What references will be carried out on the tenants and by whom?
After our application form has been completed signed and returned to our office we will instructs our referencing team at Rentguard Referencing. This may involve checking your current residence, credit rating, affordability to pay the rent.
What identification do I need to supply?
We will need to take copies of your Passport or Driving Licence, a Bank statement or utility bill.
We will give you details of the utility companies if the previouse tenant has supplied is this, the Local Authority and the Council Tax Band on request. The tenant needs to contact all these services directly to notify them of the tenancy start date, in the case of the utilities, to provide them with meter readings.
Yes, these are available to be seen by any potential tenants on request and a copy will be supplied upon si
What happens to my tenant’s deposit?
Do I need insurance?
How do I pay my rent?
All rent should be paid monthly in advance, through your bank by standing order, using the reference provided to you. Your First month’s rent must be cleared in out account before you can move into the property.
How do I report maintenance issues or request a repair?
Some of the properties advertised by us are managed by us on a landlord’s behalf and some are managed by the landlord directly. We will provide you with this information at your first viewing. For properties we manage you would report any maintenance issues to us directly. For the properties we don’t manage you would contact your landlord directly. All relevant contact details will be provided to you prior to the tenancy starting.
Can I keep a pet in the property?
This is one of our frequently asked questions. This would have to be agreed prior to moving into the property. A pet rent on top of your monthly rent, in lieu of a larger deposit under the Tenant Fee Ban. Please mention your pet on your initial contact with us and on your application form.
Can I Redecorate or make changes to the property?
A tenant can only decorate or make any changes if the landlord has given permission in writing, the tenant would need to write or email High Garrett Properties Ltd detailing this and whether they would leave the changes upon vacation or put it back to before they moved in. We do advise repainting the walls if you have been in the property at least 1 year.
When might I need a Guarantor?
If your financial reference is weak for any reason, we could ask for a guarantor top support your tenancy. This is a serios commitment, as the guarantor will be as responsible as the tenant for all monies due and obligations agreed for the tenancy. A guarantor will need to have strong financial references to show that they will not suffer hardship should they be called upton to pay on your behalf.