Letting

STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR LETTING

  • SETTING YOUR BUDGET AND BOOKING A VIEWING

    When you start to look for a property you need to work our what your exact requirements are, location, number of bedrooms, proximity to transport etc but you should also match this what your budget is and using a rent affordability calculator will help with this.

    When you then start looking you can register online. You can also download Holland Property app here which ensures that when a property comes up you will be the first to hear of it.

    If you see a property that you are interested in, then get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time to view.

  • MAKE A DECISION

    If you find a suitable property notify us to ensure that the property is withdrawn from the market. Generally, for all properties the deposit is 5 weeks deposit and you will need to pay one months rent in advance, you would need to ensure that this stage that you have the money to pay for this.

  • COMPLETING THE PAPERWORK

    Once your offer has been accepted you will be asked to pay a holding deposit equivalent to one weeks rent and we will start the referencing process. You will need to provide information to include:

    References from your current employer

    References from your current landlord

    Credit checks

    Providing identification

    If necessary, you may require a guarantor and the same checks will be carried out on them.

    You will then be advised if you have passed all referencing

  • SIGNING TENANCY AGREEMENT AND PAYING MOVE IN MONIES

    A tenancy agreement will then be drawn up outlining all the legal and contractual obligations that you and the landlord must adhere to. A draft agreement can be provided once your application is accepted.

    You will then need to pay the first rental payment and security deposit. Your deposit will be registered with a government approved deposit scheme after it has been paid, if the deposit is to be registered with Holland Properties then our provider is The Dispute Service.

    At this stage we would recommend that you take out insurance for your own contents, we work closely and recommend Alan Boswell, you can get a quote here www.tenantsquote.co.uk/3277

  • MOVING IN

    Prior to moving in Holland Properties or in the case of a let only the landlord will prepare an inventory by an independent provider. This document will detail the full condition of the property and list any items that are left in the property. This will then be used when you vacate the property to ensure that the condition that the property is left in can be fairly assessed against any deposit deductions that arise.

    At this stage you may also wish to consider insuring your own items in the property, your landlord is responsible for ensuring the building and their possessions, but you would be responsible for your own possessions. You can obtain a quote for tenant insurance here.

  • ENDING THE TENANCY

    If you decide to vacate, we would ask you to let us know as soon as possible and we can then advise you on the next steps. The notice period will be outlined in your tenancy agreement.

    The period of notice that both you and your landlord must provide will be set out in your tenancy agreement. You should tell us as soon as you have decided to move out and we will advise on the next steps and associated timelines.

  • GETTING YOUR DEPOSIT BACK

    You will be provided with a breakdown of requirements for the condition of the property before you vacate. A checkout will be carried out and the contents assessed and compared to the initial inventory. The expectation is that it is returned in the same condition in which it was let to you, allowing for fair wear and tear.

    Deductions from your deposit should then be agreed between Holland Properties, you and the landlord.

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