The Letting Process, Eligibility & Document Criteria
I’ve Found the Property I Want to Rent. What’s Next?
To rent a property in the UK, you need to make a formal offer, which we will submit to the landlord on your behalf. At this stage, we will need to confirm your identity, your credit history, your employment status, your immigration status (if applicable), previous references, and your guarantors if required to ensure you meet all the necessary obligations as a tenant. Once approved, we’ll draw up your tenancy agreement with your moving in date, number of occupants etc. and register your deposit in accordance with the Tenant Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS).
1. Find an Available Property
First review the available properties/room on our website, Spareroom.com and the other portals. We advertise on contact us about properties and rooms that are available. We can review the options and your situation and if required arrange a convenient time to meet and view the property.
2. Apply for a Tenancy
If you wish to proceed and meet the tenant criteria specified, to start the referencing process we take some details and obtain proof of identification and current address. References may also be required. At this stage a registration fee is payable, 50% of which is refundable if your application is unsuccessful following referencing.
3. Confirm your Tenancy
If your application is successful and you still wish to proceed, we will prepare a tenancy agreement for electronic signature and agree a payment schedule.
4. Move In
Upon signing and payment clear we arrange a move in date. On the day we will check you in and show you all the important aspect of using your new home. You will receive a welcome pack with all relevent paper work including a copy of the tenancy agreement. From then on we are on standby should you have any questions.