Register your interest You can register with us by calling our office on 01708 30 30 30 Our office opening times are: 9:00am - 7:00pm Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 6.30pm Friday 9:30am - 3:00pm Saturday Alternatively you can send us an email and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Start your search you will have an idea on your basic requirements: Price, location, size and type of property etc. Make sure to budget yourself and work out your monthly expenditure. Remember there are more than 4 weeks in a calendar month: i.e. £200 per week x 52 weeks, divided by 12 = £866.67 per calendar month. You will also be responsible for paying Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electric, Telephone and Broadband. Our staff will listen to your requirements, which will give them a clear understanding of what you are looking for to avoid wasted trips to unsuitable properties. With our longer opening hours we can offer accompanied viewings to suit you, whether this is during the day, in your lunch break, during the evening, or even at the weekend.
Securing your property Once you have indentified the property you would like to rent we will submit your offer to the Landlord for consideration. We will require a reservation fee subject to any conditions, which may have to be agreed with the landlord. Once the reservation fee is taken then the marketing of the property will be suspended whilst references are carried out.
Referencing Each prospective tenant (over the age of 18 years) is vetted through Rent Shield Ltd an independent referencing agency. Each tenant intending to live in the property must therefore complete a reference application form. This application form asks for personal information and is used to conduct a Credit Assessment. Before an application can proceed we also require two forms of identification for each applicant: · Photo ID such as a driving licence or passport · Proof of address such as a utility bill The reference/credit checks usually take 4-5 working days to be completed, but this timescale can vary. Our staff can email you the forms to complete and return or you can send them by post to us. Juicy Property charges a one-off Administration Fee of £99.00 + VAT per tenant. This fee covers our costs in the referencing and administration of your application for the property you have chosen. A Tenancy application cannot proceed without a reservation fee, photo ID and proof of address.
Signing tenancy agreements once the references have been satisfactorily completed and approved by the Landlord we will arrange for you to sign the Tenancy Agreements. This is usually on or before the commencement date of the tenancy. The Tenancy Agreement governs all rents, which is a legal and binding document. You will be committed to paying rent until the end of the agreed term and you could be liable to legal action if you break the terms of the agreement. If your circumstances should change for any reason during your tenancy, you must inform your Landlord or Juicy Property as soon as possible.
Payment before your tenancy begins you will be required to pay the initial rental payment and deposit (the deposit is usually one months rent, but this can vary). Any money payable to Juicy Property must be paid in cleared funds (we cannot accept personal cheques). Usually the easiest and quickest method of payment is via Debit Card or credit cards. We can accept credit card payments, but these will be subject to a surcharge of 2.25% + VAT.
Moving in when the paperwork has been completed and the deposit and initial rental payment have been paid we will arrange to hand over the keys to your new home. Where possible an independent inventory company is used at the beginning and end of the majority of our tenancies. A check-in is often carried out prior to you moving in to a property and again when you move out. The inventory is to record details of the condition of the property and fixtures, fittings and furnishings. The inventory check-in is paid for by the tenant, and the landlord would normally pay the inventory check out.