Our highly experienced lettings team at Page & Wells will help find you your ideal home in the location that works for you.
Once you have found a property with us, and the Landlord has accepted your offer, you will be asked to complete an application form and provide the following –
• Proof of identification for each applicant (passport, driving licence)
• Proof of address for each applicant (ideally bank statement or utility bill)
• Holding deposit (equivalent to 1 weeks’ rent)
All tenants proceeding with renting a property through Page & Wells will be fully referenced so you will need to have the following information
• Your employment details
• If you are self-employed have accounts/tax returns details
• Your current landlord details
• Your UK bank account details
• 3 years address history
A full credit check will be run, along with an employment reference, and a Landlord reference if you are currently renting.
We will ensure that all the necessary paperwork is dealt with in a fast and efficient manner to get you into your new home.
Please note that although the property will be taken off the market for you, everything is subject to contract and no exact dates can be given. Please do not book days off from work or removal vans until a move in date has been confirmed, subject to satisfactory referencing being completed.
Holding Deposit - Equivalent to one weeks’ rent
This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including
any guarantor(s) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially
significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and/or Deed of
Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).
Security Deposit - Five weeks’ rent
This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Change of Sharer (Tenant’s request) - £50 (inc VAT)
Per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with
taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration
as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Early Termination (Tenant’s request)
Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord’s costs in
re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement
tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
Variation of Contract (Tenant’s request) £50 (inc VAT)
per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss
results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are
incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other
Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Once a move in date has been confirmed, the tenancy paperwork will be drawn up and an appointment will then be made for all tenants (and guarantors if applicable) to come to the office to sign the paperwork and either collect the keys or meet a member of the team who will check you into your new home.
All move in funds will need to be cleared in our bank account 48 hours before this appointment. Be aware that the need for a guarantor may not become apparent until referencing has been completed, therefore any guarantor referencing fee(s) will only become payable should a guarantor be required. A guarantor has to earn sufficient income and a full credit check will be run, along with verification of earnings. If a rental payment is missed, we will look to the guarantor to pay the full amount of rent. All tenancies are joint and several; which means a guarantor will stand for all tenants (if more than one) not just one specific tenant.
Once you have moved in, we will provide you with all the information you need to live in your new home and who to contact should you have a problem.