Tenant Information

Our Rental Services

 

Tenant's Guide To Renting A Property

The first thing any tenant needs to do is work out how much rent they are able to pay per calendar month. It is important to remember that in the majority of cases that utility bills, TV, phone and internet and council tax bills are not included in your rent.

 

The next step is to decide how many bedrooms you require and when you would like to move in. Once this has been decided you are able to go and look at properties that match your criteria.

 

Remember rental properties can go quickly so it is important to go and view any of our properties that catch your eye as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

 

Once you have found a property you like in an area you are comfortable living in, then you need to secure the property. You will present your offer to us (usually including the monthly rent amount willing to be paid, length of contract, tenancy start date and any special requests.) Once the landlord has accepted your offer, we require a non-refundable referencing fee of £120 inclusive of vat (£100 + £20 VAT.)

 

The referencing process is an important step as it will dictate whether or not you are able to meet the criteria to rent the property. We use a third party to carry out our referencing checks and they will look at your previous landlord references, employer's reference and credit history. A guarantor maybe required depending on your employment status.

 

Once the references have come back satisfactory the next step is to sign the tenancy agreement (if a guarantor is needed they will need to sign the tenancy agreement also) and pay the outstanding balance, which consists of the first month's rent, the damage deposit and the administration fee.

 

If you have any issues during your tenancy then you need to contact the property manager (that could be ourselves or the landlord.)

 

 

Tenant Fees

In order to move into a particular property the applicant is required to pay the following:

  • Non Refundable referencing fee of £120 inclusive of vat (£100 + £20 VAT) (which reserves the property whilst the referencing is carried out)
  • Then the initial monies due on the day the applicant moves in are:
  • First months rent
  • Damage Deposit (the same amount as the rent) The damage deposit will be either sent to the Landlord or Newfield Estates will lodge the deposit with the Deposit Protection Service Custodial Scheme.
  • £240 inclusive of vat (£200 + £40 VAT) Administration Fee
  • Lease Renewal and Inspection Fee - £60 inclusive of vat ( £50 + £10 VAT)

 

A Newfield Estates Agent will inspect the property on your behalf and complete a recommendation to the landlord to renew your tenancy based on this and your term requirements.

All fees are charged VAT at 20%

We are a member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO)

We are not members of a client money protection scheme.

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