with Barton Wykes
1Once you’ve seen a suitable property, we’ll ask you to pay a holding deposit.
This is equivalent to 1 week’s rent and is non-refundable should your application fail or you withdraw at any stage. The holding deposit goes against your first month’s rent when you move in.
2You’ll then need to complete a tenant application form and return it to our office.
Within 48 hours with two forms of ID (one must include a photo). We use an external agency to take up your references and this can take between 48 hours and several days depending on how quickly your referees respond and whether you need a guarantor.
3Once we’ve received satisfactory references, we’ll contact you to book an appointment.
For all tenants and guarantors come into our office to sign the Tenancy Agreement. This will take approximately 30 minutes and 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. You can pay in cash or by bank transfer.
4We will hand over the keys to your new home!
Once your tenancy is agreed and payment for the first month’s rent and deposit has been received.
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
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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Get in touch
For all enquiries, please contact the team at Barton Wykes.