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Guide to Renting:

It is vital that landlords properly vet prospective tenants to protect their property, but it is equally important that prospective tenants know what to expect from their future landlord and home.

Finding a new place to live can be a very stressful activity, particularly if you do not go armed with the right information. It is important to start any new tenancy on the right foot; most people do not move home very often so viewing a new property can be a daunting and novel experience.

Make a good impression:

Be friendly. Your new landlord won't bite s/he is a person just like you and the viewing will be much more pleasant if you get along.


Be punctual. Your landlord may have a number of appointments to view the property so may not appreciate being kept waiting.

Be honest. It is far better to be upfront about your circumstances now, than try to resolve a problem later.

Bring any references with you. If you decide that you like the property it will be much easier to secure it if you have proof of identity with you.

If you don't know, ask. If you are uncertain about an aspect of the tenancy, or the accommodation don't be a afraid to ask.

Knowing the right questions to ask of your potential landlord can avoid a lot of confusion in the long-run.


Our credit check and reference fees are as follows:

£80+vat one application

£140+vat joint application