Finding a property
To start with, you will need to provide your details and the kind of property you require. Using these, our agents can now search and come up with properties for sale or rent in east London that will suit your needs perfectly. You should begin searching for a property as soon as you desire to move, preferably within a minimum of one month.
Viewing a property
Having a mental picture of the perfect property you want to rent is easier but finding it is usually very difficult. More so, when you consider the location and try to find it in an environment that suits your work life and recreational needs. It is imperative that you should be specific about what you want, need or don’t want. All of this helps reduce the properties to be selected for viewing. Lots of new properties for sale in east London are regularly listed on our website and as soon as you find a suitable one, you are required to place a holding deposit. The holding deposit should be worth one week’s rent and it is a sign of good intention on your part.
Credit & reference checks
As soon as your holding deposit is received, a reference checks to confirm your identity, incomes, workplace, and credit history will be done. Also, your right to reside in the UK will be verified and whether there is any immigration control you are subject to, that will also be checked. You will be required to provide your evidence to rent in the UK, photograph ID, current address and earnings to make these checks easier.
Tenancy agreement and deposit
It is very pertinent that you go through the tenancy agreement as soon as possible. It is a document that has legal binding-stating the terms of tenancy and the obligations and rights of the landlord and tenant. When both parties agree and sign the tenancy agreement, they become legally bound by it until its expiration date.
Also, you will be given a copy of “how to rent guide” and gas certificate among many others. The tenancy deposit you made will be kept by your landlord just in case you damage the property, breach the tenancy agreement or abscond without paying your rent.
Health & safety
On an annual basis, you will be notified by your landlord or agent to expect approved contractors, who will perform certain safety checks on the property. All of these are carried out to ensure the safety of those using the property so, for no reason should you take this likely. There are many insurance plans available and your agent will discuss such with you.
Moving into your property
When you move into the property, an inventory will be taken, it is a list of all that is contained in the property and their conditions. Both parties must agree to the correctness of the inventory at the beginning of the tenancy as this will minimize the risk of any dispute when the tenancy ends. Therefore, you should carefully check the inventory before signing it. Also, ensure that as soon as you move into the property, your name should be on all the bills and it should be paid on time. Note your meter readings on the day you move in as captured in the inventory, offset them regularly to avoid any mix-up.
Moving out of the property
You are expected to inform your agent or landlord of your intention to move out, do that at least a month to the end of the fixed term. A check out appointment will then be scheduled by your agent to ensure that you are leaving the property in the best possible condition concerning the deposit legislation. After the checks, you will be required to return the keys and fill out all necessary forms together with the landlord. Within 14 days, your deposit will be returned to you if there are no disputes or deductions.
On your part, however, ensure that you leave the property clean by doing away with the refuse, and cleaning the walls, windows, and carpets. Move out your belongings and contact the Water Company, energy suppliers and council tax to settle any outstanding bills.