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Tenants Guide to Renting

Tenants Guide to Renting

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Cherwell Property can help you find your perfect new Home.

The information contained below will assist you as it contains relevant and essential information pertaining to the letting procedure and mandatory legislations.  To discuss your requirements further why not call us or visit our offices and meet one of our Team.

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Guide to Renting

Tenants – Our aim is to take away all the stress and strain of renting your new Home Cherwell Property will guide you through every step of the letting process

We recommend that you start your property search about 8 weeks before you need to move home.  With more and more people looking to rent instead of buying, rental properties are very sought after therefore once you find your ideal home you need to act quickly

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There is a simple form to complete which provides us with details of your requirements, the type and size of property that you require, ideal rent payable, date required, etc.  We will then endeavour to keep you updated


Property Application

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.  You will then need to complete our Referencing Form which will be supplied to you on receipt of the Holding Deposit. 

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Holding Deposit

Once you have found your perfect property you will need to complete the referencing forms and we will apply for references and carry out credit checks.  At this point you will be required to pay the Holding Deposit which, if the application is successful, will go against your first months rent.

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For peace of mind you can be assured that your deposit is protected in a secured, insured Client account.  We register the deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) and you will receive a TDS certificate of registration.

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Tenancy Agreements

The tenancy agreement you will sign is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement which is a legal contract between the landlord of the property and yourself. You should read the agreement carefully and ensure you understand it fully and if in doubt consult a solicitor or other qualified person.

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Property Condition and Inventory

Before you move in we undertake a full Inventory and Property Condition Report which you will have the opportunity to check, agree and then sign.  The inventory provides a condition rating and description of the property, all of the rooms and it’s contents.

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Maintenance and Repairs

For our Fully Managed properties our maintenance team provide day-to-day care for any issues that may arise during the tenancy .  If a fault becomes apparent at the property, you must inform us immediately as failure to do so may mean that you are held responsible for any further deterioration as a result of the delay. Once we have been informed of a fault we will contact the landlord and act upon their instructions as swiftly as possible – any emergency repairs will be dealt with as a priority.

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