ESTATE AGENTS & SURVEYORS

 

Renting a property through Belmonts is quick and stress-free

 

Renting a property through Belmonts is quick and stress-free. Take a look through our current properties to rent or talk to one of our agents who will be more than happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding the renting process.

When looking for a property to rent the best way to start is to make a list of features you would like the property to have and prioritise them: decide what your must-haves and your nice-to-haves are. In London, on the top of most peoples’ list is the proximity to a tube station or other suitable transport links. Next come local amenities such as shops, schools, restaurants, parks and the journey time to one’s place of business. How many bedrooms would you like to have? Do you want to have a garden? Do you have any particular area in mind? What is your maximum budget? And finally: what is your move-in date? The more flexible you are about the move-in date the better chance you have of finding a property that will tick all your requirement boxes.

When you speak to your appointed agent give them as many details as possible. Be clear about your must-haves and nice-to-haves and be precise about your move-in date. In this way you will speed up the process and avoid losing time on pointless viewings.

The next step is to start viewing the properties. If you have any questions or issues that need clarification the best time to do it is during the actual viewings. Your appointed agent will address all of your questions and liaise with the landlord on your behalf.

Once you have found the right property and would like to make an offer get in touch with us immediately – the lettings business is fast moving and if you have found a nice place chances are more people will be interested.

When an offer has been accepted, we will prepare the details of the agreement.  At this stage a reservation fee will be payable as a gesture of your intent to commit to your offer. If your application is successful this amount will be deducted from the move-in monies (if the landlord withdraws from the offer it will be returned to you).  

At this point, an administration fee will be payable to us. Once the reference stage has been completed and the landlord is ready to move forward the tenancy agreement will be drafted for signature.

You will then be required to pay the first instalment of rent and a deposit equivalent to six weeks’ rent. The process will conclude when both parties sign the agreement – you will then be ready to move in on an agreed date.

 

For more information regarding the renting process take a look at: How to rent: the checklist for renting in England

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/496709/How_to_Rent_Jan_16.pdf