Steps to renting
Renting a property through Cantell & Co is simple with the help of professional and experienced letting agents. You will have the continuity of one person looking after you through the referencing and moving in process. All costs are discussed upfront and we will provide you with a ‘How to Rent’ guide which explains the process in detail; very useful if you are new to renting.
Finding the right property
Decide on a budget, what you are comfortable spending each month factoring in your utility bills and the council tax.
Look at your preferred move in date – most properties are shown 6 to 8 weeks before their availability date – though some may be available sooner.
You probably have an idea of number of bedrooms needed, your ideal location and the length of tenancy you would like.
Let us know all of the above and we can help you find a good match
Making an offer
Once we have helped you find a property you like –
Let us know the level of your offer, your proposed move in date and how long you wish the tenancy to be for.
You may have conditions of an offer, for instance that the bedroom is painted; make it clear in writing what you are basing your offer on.
We will ask you to make a commitment deposit – usually for two weeks rent, once received the property will be taken off the market and this will be taken off the first month’s rent.
- If you retract your offer your commitment deposit will be passed to the Landlord as compensation.
At this stage we ask for our administration fee of £180.00 inclusive of VAT and a referencing of £28.20 inclusive of VAT per person. If you need a guarantor, at this stage this can arranged for no additional charge.
Whilst we have received the above monies we will start the referencing – this will be undertaken by an independent referencing company.
We prepare and send you the Tenancy Agreement to sign, this should always be read very carefully and do not hesitate to call us if you have any queries before signing.
And we will be busy organising a professional clean and booking an independent inventory clerk who will note the condition of the property you are moving into.
Before your move in day we will need your move in monies as cleared funds in our account, which include a security deposit of 6 weeks’ rent and the rest of your first month’s rent.