Step by Step Guide
Easy Guide to Renting
Looking for a Property
Firstly you should decide on your search criteria such as how much you are prepared to pay, the location and number of bedrooms. You should remember that letting isn’t like buying a property – it’s usually a much faster process as you are only committing to a certain contract length which is a minimum of 6 months with our assured shorthold tenancy agreements.
Registering with HouseSimple.com
Simply click on the ‘Register’ page and add your details and one of our team will contact you.
When you have chosen a property that you would like to visit simply call us on 0330 111 0070 or email us at the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a viewing time to suit you and the landlord.
The Next Step
If you like the property that you have viewed and decide to go ahead with renting the property let us know. As we work on a first come, first served basis you need to be quick. We will also require you to fill out a form giving us details of your current employment, salary and details of referees.
When we have received the completed application forms, we will process those and ask for references from various sources and subject to the landlords instructions, we will then invite you to sign the tenancy agreement.
It is advisable that tenants obtain contents insurance for the property they are going to be renting as this will not be covered by the landlords insurance.
Subject to the landlord allowing us to go ahead, we will provide the landlord with an ARLA approved template tenancy agreement to sign.
An independent inventory clerk will meet you at the property and provide details on the condition and contents of the property before you move in. Both the tenant and the landlord will receive copies of this.
Rental and Deposit
Prior to the commencement of your tenancy date a deposit equivalent to 6 weeks rent and 1 month rent in advance needs to clear into our bank account. We are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Subject to the inventory check-out report and any other arrangements in place, this should be reimbursed at the end of the tenancy.
Once the inventory check has been done, the lease has been signed and rent & deposits have been collected, the keys will be handed over to you to move in.