Looking to rent a property?
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details regarding yourself and the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a holding deposit of one weeks rent . If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However, the holding fee will be forfeited if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application. If you are successful in application the holding deposit will be transferred to your deposit.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.You also are required to fill a right to rent form. If you provide any false information the holding fee will be forfeited.
A security deposit of 5 weeks rent must be paid (one week will be transferred from the holding deposit). This is held to over see 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.
Any property signed before 1st June 2019 there is £120 renewal fee.
Once the property is ready to move into we can help arrange your home contents insurance.
City Lettings are a member of UKALA. Our membership number is 188401. As required by law we have client money protection via UKALA. We are also a member of the Property Redress Scheme.