search using an independent referencing company.
We also require supporting documentation such as a passport, NI card, utility bill and/or bank statement. Should a guarantor be required, the same process will apply.
- Self-employed Applicants
If you are self-employed, we require a written reference from your bank and accountant and accounts dating back three years.
Some landlords may wish to apply certain restrictions to a tenancy, such as not allowing the following:
- Housing Benefit
Some restrictions can be lifted with a landlord’s written consent and an additional deposit may be required.
- Property inventory
Once a reference is completed, an inventory of the property is completed and a tenancy agreement – including a move-in date – is prepared. Unless otherwise stated, the minimum length of tenancy is six months.
- Move in
On the day of your move you’ll be invited into the office to sign your tenancy agreement, pay a month’s rent and deposit and collect your keys. The deposit is held for the duration of the tenancy and refunded following vacation, subject to any dilapidation charges. The value of the deposit is typically 1.5 times the monthly rental amount, unless otherwise agreed
- Rental Payments
Rent is payable on a monthly basis in advance by standing order on the first day of the month.
We ask that you ensure you have comprehensive insurance to cover your contents and accidental damage to cover your landlord’s contents, fixtures and fittings, for which you are responsible. We can help source insurance for you should you require this.
Call us now on 01604 644449 to start the process.
We have a great selection of properties available but even if we don’t have what you are looking for, it is still worth you contacting us so we can keep an eye out for your ideal home before it’s even marketed.