So, you have found your new ideal home!! What do you do next?
At this point we will need to take more detailed information from you with regard to the number of applicants, details of your employment and salary, date the property is required, etc and you will need to complete our Referencing Form which will be supplied to you on receipt of our Fees. (Download our fees)
We will need identification for each adult in the form of photo ID and proof of current address – acceptable documentation can include: Passport, Driving Licence, financial statement (dated within the last 3 months) ie bank, credit card, utility bill, TV licence, P45/P60 and Current Tenancy Agreement (dated within the last 6 months).
For Foreign Nationals who require a visa to be a resident in the UK (in line with Right to Rent) we will need to see this and keep a copy on file in order for us to review any conditions that may restrict you from adhering to the Tenancy Agreement terms and conditions ie right to remain.
Once our admin and reference fees are paid no further viewings will take place and the property will be advertised as “Let Subject to References”.
We will apply for references from your employer(s), your current Landlord or Letting Agent (if you have one) and carry out credit checks. This usually only takes just a few days! Once all of this information is received by us, are approved and satisfactory, we will notify you, draw up the tenancy agreement and invite you to sign the agreement!
"A few weeks ago a family tragedy placed me in a position where I urgently needed to find rental accommodation for myself and my wife. I therefore approached a number of Estate Agents, some were good and others were extremely rude and unhelpful. For example one of them failed to appreciate that if you are prepared to pay 2 years rent in advance, one's gross annual income is largely irrelevant. Another grilled me on my wife's disability implying that her disability might prevent me from gaining the tenancy I wanted (against the law by the way). Now the good - From start to finish Cherwell Property staff acted with a high standard of professionalism and consideration. They fully appreciated my wife's disability imposed limitations on my time and availability. Thank you Chris for visiting my home with important documentation. I was kept fully informed as the search for a property continued and WITHIN 10 DAYS I was given the keys to exactly the type of property I wanted. So, a big thank you to all the staff of Cherwell Property and may you attain the future success you so richly deserve."