Tenant Information

Looking To Rent A Property?

Your Choice Property 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.

Register With Us

The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we will register your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. As part of our managed service we inform the gas, electric, water and council tax on your behalf to make that move a little easier.

Tenants Criteria

We will happily accept most tenants but due to various factors, including insurance, we do ask that any person who wishes to rent with us meets certain criteria. If you are retired (Proof of assets, pension, savings etc..) If you are working must be in employment for at least one full year. You must have rent to rent in the UK. You must be over the age of 18

Tenant Information

Prospective tenant

Once you have decided on a property, you will need to complete your details in a prospective applicant form.  Once you have completed this form, we will process your application by using a Credit Referencing Company. You have the option to use Remote Referencing, which is an enhanced referencing service which allows prospective tenants to complete their own applications online. You simply input basic applicant (tenant, guarantor or company) details; including an email address and a link will be sent to the applicant, which enables them to complete their reference application online, from work or home, at their convenience. This service will save you time, resource, unnecessary paperwork and will help speed up the referencing process.

If you are accepted as a tenant, we will notify you by email or post. We will also provide to you a draft copy of the tenancy agreement and balance due to be paid. If you are happy to proceed with letting the property under the terms of the tenancy agreement Your Choice Property will require you to pay the deposit within two days of receiving the draft copy of the tenancy agreement and balance. If you do not meet the minimum requirements as a tenant and require a Guarantor, Your Choice Property will ask  each Guarantor to also complete their details in a prospective application form.

 

Tenancy Deposit

A security deposit of a minimum of one month’s rental will normally be required. The deposit is held in a registered government deposit scheme to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement.

Rent Payable

Rent is payable per calendar month, and payable monthly on or before the 1st of every month. The tenant is also responsible for Council Tax, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable either by cash only or by bank standing order to the Your Choice Property bank account.

Income

A tenant must meet the income requirement: Minimum annual income must be 30 x the monthly rent / share. Proof of income must be provided – current P 60, employment contract or wage slips (last three months).

The Guarantor option

If you don’t meet some of the requirements then all is not lost. We have another option available to you – a Guarantor.

If you find that you need a Guarantor, no matter what the circumstances, they must be a U.K. home owner and must be earning or receiving in pensions (or a combination) 36 x the monthly rent. The Guarantor will also need to complete an application form and a credit check with a Credit Referencing Company will be carried out.

Guarantors must be aware that they will be required to sign a legal deed; this deed agrees that they are responsible for the tenancy in the same way as the tenant; the rent, any dilapidations to the property and also any legal fees that are due from the tenant but not paid. Make sure your proposed guarantor understands this at the outset.

Final confirmation
After the initial process and all relevant checks have been completed, we will confirm the details with the Landlord. When we are happy to proceed with the tenancy, we will email you the draft lease agreement and confirmation of the balance payable on move in date.

Move in
When all due funds are cleared, and the tenancy agreement has been checked and signed you will receive the keys to your property. A copy of the inventory check-in report and tenancy information pack will be sent to you. Should you have any comments or questions, they should be raised as soon as possible after receipt.

During your tenancy
Your Choice Property will be your first point of contact for any issues relating to a managed property. We will do our very best to resolve any issues or concerns you may have. If you have any maintenance or other issues to report please contact us.

Extending or ending your tenancy
Before your tenancy finishes, we will ask if you wish to extend your tenancy. We will advise you on the procedure to extend. If you decide to end your tenancy and once we have received your notice to end within the correct terms of the lease, we will advise you on the procedure to end the tenancy.