Whatever type of property you're looking to rent, we will guide you through the process.
How we can help you:
Renting a property can offer one of the most flexible ways of moving to a new area or revisiting an old one. Whether you’re moving your whole family due to a job relocation, or need to find another home while you refurbish your own, or you simply wish to try out a new area before buying, we can help you with our extensive list of available properties combined with our knowledge and professionalism. We will try to make the whole process of your application, referencing and contract as smooth and transparent as possible. We will keep you closely briefed and give you clear timescales so that you know what to expect. We want you to be impressed with the service you receive from us so that you recommend us to others.
We have over twenty years’ experience in Residential Lettings. All our senior staff are trained and qualified ensuring the highest level of ethical and professional conduct. You will be advised of all fees at the outset before you commit to anything. Your deposit will be protected and you will be provided with all the documentation in support of this protection. We will undertake to return your deposit as quickly as possible.
We have a dedicated property management department looking after all our managed property. We will respond promptly to your maintenance issues and try to get matters resolved as quickly and as conveniently as possible.
Should you decide to rent a property through Julian Carthew Lettings, we will make you aware of what charges will apply in advance of committing. We only accept one application at a time on any property regadless of the level of interest. There is an application fee of £250 (incl VAT) for the first applicant and £100 for each aditional applicant thereafter. Tenants also have to pay for the check out at the end of the tenancy. This charge varies according to the size of the property, but is typically about £120. The Landlord pays the higher charge for the cost of the inventory and check in at the outset of your tenancy.
Applying for a tenancy
Prior to starting the referencing procedure we will need the following:-
- Money Laundering documentation - all proposed tenants (over the age of 18) should attend our office (at 12 Duke Street, Princes Risborough HP27 0AT) with the following information / documents;
- Proof of Identity
- Driving licence (current / valid photo-style), or;
- Passport (current / valid), or;
- Military, Police or NHS photographic identification.
- Proof of address
- Utility bill (gas, electricity, or water), or;
- Council Tax bill, or;
- Bank or Building Society statement (for last 3 months)
Please ensure that these documents are less than three months old.
- Referencing authorisation form.
- Payment of the non-refundable application fee in cleared funds quoting the reference number/name provided
Upon receipt of all the above we will be able to commence the reference checking process through our appointed company (Homelet). You will need to complete an on line application form with the required information, the primary aspects of which are;
- Credit file checks – Homelet uses data provided by Callcredit Information Group. Please note that if there are any adverse credit issues present on your record (e.g. County Court Judgement, bankruptcy, or Individual Voluntary Arrangement) your application is likely to be declined. If you have any doubts about the contents of your credit file(s), we would recommend you carry out your own checks first as the application fee is non-refundable.
- Employment verification – you will need to provide details of your employment (e.g. status, gross income, start date etc). Please note that the minimum gross income required to satisfy the affordability criteria is equivalent to 30 X the monthly rental value of the property you are applying for. An income below this may result in the application being declined, or only progressed if a suitable guarantor is provided. A guarantor may also be required if your employment status is not full time, or if you are still within a probationary period. Please note that special requirements apply for income verification with self-employed applicants.
- Tenancy verification – if you are currently living in a rental property, you will be asked to provide contact details for your landlord and / or letting agent so they can confirm the details and management of your tenancy (e.g. timeliness of rent payments, care of the property etc).
- Guarantors – if one is required, they too will need to be reference checked, and will need to provide similar information to the main applicants. The affordability criteria for a guarantor is slightly higher (36 X the monthly rental value). Please note that a landlord may still decline an application if a Guarantor is required.
An e-mail will be sent to you from the Homelet site containing a link to start the referencing process. Please ensure the details of the property and proposed tenancy (which will already be entered) are correct in all respects.
Once you have completed the referencing form and returned it to Homelet, we will be able to review your details before confirming that Homelet may proceed with your referencing and start incurring charges. At this point your referencing application fee becomes forfeit if during the referencing process there are any adverse aspects of your application that you have not previously disclosed to us and which would prevent us from recommending your tenancy to our landlord.