Information For Potential Tenants

Finding the right property can be exciting, but can also be stressful. It’s important that you take time to think about what sort of property will meet your requirements – how many bedrooms, do you wish for a garden, do you need parking? In addition where do you want to live? – close to schools/shops/transport links? Do you want to be close to family? What can you afford? Remember over and above the rent you may need to pay council tax, utility bills etc. How long do you want to stay? Our minimum lets are six months, though most are long term.

At Mark Jones Property Letting we like to take some of that stress away. We will help you find the property you want and guide you though the application process. We don’t believe in pushing someone to rent a property if it’s not going to be suitable. Ultimately although we are working for the Landlord, we pride ourselves on going that extra mile to look after our tenants. A happy tenant means you are more likely to stay longer look after the property and make it your home. This in turn keeps the Landlord happy.

Our website is updated daily with all our current properties to let link to property search page and you can also find our lets at rightmove.co.uk and onthemarket.com

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

You can register with us easily either via this website or pop into our Kidderminster office to discuss your requirements. Once you have registered we can update you as soon as something suitable becomes available.

STEP 1

Viewings

Viewings are strictly through Mark Jones Property Letting, and can be arranged to suit your schedule with evenings and weekends available.

STEP 2

Application Fees

If you decide you would like to apply for one of our properties we require all tenants and any guarantors to complete our credit and reference checks. An admin fee will apply, which is £150.00 for a {MORE}

single applicant, £210.00 for a joint application and £60.00 for any further applicants and/or guarantors. Full details of all our fees can be found here: link to fee page. The fee goes towards obtaining references, carrying out credit and affordability checks, checking legal Right To Rent status, drafting tenancy agreements, guarantor agreements, registering the deposit, the checking in and any other works towards the preparation of the new tenancy.

We do not charge tenancy renewal fees (providing all details and tenants stay the same) or any check-in, inventory or check-out fees.

Please remember the admin fee is non-refundable and must be paid before we will process your application.

STEP 3

Credit and Reference Checks

We will need a number of details from all applicants and guarantors, including proof of earnings, photographic and address ID {MORE}

, if applicable employer, previous or current Landlord references and character references from trustworthy and reliable people.

STEP 4

The Right To Rent

It is now a legal requirement that we not only check the ID of an applicant, but that we check all applicants have a Right To Rent in the UK. {MORE}

For UK residence this can simply be your current UK Passport, EU citizens can provide their passport or citizen cards or for foreign nationals a visa or resident permit where applicable. If you are a UK resident without a passport there are other documents you can provide, so please ask us before you start your application and we can help you with the details.

STEP 5

Deposits

Once an applicant is successful we will require the deposit. The deposit amount will be dependent on the property so please check the property description on any of our marketing material or ask at our office. {MORE}

All deposits have to be protected within one of the Government approved deposit protections Schemes so you can be sure that providing the rent has been paid up to date, the property is clear and free of damage when you vacate, then your deposit will be returned.

STEP 6

Rent

The rent will be due on the first day of your tenancy and will be due monthly on the same day each month. For example if you move in on the 20th of the month it will always be due on the 20th. However we may be able to accommodate a different payment date, e.g. to coincide with the day your salary is paid. Please discuss this with us before the tenancy starts. {MORE}

For more details or help regarding the application process then please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can also find more information here;

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/496709/How_to_Rent_Jan_16.pdf

and

Tenant Information Pack