Tenants

We aim to make letting a property straightforward and stress free. If you’ve got any questions about letting property with us, our team will be happy to help – just give us a call on 01752 546954.

Letting with Barton Wykes

Step 1

Once you’ve seen a suitable property we’ll ask you to pay a holding deposit which is the equivalent of 1 weeks rent These fees are non-refundable should your application fail or you withdraw at any stage and do not continue with your home move . The holding deposit goes against your first month’s rent when you move in

Step 2

You’ll then need to complete a tenant application form. Please give us as much information as you can on the form and return it to our office within 48 hours with two forms of ID (one must include a photo).

We use an external referencing agency to take up your references. It can take between 48 hours and several days for references to be returned depending on how quickly your referees respond and whether or not you need a guarantor.

Step 3

Once we’ve received satisfactory references, we’ll contact you and ask you to book an appointment to come in to our office on or before your move in date to sign the Tenancy Agreement. This will take approximately 30 minutes, and all tenants and guarantors will need to be there. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, and Saturday 9am – 12pm

Payment for the first month’s rent and the deposit must be received and cleared before you come in to sign the Tenancy Agreement, as without them we won’t be able to agree the tenancy and hand over the keys. You can pay in cash or by bank transfer to our account.

As well as your regular rental payments, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments.

Prior to the start of the tenancy

Holding Deposit – 1 week’s rent
Security Deposit – 5 week’s rent

During the tenancy

Late rental payment interest charge – 3.75% of amount owed
Change of tenancy charge – £50 inc VAT
If you require a key or key fob for the property to be replaced, the cost of the replacement key/fob will be passed on to you with an invoice to demonstrate proof of cost.
If you request an early termination of your tenancy, outside of any break clause stated in your tenancy agreement, you may be required to make payment of rent until the tenancy is terminated and cover the loss incurred by your landlord. You will be provided with an invoice to demonstrate proof of the landlord’s loss.

Unless otherwise agreed in your tenancy agreement, you will also be responsible for paying for the following (if connected to the property):

Utilities – gas, electricity, waterMedia – telephone, broadband, television packages (satellite/cable) and television licence
Council Tax

How do Barton Wykes ensure our tenants are protected?

Barton Wykes  is a registered member of the Client Money Protection Scheme, which is a client money protection scheme to ensure your money is handled with in the correct manner. We are also members of The Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme for consumer complaints

Please note that all properties are taken as seen, unless there is a written agreement to the contrary
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Do you have any questions?