Our Step-by-Step Guide to Renting a Property
1. The Property
Firstly, we need to know what type of property you’re looking for. Location and size are good places to start, and when it comes to the finer details, the more information we have the better, i.e. will you require concierge facilities, outside space, car parking etc.?
2. The Budget
Set a budget based realistically on your earnings. We’ll then use this information to find relevant properties that match your needs as closely as possible. To make sure your expectations are clear we’ll advise you of current prices in the areas you’re interested in
3. The Viewings
Most Henry Wiltshire advertised properties can be viewed within 24 hours of you expressing an interest.
4. The Offer
When you’ve found the property you’re looking for and wish to place an offer, our agents will submit it to the landlord on your behalf.
Once the offer has been accepted we will then take a holding fee and start the referencing process with you. The referencing agency will contact your current or previous landlord and/or employers, however, to avoid a delay it’s better to advise them in advance that the referencing company will be making contact.
Upon approval of your references and prior to your move in date you will be provided with a tenancy agreement, all of the relevant tenancy documents and a welcome letter with contact information for your tenancy. Once signed by both parties, the tenancy agreement forms a legal contract between you and the landlord.
6. The Move
On the agreed move in date you will meet the inventory clerk at the property who will complete your check-in and hand over the keys.
7. Continued Support
Our Property Management team are always available should you need any advice or assistance throughout your tenancy, if the property is managed by Henry Wiltshire. If it is managed by the landlord, you will be provided with their direct contact details.
We ensure that we are transparent in relation to our fees, please see our tenant fee details below:
(Signed on or after 19th June 2019)
A holding fee of one week’s rent is payable by the tenant when they submit an offer for a property. This amount will be deducted from the balance upon move in and is not an additional fee. Please note that the holding fee is non-refundable if you fail right to rent in the UK checks, if you provide false information or fail to provide information which subsequently results in failed referencing, if you withdraw your offer after referencing has started or if you fail to take reasonable steps to enter into the tenancy in good time.
Your initial payments will be made up as follows:
- Five weeks rent security deposit
- One period’s rent in advance
The following fees may also be applicable:
|Tenancy Swap / Change of Sharer:||£50 inc VAT|
|Variation of Contract:||£50 inc VAT|
|Late Rent Payments:||3% per annum over the Bank of England Base Rate from the rent due date until the rent is paid|
|Replacement Keys:||The tenant will be liable for the actual cost of replacing any keys or fobs lost by them. If the loss results in the lock needing to be replaced, the actual cost of the locksmith, new lock and replacement will be charged to the tenant.|
(All fees quoted are inclusive of VAT)