Information for Tenants

At County Lettings, we want to make your experience better and simpler. Renting a property through us is quick and easy with the help of professional, experienced letting agents.

You can trust us to guide your though property legislations, tenancy requirements and the local area. We live and work here so we are not just your agents but your neighbours too! So if you want to know about the best cafes and restaurants, where to go for a Sunday walk, local parks and schools then we will be more than happy to give you our insights into the area. We believe in having open and constant communication with you. We will always keep you informed with the best properties we find and make sure you know what the next steps are.

A brief renting guide:

Planning your move:

At the start of your search, it’s a good idea to make a list of what you’re looking for. Do you want a furnished or unfurnished home? How many bedrooms do you need? What transport links are important to get to work? Is access to outside space a priority? And, most importantly, how much are you prepared to pay? This is also a good time to confirm any referees or guarantors you may need, to save any delay later.

Once you have a clear idea of what your requirements are, take a look at our current rentals and call our team for a chat. We love to hear from you and can often inform you of properties due to come onto the market soon.

Book a viewing:

Book a viewing with us to take a look at your selected property. We try to be as flexible as possible with viewings, offering evening and Saturday viewings where we can, so get in touch!

The paperwork:

Once you’ve found your ideal property, you will need to complete a written application and offer to rent. At this time any details or requirements can be agreed including occupancy date and duration of the tenancy.

County Lettings will take references on behalf of the landlord. Normally, this will include your employment and earnings confirmation, a standard credit check and any former landlord references.

Rents are usually quoted on a calendar month basis. In addition, the tenant is normally responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas and Electricity. When your references have been checked and any guarantors signed up, the tenancy agreement is drawn up for signature. At this point, the rent for the first period will become due and a deposit will need to be paid in advance of occupation. Thereafter, rents are payable by monthly standing order (unless alternative arrangements are agreed in advance). We hold the deposit on behalf of the landlord, protected by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, so you can be assured that it will be returned as long as the rent is paid and there is no damage to the property.

Ordinarily, you will need to earn three times the rent payable and that can be divided up with the number of working occupants (prospective tenants) going to live in the property. A clean credit records is also required but you can always add a guarantor if the above criteria is not met.

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