TENANTS

TENANTS

Our aim is to find you the perfect place to live.

Finding a property

The first step in finding your ideal property/room is to contact us with details about your requirements as well as a brief overview about your current living arrangements and employment status.

We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If your property search is not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as soon as appropriate properties become available. It is a good idea to start looking for your perfect place to live about a four to six weeks before you wish to move, as nicer properties are often viewed and snapped up quickly.

Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of six months - tenancies may be renewed after this initial period if all parties are in agreement.

> To view our selection of available properties/rooms, please use our online property search
> To register your interest in a property, please call us on 01733 293900 or email info@progressivelets.co.uk

Viewings

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you. A member of our team will accompany you on the appointment, answer any questions you may have and offer you any advice you may need.

Tenant fees

Upon reserving a property, applicants will be required to pay our agency fee/s* as follows:

  • Single Let - Initial application fee: £200
  • Single Let - Subsequent application fee and/or a guarantor: £50
  • Room - Initial application fee: £75
  • Room - Subsequent application fee and/or a guarantor: £50

These charges cover our referencing and admin costs. The fees above are also inclusive of VAT. Application fees are non refundable.

Deposits

A security deposit will be required in advance too. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be provided with the appropriate prescribed information and receive details regarding the scheme used. 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.

In addition to the above fees*, you will need to pay a deposit which is:

  • One month's rent plus £100 for a Single Let
  • £250 for a Room

Providing the tenancy goes ahead, the deposit plus one month's rent are due in full before you move in.

References

As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer, college/university and/or a previous or current landlord. We will also require a credit reference report.

We may also require a personal reference and sometimes a guarantor. We will use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted monthly and payable a month in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for council tax, water rates, gas, electricity and telephone costs unless you are a tenant renting a room when all bills are included in the monthly rent. All rents are payable to our company bank account by standing order, cash or card each month.

Please note that for your safety and peace of mind:

>> All tenancy deposits are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations (DPS)
>> All of our single lets and serviced accommodation units are Gas Safe certified. Smoke detectors are fitted on every floor and we recommend to all our landlords that carbon monoxide detectors are fitted where there is a Gas Boiler or solid fuel heat source, such as an open fire within the property. Tests are carried out every three months.
>> All of our HMOs are Gas Safe certified. Electrical safety inspections are also carried out and certificates provided under selective licensing. Smoke detectors are hard wired and a carbon monoxide detector fitted when ever there is a Gas Boiler or solid fuel heat source, such as an open fire within the property. Fire exit signage, fire blankets, self closing fire doors and thumb turn locks are also essential. Communal areas are checked fortnightly, whilst the rooms are checked quarterly.