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Tenants Guide

Finding and letting a property can often be stressful. We know that it’s not a house you seek but a home.

Your local agent will work to find you something special whilst supporting you through the entire process. Our decisions are based on people not computers.

Rather than dealing with a variety of people during your tenancy, your local agent will become your go-to person for life. No matter what you need property advice on in the future, as experts in the local market they are best placed to help.

It’s important that you understand your responsibilities as a tenant so you can simply enjoy your tenancy. We work with our landlords to ensure repairs are undertaken quickly and professionally with minimal disruption to you. We expect the properties we let to be beautifully maintained, we want to introduce you to homes you would be proud to live in.

Before you start your search for a rental property it’s worth asking yourself:

01.

Can you realistically afford?

You want a home, but you also need to live; having monies for bills, outgoings and enjoying yourself is essential.

02.

Location vs budget?

Do some research on rental properties in your preferred location and ask the advice of your local Keller Williams agent. You may need to make a compromise but it’s better than struggling to meet your financial commitments.

03.

What kind of property do you need?

If you can be flexible, you will have more opportunities, as demand for rental property is high. Families will have different priorities to those who are single; focus on your needs rather than your wants.

04.

What’s in your future?

No one has a crystal ball and life can certainly take us in directions we never imagined, but before you start to view, you need to have an idea of the type of tenancy you’re looking for. Typically, it’s a twelve-month term for properties let under assured shorthold tenancies, but some landlords prefer shorter or longer contracts, and some are even happy to include break clauses and notice periods. Discuss your needs and concerns with your local agent and we can ensure that the tenancy fits your future plans.

05.

Do you have references?

Have you placed yourself in a good position to move? Remember, you will be asked for references and also details of your current employer. Having these things in place will speed up the process and also make it easier.

06.

Are you ready to move?

We know the deposit is a big investment, it’s normally one or two months’ rent. You will need this ready to transfer should you see a property you like – remember, you also need to budget for moving costs and other expenses.

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