We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and houses throughout
'South East Essex'. Please click on 'Properties' above to view
a shortlist, although our properties changes daily 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 fire safety
- Tenancy deposits (bonds) are held in a designated Client Account in accordance with current RICS Code of Practice. Deposits taken after 6/4/07 will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations.
You can use the menu bar above to find other related information.
Guide for Tenants
Finding a property
South East Essex
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 housing benefit claimants. Our tenancies are
granted for a minimum term of 6 months.
If you are looking for a property to rent outside YOUR AREA, please
go to our UK Network page.
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. 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 ourselves as stakeholders in a secure client
account 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 £295.00 inc VAT per application plus £100.00 per additional person. £75.00 for guarantor, if applicable. All fees inclusive of VAT.
Insurance - for Tenants
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 business equipment).
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 boot.
Further details are available on request.