Tenants

Looking to rent a property?

Northover & Williamson are dedicated to helping you find your ideal rental property. We believe that renting a property is no reason to accept anything less than the perfect home and it is no surprise that the majority of our tenants renew their lease.

With a wealth of experience in the property market, we'll ensure that we find the right home for you, whatever your property requirements. Northover & Williamson aim to make renting a property a smooth and easy process to avoid stresses that are generally involved in moving home.

Our tenancies are initially granted for a minimum term of 6 months on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.


Maintenance Issues

For all tenants renting a property managed by Northover & Williamson, please report your maintenance issues by emailing maintenace@northoverwilliamson.co.uk

Our Lettings team are on hand 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 2pm Saturday. If you have an emergency maintenance issue, please call 02920 797919 If you have an emergency outside of our opening hours, please call the same number and instructions will be provided.


Explanation of our Tenant Fees

There are Tenant fees that may become payable during a tenancy you are looking to enter into. We believe you should understand these before you make any decision about a property or before you decide to view a property.

Acceptance of any offer will be subject to contract, referencing and Immigration checks. You will need to pay the Rent and Deposit that is due under a Tenancy Deposit.

Referencing and Right to Rent Checks - You will be asked to complete an application before referencing can be undertaken, you should also provide an original photographic Identification (e.g. passport, National ID card, VISA, resident permit, driving licence) and Proof of Residence (e.g. original utility bill, council tax bill or bank statement all of which much be less than 3 months old) if you have any queries relating to this please speak to the branch

You should be aware that the need for a guarantor may not become apparent until your referencing (including references for any joint tenants) has been completed. Where a guarantor is required, they will need to complete an application form and provide photographic identification and proof of residence.

Referencing will cover a check against the credit file and public records of the individual, an Anti-Money Laundering check, confirmation of employment and salary details, confirmation of previous tenancy details, right to rent checks, reporting the results of all those checks to your prospective landlord to see if your application is acceptable.

Tenant deposit

A deposit equivalent to a month’s rent plus £100 will be required to be paid at the start of the tenancy. This is subject to referencing.

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 permits certain fees/ charges to be made where a tenant has defaulted on or breached their obligations under their Tenancy Agreement

Fee type Explanation
Default fee for late payment of rent Chargeable from 14 days arrears calculated on the interest at 3% above Bank of England base rate on the late payment of rent for each day that the payment is outstanding.
Loss of key or other security device Landlords and letting agents can charge a tenant a fee to cover the cost of replacing the lost key or security device (e.g. fob, electronic device for garage doors/ security gates)
Payment on termination of a tenancy Landlords and letting agents can require a tenant to make a payment for an early termination (surrender) of the tenancy agreement at the tenant’s request.
Company application fee £300 including VAT

 

Please ask us to explain the application and move in process to you and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have now or during the application process.

Information for Tenants

Download Referencing Requirements
Download Sample Tenancy Agreement
Download Sample Guarantor Agreement

Northover & Williamson is also a member of the Property Ombudsman & ARLA and holds client money protection insurance.


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