Tenants Information

Tenants Information


Rental & Fee Guide

There are many ways you can look for your ideal property to rent from Ormes & Fletcher.

Our available properties can be found advertised on our website, on Rightmove, in the property section of local newspapers and in our office.

Our expert letting staff will help you every step of the way to find your ideal home, and viewings are available during the daytime, evenings, weekends and even bank holidays.

Once you have found the perfect property, speak to one of our friendly team to discuss your application.

Details of all our fees can be found on the following link FEES.

Application and Referencing

Your new Landlord will be keen to make sure that you are a suitable tenant and that you have the ability to pay your rent.

You will need to complete an application form (online or hard copy) which will give us the information and your permission to deal with part of the process.

To commence the application and referencing process a non refundable fee will need to be paid. Details of all fees can be found in our tenant’s fees section.

To apply and pay online, please click on the following links – APPLY ONLINE / PAY ONLINE<<<[COMING SOON]

Once your application has been approved we can arrange a convenient move in date and draw up the tenancy agreement.

A tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract between the landlord and tenant, to which the minimum length of tenancy will be six months.

Before you receive your keys to your new home, you will need to pay the first month’s rent and deposit together, to which the deposit will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme TDS as per the Housing Act 2004.

The deposit is a sum of money that is held by us the letting agent on behalf of the landlord as security against the property being left damaged or rent not being paid.

The deposit for unfurnished properties is normally one month’s rent plus £100, the deposit for furnished properties for tenants with pets is normally two months’ rent.

Following this rent is collected by standing order from a UK bank account.

Inventory

An inventory is an agreed statement of everything which is in your property and the condition that it is in, at the start of your tenancy.

As the tenant you will need read through and check that the inventory is accurate, sign and date one copy and return to us.

An Inventory can help avoid disputes over your deposit when you decide to move out, and is there to protect both the landlord and the tenant.

Tenants Responsibilities

Ormes & Fletcher expect all our tenants to look after the property they rent, and regular inspections will be arranged at convenient times to ensure the property is being looked after and ensure that any maintenance issues are being dealt with.

We expect all out tenants to:

  • Pay rent on time – normally one month in advance
  • Pay other bills relating to the property – Council Tax, Utilities, TV Licence, Telephone etc
  • Respect neighbours
  • Keep the property secure at all times
  • Report any maintenance issues straight away
  • Do basic maintenance themselves – for example change light bulbs, smoke alarm batteries
  • Inform us if you are going away longer than 14 days – as this may affect the landlord’s insurance policy.

You must not:

  • Alter the property in any way, including hanging anything on the walls or re-decorating without written permission from your landlord.
  • Engage in any illegal activity at the property.
  • Use the property as a business.
  • Sub-let, unless agreed by the landlord in writing.