As qualified professionals, we have accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the National Association of Estate Agents. Stephensons are members of Ombudsman Services Property Redress Scheme. Client Money Protection is provided by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Tenant’s deposits are registered with The Dispute Service tenancy deposit scheme
All properties are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies, usually for an initial period of 6 months. The rent is due monthly in advance. A deposit of 5 weeks rent is required.
We require a holding deposit of 1 weeks rent. Following receipt of the deposit, we will proceed with references & credit checks. The parties have 14 days from receipt of the deposit to enter into a tenancy agreement unless an alternative timescale is agreed.
If the Landlord decides to proceed with the tenancy the holding deposit will be held towards the tenancy deposit.
Where the Landlord / agent decide not to proceed with the tenancy, the deposit will be refunded to the applicant unless:-
On receipt of satisfactory references each adult will be required to sign the Tenancy Agreement. We will require payment of the initial month’s rent & the Tenancy deposit (5 weeks rent less the holding deposit). Payment can be made by bank transfer, debit card, bankers draft or Building Society cashiers cheque. We do not accept credit cards.
Client Money Protection is provided by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Stephensons Estate Agents LLP are members of the Ombudsman Services Property Redress Scheme.
Where a tenant requests changes or amendments to a tenancy (e.g. change of sharer) we will charge £50 + VAT / reasonable costs if in excess of £50.Tenants will be charged reasonable costs for replacement of lost keys / security devices.
All tenants will be referenced by Homelet, an independent referencing agency.
It is a Homelet requirement that a tenant’s gross monthly income is a minimum of 2½ x the monthly rent and that tenants should have been permanently employed in the UK for the previous 6 months. If you do not meet these requirements, an increased deposit, guarantor or 6 months’ rent in advance may be required. Guarantor’s monthly income should be 3 x the monthly rent.
Each applicant aged over 18 must complete the referencing forms and provide:-
Proof of residency :
The Immigration Act 2014 requires all occupiers to prove their “Right to Rent”. Each applicant MUST in person at the office provide either:
If the applicant does not possess these, other documents may be acceptable – please contact the office for details
Applicants please note:
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