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Search through a superb range of rental properties ranging from studio flats, to executive detached residences. Once you have discovered the one for you, we can get the application process rolling.
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Ashtons Guide to Renting Property
For those new to renting property, it can often be a daunting process - All this talk about bonds, deposits, referencing & fees is particularly complicated and its important to know exactly where you stand and what the process is. Without the Jargon, Ashtons have put together this plain english guide to help get you pointed in the right direction. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact a member of the lettings team.
Are Pets Allowed?
Each individual Landlord has their own personal requirements as to what and who they would like in their property. Unless stated on the advert, we advise tenants to contact us with details on their pets, then we can ascertain which properties will be suitable for them.
Who Keeps the Bond?
To ensure total security and transparency, it is government legislation that all bonds go in to a deposit protection service account (DPS). The funds go directly in to the account at the start of the tenancy, and pending everything has gone okay throughout your time at the property, you get the full amount back.
Similar to those with pets, housing benefit can often be a tricky one as the type of benefits can vary in amounts and reasons. Disability benefits are usually not a problem, however those on job seekers allowance for example will need to enquire in order for us to get further information.
The Application Process
If you decide to move forward with a property, there are a number of checks which will need to be undertaken and passed in order for you to get the keys. As part of our application process we will complete some of the following: credit checks to see your financial security and past, previous landlord reference, personal reference, previous bank statements, current wage slips, two forms of identification & a recent utility bill. Further information will be collated on the application form which can be downloaded from the above link.
How to Pay Rent
At the start of your tenancy, you will be asked to complete a standing order form which will take the rent from your account and process through to ourselves. If you know that your rent will be late, speak to us before it is due and we can try to make other arrangements.