Hellards make the whole process of renting a property as easy and stress-free as possible. Register with us and we'll send you new properties that match your needs as soon as they are available. We are on hand to assist you every step of the way, from your initial application through to your check out. We're here to help.
Search for your perfect rental
The rental market can move quickly, with properties snapped up fast. To help find your perfect home, please click here to see our current available properties. You can also register here to hear about new properties as soon as they become available. When you see something you like, call us and we can arrange a viewing. We may have to ask you a few questions to ensure that the property is suitable.
Securing the property
In order to secure the property, you must agree to pay a holding deposit equivalent to one weeks' proposed rent. This indicates your serious intention to proceed with the renting of the property. If your application is successful, the holding deposit will be deducted from your 'move in monies'.
Referencing and Processing your Tenancy
Once you have found the property that you wish to rent, your initial application will be put to the landlord. If the landlord accepts, subject to references and contract, then each applicant will be required to complete an application form in order to be referenced and Right to Rent checked. If a guarantor is required, they will also need to complete an application form.
Rent4sure will email you an application form to be completed online. As a 'rule of thumb', your annual household income must exceed 30 times the monthly rent.
Right to Rent Checks and the Immigration Act 2014
As from 1st February 2016 we have a legal obligation to check that every prospective tenant and occupier over 18 has a legal right to rent in the UK. You will be asked to provide the appropriate proof (s) as set out by the Home Office, e.g. passport, national identity card, visa, residence permit or other Home Office permission to reside in the UK. We must see the original documents.
Tenancy Agreement (and Guarantor Deed)
We will negotiate and agree a Tenancy Agreement between both you and the landlord. Once agreed, we will send out copies of the tenancy agreement for all parties to sign. You will need to read this thoroughly to understand your commitments as this is a legally binding. We recommend that you seek legal advice if you are unsure of your obligations. All applicants must sign the Tenancy Agreement before the tenancy can begin.
If you require a Guarantor, then we will send them a Guarantor deed directly. The tenancy cannot begin until this is signed and returned.
Paying Initial Monies
Once all of the above is in place, we will provide you with our bank details so that you can transfer over the initial monies. We cannot accept payment by card, cash or cheque. We cannot release keys until we have cleared funds.
Where the landlord provides an inventory / schedule of condition, you will have 7 days from receiving it to notify us of any amendments you wish to make.
The landlord's insurance policy will only cover his property and contents. You must arrange your own cover for your own belongings.
Paying your Rent
In the Tenancy Agreement you agree to pay your rent monthly in advance by standing order. We will provide you with the bank details for the account to pay into. This may be Hellards' account if we are managing the property.
A cash deposit, equivalent to 5 times the weekly rent, will be held against non-payment of rent, damages to the property or contents, or breaches of the terms of the tenancy agreement. The deposit monies will be registered and sent to DPS to hold for the duration of the tenancy.
Get in touch
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