Tenants

Tenants

Sometimes we are all faced with situations when renting a property could be the most appropriate thing to do. You may be staying in the area on a trial basis, not wanting the commitment of a mortgage or simply unsure what cards life will be dealing you in the next 12 months. For whatever reason, rest assured that Domans Residential Ltd can help you find the property that’s right for you.

You can search for a property online above or register with us as an applicant and we’ll do the looking for you.

Properties are generally advertised for rent as unfurnished, part furnished, furnished or fully furnished. See our FAQ page for full definitions of what these terms mean so you know what to expect from a property.

When you are interested in a property

When you find a property that you are interested in we’ll make the necessary arrangements for a viewing and either ourselves or the landlord will meet you at the property to show you around. Whenever you go to view a property there are many things to consider but first and foremost you must consider your safety. Check for things like smoke alarms and ask to see the landlords’ gas safety record.

When you find a property

When you’ve decided that the property is the one for you, we will negotiate your offer on your behalf. Once accepted, we will carry out reference checks on all applicants over the age of 18 that will be residing at the property. As soon as your references have been approved we will make the arrangements for completion day and draw up all the necessary paperwork.

What fees will apply

Whilst no fees are taken from a tenant for securing a property, a description of our scale of fees are listed under the tenants terms and conditions tab on our website, this is for transparency and to comply with the Tenant Fee act 1st June 2019. 

WHAT IS AND ISN’T A NEW TENANCY?

The Tenant Fee Act 2019, applies to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs). If your tenancy renews and a new contract is signed after 1 June 2019, then the letting agent can’t charge any further fees. However, if the tenancy continues after the end of the fixed term (what is known as a “periodic tenancy”) then your letting agent can continue charging fees until 31 May 2020 when they fall due under the terms of your tenancy agreement.

EXISTING TENANCIES

While agents cannot charge fees to tenants (other than permitted payments) on tenancies starting after 1 June 2019, agents can charge fees on pre-existing signed tenancies until 31 May 2020. Those fees include;

  • Should you wish to extend your tenancy in the future then we would require a £75.00 administration charge to the tenant(s). (with VAT£90.00)
  • Dilapidation Deposit –this is for us to hold the deposit under the My Deposit insurance backed scheme. £30.00. (with VAT£36.00)

REDRESS SCHEME and MEMBERSHIPS

We are members of ‘The Property Ombudsman’ No. DO3551. Members of ARLA Propertymark no. M0051060, together with Client Money Protection Scheme no. C0014803.

On completion day

TenantsOn completion day you will be met at the property and can expect the following to take place:

  • You should carefully read and sign the Tenancy Agreement, in most cases a copy of the Tenancy will be provided for you to read through prior to the completion date.
  • You will be asked to supply your banking details for the standing order to the landlord (please note that standing orders are set up 3 days prior to the rent due date to allow for processing of the payment).
  • You will be expected to pay one month’s rental in advance plus a 5 weeks deposit* in the form of cleared funds ie cash, bank transfer.
  • An inventory** will be submitted for your approval and meter readings will be taken.
  • Possession of the property and keys will be given.

* You are required to pay a deposit to cover any dilapidations that may arise at the property during your tenancy. The deposit will be returned to you at the end of the tenancy once a final checkout has taken place and the landlord is happy with the condition the property has been returned in.  All deposits are held by us under the ‘My Deposits’ insurance backed scheme and no deposit monies are released until all parties have agreed on the amount of deductions to be made, if any.

**An inventory is a full description of the property’s condition and its contents. It is very important that you read through the inventory and make any necessary amendments before signing it as this will be the document that determines the condition of the property when you moved in and when you move out.

Whatever the situation or property type our aim at Domans Residential Ltd is to guide you through the end to end process of finding a home, but above all to make your experience of renting a property a positive one.

If you have any questions or queries relating to any aspect of renting a property, please check our FAQs page or Contact Us for further information.

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Letting Fees Information

 

LETTING FEES WHERE APPLICABLE

The asking rent does not include letting fees. Depending on your circumstances and the property you select, Domans Residential may also apply the following upfront fees, all fees are plus VAT.

We strongly advise applicants to check agents fees first before securing a property and they should be clearly advertised as above as per new legislation 1st November 2013. 

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