FINDING A PROPERTY

Our personnel are specially trained and equipped to assist Tenants to find properties to rent that will meet their needs. We maintain a database of properties available to rent and of prospective Tenants and their requirements. As properties become available, our first action is to contact waiting Tenants on the database, who’s requirements match the property. Typically, properties to rent become available about two months before occupancy date, so where possible it is advisable to start looking early.

VIEWINGS

Having identified a potentially suitable property, we will arrange a viewing. This will be at a time to suit you, and could be at evenings or week-ends, subject of course to the Landlords permission.

OFFER / APPLICATION

Having decided on a property, you will need to complete an online application form. At this time any details or requirements can be provisionally agreed, such as occupancy date, duration of the letting, etc.

On application, an admin fee will be required. This is a non-refundable fee unless the landlord withdraws the application, in which case, we will return any monies paid.

REFERENCES

We will take references on behalf of the Landlord. Normally these will include your employer, and former landlord. In addition a credit check will be undertaken.
Where a Tenant is unable to meet the required income or credit checks, the Tenant may have a Guarantor agree to underwrite any rent liabilities at any extra fee of £150 including VAT per guarantor.

RENT

Rents are normally quoted on a calendar month basis. In addition, the Tenant is usually responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs.

Rents are payable by standing order (unless alternative arrangements are agreed in advance) to our Company bank account monthly in advance, with the first month’s rent due before taking occupation of the premises.

DEPOSIT

A deposit is normally required prior to occupation. This is normally equal to one month’s or 6 week’s rent. Check with our representative. Where we are managing the property, this deposit will be forwarded to the government authorised custodial body. We will inform you in writing of which scheme is used. Where we are not managing the property any tenancy deposit which is required may be taken by the Landlord.

The deposit is held to cover any breakages, damage or other tenant liabilities. Where we are managing, at the end of the tenancy we will check the property in the presence of the Tenant and assess any damages and deductions due.

Please note that the deposit cannot be used by the Tenant to cover rent.

Tenant Fees apply

Almond Property Management Ltd require a non-refundable admin fee to cover referencing and credit checks.

Initial Application Fees:-

Single Tenant £195.00 (To cover referencing and credit checks)
Additional Tenants £150.00 (To cover referencing and credit checks)
Guarantor £150.00 per guarantor (To cover referencing and credit checks)
Company Let £200.00 (To cover referencing and credit checks)
Pet Agreement £50.00 per pet (A contract to cover any damages caused by a pet)
Contract Fee £100 (To draw up assured short hold tenancy agreement)

All fees are inclusive of VAT

Almond Property Management Ltd. are a member of an independent redress scheme provided by The Property Ombudsman. Almond Property Management are not currently a member of a client money protection scheme.