Liverpool Residential understand that moving home can be an exciting but stressful time. This guide explains the process that you will go through when renting a property with us.
When searching for a property to rent you can contact our office on 0151 322 2003 and one of our agents will assist in finding you a property. You can also browse our website and register to view suitable properties 24 hours a day. We will then arrange viewings to suit you, up until 6:30pm weekdays and until 2:00pm on Saturday's.
Once you have found a property that you want to rent you will be required to complete a referencing application form and pay an application fee of £150. This fee is non refundable and covers up the first applicant. Additional applicants & guarantors will incur an additional £50 charge. Submitting an application form is no guarantee of a tenancy, and the final decision will be dependent on the responses received and a consultation with the landlord who owns the property.
As part of the referencing application we will need to contact your employer & your previous landlord if you have rented before. As well as this a credit check will be carried out on you. You may be required to supply copies of your bank statement or wage slips to further provide proof of income.
Should your references or credit check not come back with a satisfactory response then you may still be grated a tenancy but you will likely be required to have a guarantor who is in full time employment to act as a personal guarantee to the terms of the tenancy.
Where an applicant is unemployed you are likely to need a guarantor who is in full time employment to act as a personal guarantee to the terms of the tenancy, please contact our office for further details on 0151 322 2003.
To further support your application two forms of ID will be required for each applicant one of which must be photographic. Acceptable forms of ID include your driving licence, passport, utility bill or bank statement.
On completion of successful referencing a date will be agreed for the start of the tenancy and a tenancy agreement drawn up which will need to be signed by all tenants and guarantors.
The first months rent and security deposit which is usually equivalent to the rent must be paid in full prior to the commencement of the tenancy agreement.
On the day you collect your keys you will be presented with a copy of an inventory of the property you are moving into. This will detail everything in the property and its current condition. To support this document photos will have been taken and stored for future reference. You will have seven days from the commencement of your tenancy to make any changes to the inventory which must be reported to the agent along with supporting photographs. At the end of the tenancy the inventory will be used to check for any damage beyond normal wear and tear.
If you have paid a security deposit, this will be protected with one of the approved schemes and you will receive documentation to support this. The deposit will be returned to you at the end of the tenancy subject to any deductions for damage beyond normal wear and tear or for any other deductions that may be necessary to compensate the landlord for any breach of the tenancy agreement.