Useful Renting information for tenants

 Looking to rent?

  • Looking to rent? we list all of our properties onto Zoopla , PrimeLocation and our own web site .Once you have found a property you are interested in please contact the office and we will arrange a convenient time for you to view

Applying For A Property

  • If you are interested in applying for a property you will need to fill out a short application form .Each person who is residing in the property over the age of 18 will need to complete one of these . ( please note applications cannot be processed unless they are filled out in full with the correct details on them )
  • Once we have received the online short application form we will agree in principal the application with the landlord .
  • On return of the completed application form a holding deposit  one weeks rent will need to be paid (the rent advertised per month x 12 months and then divided by 52 weeks)
  • In some instances a guarantor may be required .
  • Please be aware that some landlords impose restrictions as to Housing benefits / students / smokers & Pets (an additional pet bond may be required)

Rentshield On Line Referencing 

  • Once the application is agreed by the landlord you will receive an email from RENTSHIELD at this stage you will need to fill out a more comprehensive application .
  • You will be notified by our office if you have an accept decision from RENTSHIELD at this stage you will need to supply identification (RIGHT TO RENT CHECKS )
  • At this stage if you have been accepted it is important if you are renting to contact your current landlord to give the required notice of termination
  • Once we have an except decision from RENTSHIELD we will organise your move in day.

Right To Rent Checks


On Move In Day                  

Payments first months rent and bond

  • Payments can be made by Bank transfer  . Funds must be cleared though before signing the tenancy agreement and key hand over. We suggest payment 1/2 days prior.
  • Upon signing the tenancy you will need to pay the first months rent (MINUS THE HOLDING FEE ) and a property bond (equivalent to one months rent) this bond will be held in the DPS (unless otherwise notified) for the duration of the tenancy

Utilities 

  • Green Door will notify the relevant utility companies/ Local council office as to the date of commencement of the tenancy and the tenant contact details and relevant meter readings . We would recommend though that you contact these companies also to make sure the details supplied are correct .

Insurance

  • Your landlord is not required to insure the contents of your property , therefore we strongly recommend you require adequate contents insurance.