Renting a property through DEAN & CO.
We take great pleasure getting people moved into their new home. Whether staying in a property for 6 months or 6 years, it is still your home for that period of time. If there is a problem at the property (which hopefully there won’t be) we want to know about it, so we can rectify it as soon as possible.
We ensure that we have a good working relationship with our tenants and are pleased to report positive feedback compared to a number of our rivals. Although we have a dedicated lettings co-ordinator that will help you with any questions or issue you may have, all of our staff are approachable and amenable.
If you are looking for a property to rent, then make sure you give us a call with your criteria so we can let you know of any new properties. We will need some information from you as well, including your employment status, how many people would be living in the property, let us know if you have any pets or if you are in receipt of any housing benefit. Also, when you need to move by? Do you need to give notice to you current landlord?
One of our staff will be happy to show you any property we currently have available. We often accommodate evening and weekend viewings as we appreciate it’s not always easy to view properties around a busy work schedule. Our staff will be able to answer any questions that you may have on a viewing and advise you on the local area also.
If you view a suitable property with us, and the landlord is agreeable with your position and timescale, we would require a holding deposit of £250 in order to secure the property in the interim whilst referencing is undertaken. (Please note, we do not accept card payments).
At the point we receive your holding deposit, you will be given referencing forms to complete. We will need references from your employer and current landlord (if applicable) and will also carry out financial checks including a credit check. Once the referencing is complete, we confirm your acceptance and moving in details.
MOVE IN & FUNDS REQUIRED
You will be required to pay one months rent in advance as well as a dilapidation deposit equivalent to 6 weeks rent and administration fee of £200 including vat per adult tenant which incorporates schedule of condition, contract and referencing. All fees will be agreed prior to you placing your holding deposit for the property. These fees will be required in cleared funds prior to your move day. For managed lets only there will be a £30 including vat renewal contract fee for each new contract supplemental to the initial contract.
You will be required to come into the office on the day the tenancy begins. Here you will go through the assured shorthold tenancy with one of our staff, sign your contract, take a copy of the schedule of condition and take your keys! You will have 7 days to return your schedule of condition with any discrepancies annotated on your copy.
If we are managing the property, then feel free to contact us anytime with any issues that may arise. If the landlord is managing the property, their contact details will be given to you along with your copies of the contract & schedule of condition.
ALL MONIES HELD ARE DONE SO UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PROPERTY REDRESS SCHEME AS SET OUT BY THE PROPERTY OMBUDSMAN AS WELL AS ARLA, BOTH OF WHICH WE ARE REGISTERED/MEMBERS OF.
ALL DILAPIDATION DEPOSITS RECEIVED ARE REGISTERED AND PLACED WITH THE DEPOSIT PROTECTION SERVICE.