We offer a professional and helpful service to help you find the right home. Please find below some useful information that will guide you through the process of renting with Anthony and Co:
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Finding a property
We will work with your requirements to source the most ideal property within the location you wish to live. The rental market moves at such a fast pace, we would recommend searching 30 days prior to your intended move date, as most Landlords will not hold their property for longer than this period.
We work proactively to source suitable properties that are currently available and also search what may be coming to market soon.
We our very flexible with our viewing times available, including options to view in the evening as well as weekends. Normally, you will be met by a representative from our agency, however some Landlords opt to carry out their own viewings. We will of course let you know who you will be meeting at the point of booking the appointment and be ready to answer any questions you may have regarding the property.
Once you have settled on a property you wish to rent, the next stage is to carry out referencing of all applicants. This normally requires satisfactory references from your employer, a previous landlord and a credit check so that we may assess your financial suitability and credit worthiness.
In cases where we are not fully able to establish Tenant worthiness based on previous history of renting, the Landlord may also request a guarantor. In some cases the Landlord may place some restrictions on the Tenancy applicable to those who smoke, have children or pets. You will be made aware of this before we start the referencing process.
Once you have been officially accepted and a tenancy has been confirmed, we will book in the check in date. We will also require any outstanding rent and bond before the tenancy start date. All necessary paperwork shall be prepared on behalf of both yourself and the Landlord and will need to be signed before keys can be released. Where we manage the property, you will also be provided with a detailed inventory to sign on the day, and you will have from this point seven days to advise us of any discrepancies you feel should be noted and taken into consideration at the end of the Tenancy.
A bond, also known as a tenancy deposit is collected to be held as security to cover against any damages or general breach of your Tenancy agreement. This usually equates to 1.25 s rent although many Landlords are satisfied with a minimum of one month’s rent. Legally, deposits are required to be lodged with an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and we will provide the prescribed information on behalf of the Landlord to advise which scheme this will be.
Transfer of Utilities and Council Tax
As part of your Tenancy, Gas, Electric, Water, Telephone and Council Tax accounts will need to be transferred into your name. We work with Tenant shop who provide an excellent service and can help you achieve this in the most efficient way. Alternatively, we will provide the necessary contact information to all providers so that you may do this yourself.
When renting a property, it is very important to make sure that you are covered by insurance for any damages that may occur. The Landlord may also make it a condition of the tenancy that you must take out Tenant’s liability insurance before a Tenancy can be agreed and this covers you in the event that you accidentally damage items, fixtures or fittings belonging to the Landlord, a cover which Landlords are unable to obtain themselves.
Rents are paid by standing order or direct debit unless otherwise agreed by the Landlord/Agent and are is payable per calendar month.