Tenant

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We constantly have a varied selection of properties to rent in the South Manchester area. These range from studio flats from £300 per calendar month to executive apartments and detached properties in excess of £3,000 per calendar month. To search for the particular type of property you require have a look at our property search tool.

You will need to be in full time employment to let any of our properties, we are unable to let to students or anybody claiming benefits.

Step 1: Finding a property

You will find all the properties we have available on our websiterightmove and on the market, we also have a regularly updated facebook account.

 

Step 2: Once you like a property

We will need to let us know the following:

  • a proposed move in date
  • if there are any requests about the property, they will need to be agreed at this stage (like moving of furniture or decorating)
  • if any animals are involved, they should be declared
  • if you have know any bad credit score or any bad debt (CCJ) you need to declare it

It is important to let us know at this stage all the above as allowing them is at the landlord discretion. 

Step 3: Reserve a property

To reserve a property you will need to bring along a number of documents and make payments as detailed below.

The documents are:

  • Passport / Visa if applicable 

    Before a tenancy is granted, you will have to demonstrate your eligibility under the Right to Rent Act 2014 to establish your immigration status and whether you are legally entitled to rent a property within the United Kingdom. At Lewis Phipps Property Management we do not charge any additional fees for doing these checks.

  • Proof of address. We accept utility bills (gas/electric) and credit card statement or bank statement as valid documents

  • Consent form Every tenant will need to sign the consent form (Download from UK Tenant Data)

The consent form authorises us to submit your details to an independent reference company to collect references on our behalf. We use UK Tenant Data and once they receive your details they will then email you an online application form.

After you have filled in the online application form, UK Tenant Data will then contact your employer or accountant and your current landlord or mortgage company for a reference. UK Tenant Data will also do a full credit check.

Step 4: Holding deposit & Agency fee

The payments are:

  • A holding deposit of £150.00.

  • Agency fee for the collection of references and general correspondence.

    1 person £150.00 plus VAT - (£180.00 including VAT)
    2 people/family £250.00 plus VAT - (£300.00 including VAT)
    3 people £350.00 plus VAT - (£420.00 including VAT)

    Should a Tenant decide not to proceed with the letting the holding deposit and the agency fee will not be refunded. 

    Please note: Any payment made by Credit Card will be subject to a 2% surcharge.

Step 5: Book to move in

When all reference have been received we will telephone you to arrange a day and time to move in. For the appointment to move in all tenants will need to attend the office at the confirmed time to

  • pay the first month rent and the balance of the deposit in cleared funds (cash, debit or credit card)

    (Please note: Any payment made by Credit Card will be subject to a 2% surcharge.)

  • sign all the documentation
    • a .Tenancy agreement
    • b. inventory (which you will then have 7 days to check and amend at your leisure)
    • c. Standing order for future rent payments

  • To collect keys

 Step 6: Deposit

A deposit of one month's rent plus £150.00 will be held via Lewis Phipps Property Management Ltd (or the Landlord) under a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme for the duration of the tenancy and is refundable at the end of the term, minus any agreeable deductions for rental arrears or damages to the property or contents subsequent to the final checking of the inventory.

Step 7: Tenants responsibilities after move in

Tenants will be responsible for the cost of all services throughout the tenancy e.g. Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity, Telephone and TV Licence.

Tenants will be responsible for insuring any personal possessions they decide to bring into the property. They also have the option to take out accidential damage cover to the landlords contents.

We act as agents for RentGuardian and Thompson Brothers Insurance who can provide comprehensive insurance for tenants.

Step 8: List of fees once you are living in the property

Written reference: £15.00 plus VAT (£18.00 incl VAT) 
Copy of the tenancy: £25.00 plus VAT (£30.00 incl VAT) 
Late rental payments: £25.00 plus VAT (£30.00 incl VAT) per month

To reference another person 
to be added to the tenancy: £100.00 plus VAT (£120.00 incl VAT) 
New tenancy agreement: £75.00 plus VAT (£90.00 incl VAT)

In the event of exceptional circumstances and the Tenant moves out before the end of the term they will be responsible for the rent until a new tenancy comes into force and a letting fee of £395.00 plus VAT (£474.00 including VAT).

Please note: Any payment made by Credit Card will be subject to a 2% surcharge.