Choosing the area you’d like to live in
Do your research and figure out the specific areas you’d like to rent in. Make a list of the things that are really important to you, like transport links, schools, access to shops and use these to focus your search. Be sure to share your list of ‘must-haves’ and ‘nice-to-haves’ with us so we can start working for you.
Dealing with Winnie Tree Properties.
Identify the type of property you like in your preferred area/s and let us know. Make sure when registering on our system ensure to give us all your contact details – the lettings business is fast-moving and you don’t want to miss out on your ideal property.
Be very clear about when you need to move into your rental property. If you need somewhere urgently, let us know and we will do all we can to find you a suitable place.
Try to be available and as flexible as possible. Yes, we’ve said it before, but the lettings business is incredibly fast moving and when a good property comes to the market there can be a rush to view and offers are often made immediately. You could miss out if you can’t make yourself available within 24 hours of us contacting you.
Don’t necessarily be put off by details in the property. If you don’t like the wall colour, or the sofa isn’t big enough, have a chat with us. We encourage our landlords to be flexible and accommodate tenant’s requests whenever possible.
If you want the landlord to undertake any improvement works, or add/remove furniture, put in your request as soon as you decide to make an offer. It can be much harder to get these jobs agreed once you have moved in.
Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s
Once your offer has been accepted you’ll need to hand over your deposit. We are responsible for putting it into an approved tenancy deposit holding scheme (My|Deposits) and we will pass on all the details to you – make sure you keep hold of these.
We will need to conduct security checks on behalf of the landlord, so make sure you have details of all your previous addresses to hand. Likewise, let your employer, and any other referees, know to expect a request for a reference.
Fees and charges
When you agree to rent a property you will be expected to pay a security deposit and the first month’s rent. There will be other administration fees that you will be liable for, too, like references and drawing up the tenancy agreement. All tenants fees can be found on our website in the Tentants section.
Once in, you will receive a letter from us letting you know who is managing your property with all the contact details you should need. That way, if something goes wrong in the property, you’ll know who to get in touch with.
Look after the property as if it were your own. This reduces the likelihood of disputes over damage when the tenancy comes to an end.
Remember that you should arrange insurance cover for your furnishings and personal property – the landlord is not responsible for insuring these items.
If the property was professionally cleaned when you moved in, then the chances are you will need to arrange for the same to be done when you move out. Whoever is managing the property – they will want to see a receipt for the cleaning.
It goes without saying that you should leave the property in tip top condition and remove all your belongings, otherwise you risk losing part, or all of your deposit.
– See more at: https://www.winnietree.com/tenants