Finding a property
We have a wide selection of residential properties in the Plymouth area, whether you are looking for a home for your family or a professional house share, we can help. The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. You can have a look through our available properties on the website, and we will search our database for suitable properties for you to view.
Viewings can be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends. One of our team will meet you at the property, or pick you up if required, and can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Once you have found a property you like we will be happy to help you set up your tenancy.
Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement. Our managed properties are all Gas Safe certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety. Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a ‘Holding Fee’ This is calculated at £150 for the first Tenant, then £50 for each subsequent Tenant over 18 years old (Non-Refundable) . Under 18s don’t need to pay a fee. You’ll also have to complete a ‘Good Faith Letter’ to confirm your intentions to occupy the property and a ‘Tenancy Application Form’. If you’re a company let, the admin fee we charge is £250.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report.
In some case we will need you to provide details of a Guarantor, for example; if you are on housing benefits, or will have difficulty proving your income. If you do need a Guarantor, they must complete the form and return it to us before you can move in. You can download a Guarantors pack HERE. Guarantor needs to be employed and earn 3 times annual rent.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account or your landlord’s bank account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month’s rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent. Once your tenancy is left, your deposit will be returned within 30 days as per the deposit conditions,
Insurance for Tenants
As appointed agents for more than one insurance broker we are able to offer a variety of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including the following –
Further details are available on request.