Calling all Tenants
Our aim is to find you the perfect property to suit your requirements with the minimum of hassle.
Finding a Property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. 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, whose requirements match the property. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the properties in the most desirable locations are viewed and reserved quickly. Typically, properties to rent become available about two months before occupancy date. We will hold your details and requirements to enable us to find you the right property. If you subscribe we will send you our weekly list of available properties. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.
To register your requirements please click on Contact Us. Please note that for your safety and peace of mind:
All of our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated, and inspected for electrical safety and furniture fire safety.
All Tenancy Deposits (Bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations
Before we arrange your viewing we are required to register your full details. Our landlords expect us to prequalify any potential tenant. We accompany all viewings in order to meet the prospective tenants, and to establish a one to one relationship. This will be arranged at a time to suit you and could be daytime, evenings or weekends, subject of course to the landlords permission. At this point general details and requirements can also be established, such as the term of the letting, date of proposed occupation and due dates of outstanding costs, e.g. full deposit and first rental payment. Should you require immediate occupation of a property, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this possibility on certain properties.
Reserving a Property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a non-refundable holding deposit (aka reservation deposit), usually 200.00 to hold the property for you subject to contract and satisfactory references. However, this does not in any way form a contract or any obligation upon us or the landlord. At this stage and subject to the landlords agreement, we will advise other applicants that the property is under offer. If satisfactory progress has not been made after 5 working days, due to your delay, then we may re-market the property.
In order to successfully complete your application and prior to any Tenancy commencing, we will require proof of residency and proof of identity (photographic ID) for each Tenant. (Proof of residency can be a utility bill which is less than 3 months old. Proof of identity can be a passport, identity card or a drivers licence). Some Landlords may also require a copy of your contents insurance schedule. If you smoke or have pets, please check the Landlord will accept you as a tenant before making an application. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, the holding deposit will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded less our admin fee.
Any detrimental or false credit information may adversely affect your application and you will forfeit your administration charge as it is non-refundable. When completing the application form, please ensure that you provide telephone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses of all referees as this will help speed up the process. Failure to complete the application in full at the outset will result in delay in processing. The information we obtain may be discussed and shown to the Landlord, so they can make a final decision on your application.
A tenant assessment for each person over the age of 18 will be carried out. Normally this will include contacting current employer and any former landlord etc. In addition, a credit check will be undertaken. Credit checking normally takes 3-5 days but may take longer if there is difficulty in contacting people on the form. You would be advised to let people know that they may be contacted for a reference.
Please be advised that your annual income needs to be at least 2.5 times the annual rent in order to comply with the referencing criteria. Different rules apply with Housing Benefit, so please discuss your situation with our administration team if you have any queries.
Please Note: Where a tenant is unable to meet the required income or credit checks, in some cases the tenant may have a guarantor agree to underwrite any rent liabilities and the same criteria would apply to the guarantors income. Please contact us for further information.
Adamson Lettings Ltd will charge the following fees to tenants where applicable:
Tenant referencing £100 + vat per tenant to a maximum of £200 + vat all tenants over the age of 18 years will be required to be referenced, if there are more than two tenants, the fee will not exceed £200 + vat
Guarantor Fee £ 50 + vat
Tenancy renewals £70 + vat per renewal
Rent reminder letter £15 + vat if we have to write to you in connection with late rent payment, we will only write to you once we have tried at least twice to telephone without success
Cheque bounce fee £20 + vat plus a further charge for any letter as above
No Access Fee £15 + vat If we have arranged a property visit either for a periodic visit, gas check or any other maintenance work and we are unable to gain access due to unattended pets or our access is denied for any reason without prior arrangement.
Pre Check out £ 10 + vat If you require us to visit the property before check out to advise on how to return the property to us
Reference Fee £ 15 + vat If we are required to provide a written reference of your tenancy to any third party