Rental Advice

Whether you’re looking at renting for the first time, or you’re currently renting and need some advice, our dedicated lettings team have bundles of experience and are here with useful information to help you navigate your way through the rental process.

So, what do you need to know?

Even before you start searching for a property to rent, it's important to understand the legal aspects of being a tenant. When you become a tenant, you take on certain responsibilities for the property. We do hope this guide will provide you with advice and information on how to secure a rental property, and help you understand tenancy agreements. If in doubt, please call our team who are ready to take your call.

Knowledge & Experience

Whether you’re a first-time renter or a seasoned one, our local knowledge and understanding of the market combined with our renowned professional team work hard to provide a service that makes the entire process of renting as simple and efficient as possible for all parties concerned. Our staff are dedicated to supporting tenants in any way we can as they search for their perfect rental property.

Choose your letting agent carefully

Don't just choose any estate agency to find your home, choose one that you feel comfortable with and one that wants to work for you. Our role is to ensure you and the landlord are both on the same page and have the same expectations from the outset. We are proud of the reputation we have built over the many years we have served the community and believe that our excellent customer service, honesty and property knowledge ensures the whole process of finding you a home is made as easy as possible.

Talk to our lettings team and let them know exactly what type of property you are looking for; we manage an extensive range across the region with lots of properties to choose from, we’ll help you find your ideal home.

Viewing the property

Once you’ve found a rental property you like, book a viewing as early as possible. There is high demand for properties in the rental market and if you find a property that’s ‘got your name’ on it, it’s best to move fast to secure it. Contact us and we’ll arrange a convenient viewing for you


Property Application

Once you have found a suitable property, it’s time to apply for the home along with a holding deposit, this is equivalent to one week of the monthly rental amount. The landlord will need to know who will be living at the home, a proposed moving in date, the length of the tenancy and any other requirements you may have.

It’s the landlords decision whether to accept your application or not. A landlord will review all elements of your application so it’s crucial that everything is put forward at this stage. Please note that if you intend to keep pets at the property you must declare this as part of your offer. Any changes or requests made once your application has been accepted may not be considered or may be rejected outright.


Rental Agreed

Once we have successfully agreed terms with the landlord, it’s time to take you through the credit checks. It is our responsibility to ensure you are suitable tenant and are able to proceed with the agreement. As part of this process you may be required to provide the following

  • Three years’ address history
  • Previous landlord details for any properties rented in the past three years
  • Confirmation of earnings, making sure you meet the criteria
  • Employment details
  • Evidence of the past three years’ account if self-employed
  • Your bank details

You may need to provide proof of your "Right to Rent" under the immigration act.


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