The Lettings Process & Costs for Tenants
At Briggs & Mortimer, we have more than 35 years’ experience in residential sales and lettings. Combine this with a passion for the local area and we’re well-equipped to assist you throughout the lettings process.
Step 1 – Register your interest
Looking for your dream rental property? By registering your preferences, we can help you find out about the newest properties on the market. Simply fill in the online form and we’ll send you details on homes that match your criteria.
Step 2 - Searching and viewing
Our website showcases a range of properties that we have up for rent. Property viewings can be easily booked online or by popping into our office.
Step 3 – Reserve the property
Once you’ve found a property that you like, we require a reservation fee of £250.
Step 4 – Right to Rent, references and credit checks
For every tenancy application, we’ll require your employer’s details, national insurance number, previous addresses and proof of ID. We also require a deposit for the tenancy equals one month’s rent.
Right to Rent was introduced under the Immigration Act 2014 and requires all adult occupants to prove they are in the UK legally before being granted a tenancy. Prospective tenants will need to show their original identity documents such as a valid passport, valid EEA*/Swiss national ID card, valid UK driving licence & original UK birth certificate.
Occupation of a rental property is conditional on all adult occupants demonstrating a valid Right to Rent prior to the tenancy start date. This can be done at the Royston branch of Briggs & Mortimer. If any adult occupant fails to present themselves and their original documents then all occupants may be denied access to the rental property.
Step 5 – Confirmation
Once you’ve passed our checks, we’ll get in touch to confirm a move in date. During this time, your contract will also be sent to you to read and sign.
Step 6 – Inform your utility provider
Moving home can be stressful and the list of things to do seems never ending. That’s why we promise to take care of the little things such as getting in touch with your utility provider and informing council tax providers of your move.
|This is fixed-cost fee that can cover a variety of works depending on the individual circumstances of each tenancy, including but not limited to conducting viewings, negotiating the tenancy, verifying references, undertaking Right to Rent checks and drawing up contracts. The charge will not exceed £350 unless you request or cause one of the specific additional services or fees set out elsewhere in this document.|
|Deposit for tenancy||Equivalent one month’s rent|
|Change of occupancy within an existing tenancy||£150|
|Letter sent by briggs&mortimer regarding late or non-payment of rent||£60 for each letter sent|
|Tenant reference request||£35|
|Tenancy renewal||£75 per renewal|
|End of tenancy inventory check-out organised by briggs&Mortimer||£95|
* All fees unless otherwise stated are inclusive of VAT