Looking to Rent?

Edward Clark Estates in Grays tenants moved in

As mortgages are harder to come by in this current climate it is becoming ever more popular to rent. With the rental property prices at an all time high here at Edward Clark Estates we take the right steps to ensure you can comfortably afford what you are renting alongside your day to day living expenses. Take a look at our rental guide below to make the process easier for you.

Viewing Property: If you are in rented accommodation at the moment you will need to give one month’s notice in writing prior to your rent due date. Please bear this in mind when viewing. If this is your first time renting then make sure you have one month’s rent as deposit and one month’s rent in advance.

Agreeing a Property: If you have special requirements i.e. smoker, have any pets or are in receipt of local housing benefit make sure the property you like is acceptable to these conditions. If you are in receipt of local housing benefit or have a low income to rent ratio then also make sure you have a guarantor in place. Beware if you do have pets you may be liable to pay an additional pet deposit.

Guarantors: To be acceptable as a guarantor you must be a UK resident, have an acceptable tenancy application score, have a good credit history with no CCJ’s/CD’s/Bankruptcy/IVA’s and have a monthly income of three x the monthly rental amount.

References: Once agreed on a property and a price, you will then be asked to fill out your reference forms. There will be a charge for this. This is to ensure you can afford the property and obtain existing Landlord references from you.

Check In: Now all your references have come back acceptable it is time to check you into the property. You need to bring along one month’s rent as deposit plus one month’s rent in advance in cleared funds. Go through your inventory with the agent, then read and sign your tenancy agreement. Obtain meter readings and write to the utility providers. Happy Moving!

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