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Step by step guide on renting through Geoffrey Matthew

Call or Email to book a viewing

We will ask some brief questions on who will be renting the property and their contact details.  We will then arrange a convenient time for you to view.

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Register Your Interest

Once you have seen the property that you wish to rent we will put your offer to the landlord and agree in principal the terms of the let. At this point you will be required to pay a holding deposit (one weeks rent payment) and complete our application forms.

Documents we require

To allow to process your application we will require:

Two forms of photo ID (Driving Licence & Passport)
Proof of current residency Original recent Council Tax Bill, Utility bill (excluding mobile phone), bank/building society bill.
Three months bank statements or 3 months payslips
Most recent P60
Completed application form to send to Homelet.

Referencing

Your application will be sent to Homelet our referencing agency. Your employer and current landlord/letting agent will be contacted as well as your previous employer if you have recently changed jobs. If you are self employed we will need to contact your accountant.

In order to speed up the referencing process, it will help if you make the above individuals aware that you intend to use them for a reference and to expect to receive communication from Homelet to validate the information you have provided us with.

Tenancy Agreement

Once you have passed the credit checks and referencing, we will agree the move in date with the landlord. Once the move in date has been agreed we will draw up the tenancy agreement and arrange for you to visit our office to sign all of the relevant paperwork.

Rent

Before moving in the first months rent must be paid in full to the letting agent on or before the commencement date of the tenancy agreement.

After the first month the rent will be due every month on or before the date agreed in the tenancy agreement.

Deposit

The deposit must be paid in advance of moving into the property and is taken as a security to protect the landlord against any damages that could be made during the tenancy.

After a final inspection of the property providing there is no damage and that the property has been left clean and in a satisfactory condition, the deposit will be returned to the tenant.

Throughout the tenancy the deposit is protected by law within a registered scheme. We register all of our deposits with DPS.

Moving Day

All documents will be sent to you via email to sign and return.  We will make a convenient time and day to run through the remaining paperwork and arrange the collection of your keys.