We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and houses. Please click on 'TO LET’ above to view a list of available properties.
Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move most properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a 'holding deposit' of £100.00. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this amount will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However, the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college) and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference and sometimes a guarantor. In addition, a credit check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to The Property Shop client bank account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent
In some instances, your application may require a guarantor and you should be aware that this may not become apparent until referencing is conducted. Guarantor fees are only applicable if a guarantor is required. Once we know the number of people applying for the property and your circumstances, we can confirm the total amount of fees that are applicable to your application.
In order to provide clarity of the fees that are payable when applying to rent a property with The Property Shop, we have created our tenant fee chart below which shows how our fees are calculated. Our tenant fees cover referencing, credit checking and tenancy agreement administration. These are due in addition to any rent and deposit that is detailed under the tenancy agreement.
Application fee - £120
This is charged per applicant. (over 18)
Joint Application fee - £180
This is charged for 2 applicants. (over 18)
Guarantor referencing - £80
This is per guarantor (if applicable to your tenancy).
Please note: all fees include VAT. Rent and deposit are exclusive of VAT.