Guide to Renting from us

Guide to Renting

If you wish to rent a property, the letting agent will require the following documents:-

  • References from previous landlords
  • Your PPS and bank details, including bank name and IBAN number.
  • Details of your employment, including your employer, job title, salary, proof of social benefits if looking to apply for the HAP or RAS scheme, etc.

The letting agent may require a guarantor in the event of any potential risk to the landlord.

A guarantor will be contractually liable, both financially and legally, should you fail to pay the rent during your tenancy or in the event of damage to the property.


To secure a property a deposit will be required and this is generally one month’s rent.

The deposit is held for any damages occurring against the cost of replacing or repairing property damaged by you.

Your full or part deposit will be returned to you at the end of the tenancy once the property is returned in the same condition when you moved in (except for normal wear and tear)

Tenancy agreement

The tenancy agreement is a legally-binding contract between you and the landlord. It specifies certain rights to both you and the landlord, such as your right to live in the home for the agreed term and your landlord’s right to receive rent for letting the property.  You must ensure that you read and understand the contract.  Anything you do not understand will be explained by the letting agent.

The agreement will contain the following information:-

  • Your name, your landlord’s name and the address of the property which is being let
  • Commencement date of tenancy
  • Duration of the tenancy
  • What date rent is payable on and when it can be legally increased
  • Utility meter readings
  • The inventory which is a list of every item contained within the property and the condition each item is in, as well as the state of the property itself, on the day you move in. Photos will also be attached to the lease.
  • Notice required by you should you wish to vacate the property
  • The responsibilities of both the tenant and landlord are outlined in your tenancy agreement, although some conditions may vary between properties and landlords. RTB govern tenancy disputes and please refer to their website for information regarding your rights and responsibility

Commencement of Tenancy

  • When the lease is signed and deposit + first month’s rent is paid, you will then be given the keys.

Ending your Tenancy

  • If you decide to move out, the adequate notice must be given and ensure the property is the same condition as the way you got it.
  • The property along with inventory will be checked over by the agent on the day you vacate the property. Any items missing or damaged must be replaced by you or the cost for same will be deducted from your deposit.  Once the rent is paid in full and all costs counted for (if applicable), then your deposit will then be returned.


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