INFORMATION FOR TENANTS
At Clarendon Hill Properties our aim is to source you the ideal rental property with the minimul amount of hassle and one that suits your current housing needs.
Finding your ideal rental property
The first step is to contact Clarendon Hill Properties and let us know the details of the type of flat, house or property that you are looking for. We will also take a few details about yourself and register you on our database.
The property search begins with those listed on our rental database or if there is nothing suitable we can contact you as and when a suitable home becomes available.
With the demand for good rental properties in the area being so high, these tend to be rented out quickly. With this in mind we recommend that you start your property search at least 4 weeks before your move date to ensure you have time and get the best chance of securing your perfect property.
All tenancy agreements are for a minimum of 6 months or longer depending on the circumstances.
- To view our selection of available properties to let please use the Property Search boxes on the right
- To register your requirements please click on the Register tab above.
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -
- All of our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety
- All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.
- Clarendon Hill Properties is committed to protecting your funds through being a member of Client Money Protect, a Client Money Protection scheme.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Fees to tenants
Upon reserving a property, applicants will be required to pay our agency fee as follows:
First applicant: £350. Subsequent applicants and/or any guarantor: £50. These fees cover our referencing costs. We do not charge VAT. These fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited if during or after referencing you decide not to proceed with the property, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.
In addition to the above charges, you will required to pay a Holding Deposit (aka Reservation Deposit). This is usually a minimum of £400. Providing the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the first monthly rental and the tenancy deposit, which are due before you move in (see below).
In the event that the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded to you in full. At the end of your tenancy a check out fee will be charged if an inventory is in place.
Renewal fee - If a landlord and tenant wish to renew an existing tenancy then we will charge £60.
In order to be accepted as a tenant references are required, these can be from a range of sources including your current employer or place of education, a landlord and report optioned from a credit reference agency.
Personal references may also request as may a guarantor. An independent referencing company may be used to obtain and then evaluate the tenant references.
On most occasions (unless specified) rents are based on calendar months and must be paid in advance. In addition to the monthly rent the tenant is responsible for the other associated costs of renting a property which include Rates and Energy Costs, Council Tax and Telecommunications. Monthly rent payments are made either direct to the landlord or in to Clarendon Hill Properties bank account via a standing order.
Clarendon Hill Properties is part of the Property Redress Scheme (PRS).
The minimum security deposit required for all rental properties is one month’s rent which is payable at the time of sign up. By law the deposit is must be treated in line with the Deposit Protection scheme which is a government run scheme. Click on the link for more information. A deposit is taken and held by the scheme and is used to cover any losses or breakages sustained during the rental period. It also covers any liabilities that are clearly stated in the tenancy agreement which you will receive at the time of sign up. The deposit cannot be used to cover any future or past rent arrears.
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