- Once we have found your suitable property, you will be in a position to make an offer to the Landlord for consideration. Please note that any offer you make would be subject to you fulfilling our reference criteria.
As soon as your offer has been accepted by the Landlord, we will apply for references and draw up the relevant documentation which will form the basis of the agreement between you and the Landlord. To assist us in collating the necessary references, it would be advantageous for you to warn any referees in advance that references are required
- In order to secure a property we take a holding charge of one weeks rent. This forms part of your total move in funds with the balance collected after you complete referencing. Holding funds are non-refundable should any relevant person including guarantors withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide false or misleading information, or fail to sign their Tenancy Agreement (and/or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing)
For further details of please visit our Tenancy Costs page.
- A rental deposit is an assurance for the landlord in case of any missed or delayed rent or damage to their property.
This is upto five weeks of rent, and it is a legal requirement that your deposit is put into a deposit protection scheme (we use the Deposit Protection Service), so always check this before signing any contracts.
When it comes to getting your deposit back, it’s a case of looking after the property while you’re a tenant and reporting any problems. Check the inventory when you first move in and add any existing damage that you notice, making sure it is confirmed by the landlord. Also, take photos when you first move in and when you leave, so you have proof of any previous damage to avoid being penalised.
If the property is furnished, remember to take photographs of what is present when you first move in and when you leave. All of this should be recorded on the inventory, so check everything is present and correct.
Moving In - An appointment will be arranged with you to visit our offices to sign the Tenancy Agreement when all references have been received. The Landlord will also be asked to sign their copy of the document. We can also arrange for contracts to be signed digitally.
You will be required to provide the agreed sum of rent and deposit before taking possession of the property. Please note that all monies to be paid on the signing of the agreement prior to the occupation should be paid in cleared funds.
If we have been instructed by the Landlord, a condition report will be prepared of your new home and a convenient appointment will be made with the inventory clerk to carry out a check in report to coincide with your move in day. Failing which a member of staff will help check you in to your new home.
Rent is to be paid monthly in advance commencing on the first day of the tenancy and then on the same day each month thereafter. The preferred method is by bank standing order.
Managing your Tenancy
- We will provide you with access to our dedicated Tenant’s portal. All your tenancy documents and receipts will be stored here.
Where Woodland have been appointed as managing agents you will be provided with a handy app where all your tenancy documents and receipts are stored and any maintenance issues can be reported.
Where your Landlord is looking after either Maintenance or full management of the property we will ensure you have their contact details.