What happens when I find a property to rent?
Once you have found a property to rent, all parties will need to complete an application form.
The information provided will used to take up references which are carried out by Kings & Co Lettings. There are no application fees but a *refundable holding fee equivalent to one weeks rent may be payable. If the tenancy goes ahead, the holding fee will be used as part payment of the first month’s rent *Should the application fail due to false or misleading information, failing a right to rent check or if you pull out of the application then 50% of the holding fee will be refunded.
What kind of tenancy agreement will I sign?
The most regularly used agreement is an Assured Short-hold Tenancy Agreement. This agreement will be for an initial fixed term usually of six months, after which the tenancy will lapse automatically into a periodic month-to-month basis unless a further contract by either the tenant or landlord is required.
What costs are involved, rent & damage deposit?
One month and a security deposit equivalent to five weeks rent. Your deposit will be protected with the Deposit Protection Service.
What happens when I move into the property?
Once you have been successful, a date will be set for the tenancy to commence.
Contracts and documents will be sent electronically for signing and keys will then be collected from our office on the start date of the tenancy. Monies need to be paid by cash or credit transfer on the day of signing and prior to the property keys being released.
You will be required to complete a standing order mandate, for rental payments which will be collected on a monthly basis from your bank account on the rent due date. This date should be the same as the tenancy start date unless a prior agreement is reached.
We will take meter readings and contact the relevant utility, council tax and water companies and advise them of your occupation. It will be your responsibility to ensure that you are contacted by them within 4 weeks, if not you will then need to contact them directly.
It will be your responsibility to take out insurance to cover your own contents and personal possessions irrespective of the property type whether house, flat or apartment. You can also get a quote from our recommended partner here.
During your tenancy there may be a repair needed. Although it is the responsibility of the landlord to attend to all major repairs you will be required to attend to minor jobs such as changing light bulbs and fuses.
If you require maintenance please complete our form.
What happens when the tenancy comes to an end?
You or the landlord may give notice to end the tenancy at any time to expire at the end of the fixed term or thereafter. On the part of the tenant, one month’s notice is required and two months from the landlord, both from the rent due date and in writing. We will inspect the property on the day you leave. At the beginning of the tenancy you will be given an inventory and condition report, this will be re-checked on your departure. The outcome of the inspection will determine the amount of your damage deposit that will be returned. The refund will be undertaken as soon as possible.
Our team looks forward to hearing from you and helping you find a property to rent in Norwich and the surrounding area.