Tenants

Renting a property these days can seem daunting. Let Me will help you find your perfect home and steer you through the whole legal process. We will answer all your questions and help to make your move as stress free as possible.    

Making the decision to rent

Let Me is a new and refreshing way to rent a property. We do everything on line and make it as easy as possible for you to find your perfect home. We rent properties to all sorts of tenants in all sorts of circumstances but remember you will need to be over the age of 18 to enter into a tenancy agreement.

Our Fees

We keep our fees as simple as possible. In order to reserve a property you will need to pay our administration fee of £135, this is our general administration fee for processing your application. A reference fee of £120 per per tenant/guarantor; This fee is for undertaking all the necessary references for each tenant and if necessary the guarantor. This may include credit checks, bank reference, verification of income and previous Landlord. It should be noted that these fees do not form any part of the tenancy agreement in terms of rent collection or deposit.

Unfortunately we cannot refund this fee in the event that the tenancy does not go ahead due to change of circumstances, unsuitable references or where the applicant has furnished false or misleading information.

A Contract Fee of £120 per property is payable on signature of the Tenancy Agreement. This fee is for drawing up the Tenancy Agreement.

Other fees may become payable during your tenancy and we are happy to discuss these with you prior to you taking up a tenancy. An additional deposit will be required if the Landlord agrees for you to have a pet at the property.

The Tenancy Agreement

 Normally your tenancy will be for a minimum fixed term of 6 months. Longer periods can be negotiated with the Landlord. The tenancy will be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy under the 1988 Housing Act although other forms of tenancy can be arranged under certain circumstances.

Security deposit

A security deposit equivalent to one and a half months rent is payable in advance. The Landlord may request a larger deposit amount in certain circumstances. The deposit is refundable at the end of the tenancy subject to the property being vacated in an acceptable condition.

Tenant Deposit Scheme

Most tenants in the private sector give their landlords a deposit against possible non-payment of rent or damage to property. It is unusual for there to be a problem at the end of a tenancy but unfortunately it does somemtimes happen. This can cause much hardship and inconvenience to both landlord and tenant.

The Housing Act 2004 made provision for both the protection of tenancy deposits and the resolution of disputes over their return. The legislation came into effect on 6 April 2007. After that date all deposits taken for Assured Shorthold Tenancies must be covered by a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are a number of Government backed schemes. Your deposit will be protected by the Deposit Protection Service. You can find a useful guide in our Downloads section or you can click here: DPS

Paying the rent

All rents are payable monthly, in advance and are collected by standing order.

What references will be needed?

On applying for a tenancy application forms will need to be completed. All information is treated confidentially and an independent credit reference agency will undertake credit scoring. We will also verify employment, earnings and seek a reference from a previous Landlord or alternatively a character reference. If you are self employed we will contact your accountant.

Moving into your new home

The day has arrived. Providing all necessary references have been obtained and cleared funds for the rent and deposit have been received you will be able to take possession of your new home. The Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement will have been digitally signed by the tenant(s) and us on behalf of the Landlord. At you new home we will take you through all the necessary issues including your responsibilities, the inventory & schedule of condition, utilities and repairs & maintenance. We will then hand over the keys and wish you well in your new home.

Insuring your belongings

The tenant is legally responsible for the safekeeping of the Landlords contents and fixtures and fittings as well as their own. Your Landlord's own insurance won't cover you if you accidentally damage their property and it definitely won't cover you if your own belongings are damaged or stolen from your home. It is therefore essential to the granting of a tenancy that you hold adequate insurance (minimum £5000) cover to protect the Landlord. Please feel free to talk to us if you would like further information or advice.