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 in Liverpool from us.


Finding the perfect property 

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 5:30pm weekdays and until 2:00pm on Saturday's.  


Tenant application & referencing process

Once you have found a property that you want to rent you will be required to complete a referencing application form and pay a holding fee of one weeks rent. Please be aware if you do not pass referencing or you decide not to proceed you will not get your money back.


As part of the referencing application we will need to contact your employer if you are working & your previous landlord if you have rented before & a credit check will be carried out. You will be required to supply copies of identification, bank statements 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 granted a tenancy but you will likely be required to provide a guarantor who is in full time employment to act as a personal guarantee for you.


Were an applicant is unemployed you are likely to need a guarantor who is in full time employment to act as a personal guarantee for you, please contact our office for further details.


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 bills, bank statements or government approved documents. All tenants must undergo & pass right to rent checks before being accepted for a tenancy.


Move In 

If referencing is satisfactory a date will be agreed and a tenancy agreement drawn up which will need to be signed by all tenants and guarantors.


The balance of the first months rent and security deposit must be paid in full prior to the commencement of the tenancy agreement.


If you landlord has requested us to produce an inventory report, this will detail everything in the property and its current condition. To support this document photos will have been taken. You will have seven days from the commencement of your tenancy to add any comments or photos to the inventory. 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.



Permitted Payments

Before the tenancy starts.


  • Holding deposit: 1 weeks rent
  • Deposit: upto 5 weeks rent


During the tenancy.


  • Payment of £50 if you want to make a change to the tenancy agreement
  • Payment of interest for late payment of rent at a rate of 3%
  • Payment of £50 for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices
  • Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonably incurred costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy
  • Utilities - gas, electricity, water
  • Communications - telephone and broadband
  • Installation/subscription of cable/satellite 
  • Television licence
  • Council tax
  • Other permitted payments
  • Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.







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