Before you start looking for the right property, first consider what your priorities are – location, number of bedrooms, size of lounge, garden, parking etc, and match them against your budget requirements.
Once you have decided what your criteria is you can then start your property search. You can register online with us for property updates or contact us on 01702 443 546.
Once you have found a property that you are interested in, get in touch with the office to arrange a convenient time for you to view the property.
If you would like to rent a property that you have seen, you should then notify us that you would like to rent it out and request an application form.
At this stage you will be asked to pay a holding deposit. The referencing process then begins and as a minimum will include:
In some circumstances you may be asked to provide a guarantor. The same reference checks are then carried out for your guarantor as were done for you.
We will then notify you if your application has been successful.
A tenancy agreement is then drawn up which details all of the legal and contractual obligations that both you and your landlord must adhere to. It is important that you are familiar with the agreement before you sign it.
The security deposit and the first rental payment is then taken. It is a legal requirement that the tenancy deposit is registered with a Government approved deposit protection scheme after it has been paid.
Before you can move in you must pay the balance of any monies owed.
Before you move in, Gateway Residential (or the Landlord) will in most cases prepare an inventory. This document describes the condition of the property and anything left behind by the landlord. The inventory is used when you leave the property to ensure that the condition that you leave it in can be fairly assessed against any deposit deductions that may come up.
Insurance – your landlord is responsible for insuring the building and their possessions, but you may want to take out your own content’s insurance separately.
Both you and your landlord have responsibilities while you are living in the property.
As the tenant you are expected to: