One of the most frequent services we provide at our central Bristol lettings agency is helping tenants move into a rented property.
And whilst this might seem like a straightforward process for some, for others it can seem like a time-consuming nightmare of paperwork and form-filling.
From our experience, the usual route for moving into a rented property in Bristol goes like this:
A visit to www.rightmove.co.uk where a postcode search will highlight available rented properties in the chosen BS area, as well as showing active letting agents.
The most important element to consider when reviewing available properties are photographs – at City Rental Services, we upload images of every property we let as standard. This gives the best information, quickly and visually.
After selecting relevant properties, it’s time to ring agents – but if this is an 0800 telephone number, get hold of the agents’ landline office number and save money on these calls. A property letting agent should give you their direct line.
After being asked a few simple qualifying questions by the agent – such as if the applicant is working, whether the property they require is furnished or unfurnished, the length of tenancy required, viewings can be confirmed – with a hopeful selection of property.
Ensure that key questions are asked of the agent, including tenancy deposit amount required, the monthly rental amount, agency Fee and when it is required (many letting agencies in Bristol take their Fee immediately, but at City Rental Services we only take our letting fee at the end of the process, not the start), and the length of time it takes to move into a property.
One of the main priorities we consider as a leading letting agency in Bristol is to marry up tenants’ expectations with the process of moving into a rented property. It’s simply about the agency handling the property process properly.
The next stages are straightforward for both parties, once a property is chosen by the applicant:
Deposit paid (typically, a month’s rent), References are taken up, including current landlord, employer and Bank status is checked.
City Rental Services agrees a move-in date and check tenant’s requirements.
Time to sign the Tenancy Agreement, pay letting agency Fee, move in – at City Rental Services we provide useful information for tenants of the service providers for utilities.
With the right letting agency in place, moving into a rented property in Bristol should be as simple as that!
If you have any queries about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to contact us here.