Flats and houses to rent Stafford - contact Open House Lettings in the first instance and provide us with full details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. This can be done by Registering with us (online enquiry form) We can 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 into the property.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Rents are normally quoted per calendar month, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order and there may be a charge for late payment.
I have viewed a property and would like to take it?
Excellent! You will be required at this point to pay a referencing administration fee. You can do this by calling the office (01785) 256100 and we can take your details and payment over the phone. At this point we will email/send you an application form to complete and return within three days.
How much are the referencing fees and what are they for?
£70 inc vat for each tenant.
Your referencing fee covers the cost of your complete referencing, and tenancy administration fees. This fee will ensure that we do not carry out any more viewings on the property. In some circumstances you may have to supply a guarantor (this is an additional fee of £72 including VAT per guarantor).
How long should I expect the referencing process to take?
Once we have received your completed application form, you should allow 7-10 days for referencing however this may vary. Referencing is subject to Landlord approval. We recommend that you contact your referees advising them to expect a reference request and ask them to reply promptly to minimise any delays. We advise that you contact our Lettings Manager on a regular basis during the referencing process to ensure that we have all of the relevant information.
When am I required to pay the damage deposit?
We will ask you to pay the security deposit upon completion of satisfactory referencing. The security deposit amount is normally equivalent to one months rent for rental values below £600 pcm and one and a half months rent for rental values over £600pcm.
I have been informed that my references have passed, what next?
Upon completion of satisfactory referencing, we will contact you to arrange a suitable appointment time to meet our Lettings Manager or the Landlord to sign your tenancy agreement which will be before you move in. At that time you will be required to pay the first month’s rent in advance and the damage deposit (if not paid already paid).
Your bank details including your banks full postal address will be required at this appointment in order to set up a standing order mandate. You will also be asked to provide proof of address and identification.
How do I make payments?
Please make your payments by debit card, bank transfer or bankers draft. We cannot accept personal cheques or building society cheques without allowing ten working days for clearance.
I am moving in with another tenant(s), do we all have to be present to sign the agreement?
All tenants must be present to sign an agreement. If any tenants are unable to be present they should contact the office beforehand to make alternative arrangements. If it is a joint tenancy all the tenants must make an appointment to sign at the same time.
Will I receive my keys when I sign my agreement?
You will receive your keys at the time of signing the agreement if this is also your tenancy start date and all payments having being received and cleared.
How should I pay my rent thereafter?
All rental is to be paid monthly and payments received after occupation must be paid direct into our account by Standing Order, this will be set up at the time of signing your tenancy agreement.
Will I be provided with an inventory?
Yes, you will be provided with a detailed inventory at the commencement of your tenancy. You will be asked to check it through, make comments, sign and return to us.
So if you are looking for flats or houses to rent in Stafford contact us today.