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Tenant Guide

Sinton Andrews will guide you through a step by step process to ensure your renting process is as smooth as possible. Not all agents are regulated, so it is important to choose someone who can offer high standards and professionalism. We are proud to have been an affiliated ARLA agent for over 15 years, which ensures regular training sessions for all our staff who will be looking after you.  This includes being part of the Client Money Protection Scheme which provides compensation to Tenants should an agent misappropriate the rent, deposit or other client funds. 

We pride ourselves on a database of quality properties, and our repeat business from Tenants over the years is testimonial to this and the service we provide. Once you register your details and search requirements we can offer you properties to consider that suit your commute and lifestyle needs. Certain Landlords prefer long term lets, and sometimes a shorter term, so it is important to consider how long you wish to rent for.

Tenancy application and references:

Once an offer has been agreed you would be required to make a payment of at least 1 weeks rent as a holding fee to indicate your commitment. Please note that this holding fee does not constitute a tenancy or offer of tenancy but as proof of your serious intention to proceed. Depending on the property we will then take up the following references on behalf of the Landlord:

  • Current Landlord or Proof of Home Ownership
  • Employers/Accountant
  • Character/Personal
  • Credit Check

Each Tenant would also need to provide passports, employment visas (if applicable), proof of current address and three months bank statements. Due to new immigration regulations regarding Right to Rent, we would also require all tenants to bring their passports and employment visas (if applicable) into the office before a tenancy commences. These need to be original documents and not copies.

Tenancy agreement:

Once satisfactory references have been obtained, you will be required to sign an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.

Initial monies:

First month’s rent in advance
Damages deposit - equivalent to 5 weeks

The ‘initial monies’ must be paid in cleared funds by; bank transfer or debit.

Damages deposit:

Before your tenancy commences you will be required to pay a damages deposit of 5 weeks rent. The deposit is held either by the Landlord or Sinton Andrews in a Tenants Deposit Scheme. You will receive a copy of the Certificate of Registration for the deposit once it has been registered within the scheme. We are members of The Dispute Service.

Rent payment:

All rent is payable in advance by standing order.