Here are some of the most frequent questions that we are asked by our tenants.
How much do I need to earn to be accepted for a property?
You must earn 30 times the monthly rent of the property. For example, if the rent of the property you propose to rent is £1000 per month, the annual income must be 30 x £1000 = £30,000.
What is a guarantor?
A guarantor will guarantee to pay the rent to the landlord if for any reason the tenant does not pay the rent. The guarantor will remain as the guarantor not only for the initial term of the tenancy but for the entire duration of the tenancy.
How much does the guarantor need to earn?
The guarantor must earn 36 times the monthly rent. For example, if the rent of the property you propose to rent is £1000 per month, the annual income of the guarantor must be 36 x £1000 = £36,000.
How long is the tenancy?
Most of our tenancies are initially for 6 months and renewed for 12 months thereafter.
Are pets allowed?
This is at the discretion of the landlord but usually the answer is no. If the landlord agrees to have a pet, you may be asked to pay a greater security deposit.
Can I smoke in the property?
As with pets, this is at the discretion of the landlord but usually the answer is no. In the case of flats/apartments, you will not be permitted to smoke in the internal communal areas.
Can I decorate the property?
You will need to obtain the written permission of the landlord before you can change the decor of the property.
Will I need insurance?
We strongly recommend that you arrange insurance to cover your personal possessions.
Do I have to pay for a TV licence?
Yes, it is the responsibility of the tenant to purchase a TV licence.
Do I have to pay the utilities?
Yes, the tenant is responsible for the payment of the gas, electric, water, council tax and telephone accounts.