We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and
houses throughout Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Please click
on 'Properties' above to view a shortlist. Property listings change frequently and you should contact
us for current availability or to register
your requirements. Please note that for your safety and
peace of mind -
• All of our managed properties are CORGI
gas safety certificated, and inspected for electrical
safety, and furniture
deposits (bonds) are held in Government approved client Deposit Protection Schemes in accordance with recommended practice.
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Guide for Tenants
Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details
about yourself and about the accommodation you require.
We then search our database for suitable
properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your details so that
we can contact you as suitable properties become available.
It is wise to start looking
about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed
and reserved quickly. We regret that we cannot assist
dss claimants. Our tenancies
are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including
evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied
by a member of staff, who can give advice
and answer any questions you may have.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve
it by paying a 'holding deposit', usually equivalent to one
week's rent or a minumum of £250 (whichever is higher). Assuming that the
tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you
move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it
will be refunded. However
the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason,
or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information
in your application.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from
your employer (or college), and a previous or current landlord.
We may also require a personal
reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be
undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing
company to obtain and
evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly
in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council
Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity
and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our
company bank account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental must
be paid, and will be held by a Government Approved Client Monies Protection Scheme throughout
the tenancy term. This is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other
liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please
note that under no circumstances
can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
We charge £112.00 per applicant / £142.50 per couple to cover administration and referencing
costs, a proportion of which is refunded if the tenancy does
not proceed. For applicants wishing to let through a company agreement this charge is £167.00.
Insurance - for Tenants
As appointed agents for a number of Insurance Specialists we are able to
offer a variety of insurance policies for both landlords
and tenants, including the following -
Up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture, equipment,
furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst in your home (excludes
Up to £2,500 for accidental damage to your landlord's contents, fixtures & fittings
for which you are responsible.
Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to your clothing,
watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables (excluding mobile telephones)
and pedal cycles whilst away from your home anywhere in the UK or whilst temporarily
elsewhere in the world. Theft from unattended vehicles must be from a locked
Further details are available on request.