Once you have found a property and agreed terms, you will be required to pay a holding deposit of one weeks rent. You will then be required to provide relevant documentation and complete a referencing agency form. Required documentation will consist of; photographic identification, proof of address, last three months pay slips, last three months bank statements, previous landlord reference and employer reference. Depending on the circumstances, additional paper work may be needed. We will then proceed to take up references via our referencing agency. Where required, you may need a guarantor who will also be fully referenced. Occupation of the property is subject to all references being satisfactory.
- To reserve a property a payment of ones weeks rent is to be paid into Fromes (London) Ltd clients account.
- A dilapidations deposit of up to a maximum of five weeks rent is payable.
- Payment of up to £50.00 if you want to change the tenancy agreement, such as swapping tenants.
- Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above the bank of England Base Rate.
- Fromes (London) Ltd is a member of Client Money Protect, which is a client money protection scheme and a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme, which is a redress scheme. Further information can be obtained by contacting (Fromes (London) Ltd.
As a tenant, you are responsible for taking good care of the property. If you follow this, then you will find that in most circumstances, less maintenance is required. You must pay the agreed rent by the due date, even if repairs are required or you are in dispute with your landlord. Other agreements with your landlord, such as paying council tax and all utilities bills, must also be paid on time. Always ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of your tenancy and always advise us of any change to your personal circumstances.
Never carry out maintenance or decorating to the property without the written consent from the landlord. If you are unsure with regards to any issues with the property or your tenancy, always ask for assistance from your landlord or agent. Never amend or break the terms and conditions within the tenancy agreement or move out of the property without informing your landlord or your agent. Furthermore, you must never use your dilapidations deposit as your last months rent.
You must give your landlord or agent access to the property to inspect it or carry out repairs. Your landlord must give you at least 24 hours’ notice and visit at a reasonable time of day, unless it’s an emergency and they need immediate access. Your landlord has the right to pursue legal action to evict you if you do not meet the above responsibilities.