Tenants

Find your ideal property
in Stafford & Stone

We do the legwork to find the right flat, house or apartment for you!

Open House Lettings take the hassle out of renting and make your property search as quick and smooth as possible.

Find it Fast! Use our national property database to search online and register your details to get new properties Alternatively, you can always call or email us --- pop in --- to do the search for you.

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

Renting A House, Apartment Or Flat With Us:

Renting has quickly become a positive lifestyle choice for many individuals and families. No matter if you’re an experienced property hunter, relocating, or looking at renting for the first time; we’ve helped all kinds of tenants to find a property to suit their individual needs and lifestyles.

Open House Letting Agents offer a complete renting service and our team of highly experienced staff will talk you through every step of the move.

With local expertise in Stafford and Stone, our Open House Letting Agents pride themselves on understanding your needs and then finding exactly what you’re looking for – even if you’re planning to relocate to an area that you’re not familiar with.

Unlike some other high street and online letting agents, providing a high quality service is our top priority; so if you need some advice about renting a house or arranging tenant’s insurance, we’ll be more than happy to help.

Why rent your next home with Open House Stafford & Stone

Renting a house is your desire, but what next? Using our local knowledge and national property database, combined with the latest technology, we can help find the house, apartment, or flat you are looking for.

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Find it when it’s convenient for you

Arrange viewings over the phone
or online.

Lines open 7 days a week,
24 hours a day

Search all our properties online
24/7 365 days a year

Let us help you find your perfect home – friendly staff

National property database for those looking further afield

Jargon-free expert advice

Offers and responses communicated immediately

Find everything you need – a complete renting solution

Tenant’s renting insurance services available.
Inventory management provided.

Properties that comply with latest
safety legislation

Tenancy deposits held in accordance with government guidelines

With no hidden costs or charges, we make sure you will
only ever pay the following:

Set up Fee

£70.00 per applicant

Referencing up to two tenants and a guarantor (if required). This includes written verification of employment/income. Previous letting reference or home ownership check. Residency confirmation. Affordability calculation. Full credit history check.

Late Rent Charge
(paid to Landlord)

8% per annum (pro rata)

Late Rent
Administration Charges
(paid to Agent)

£20 (if 3 days overdue)
& £10 per week until
paid in full

Dishonoured Cheque / Withdrawn Standing Order Charge

£10 plus a £5 charge each time the cheque is re-presented

Breach of Tenancy Agreement Charge

£30

Visit when property
considered to be
abandoned charge

£30

Supplementary
Tenancy Agreement
(one will be provided free)

£20

Security Deposit normally equivelant to a minimum of 1 months rent

(1½ months rent for rental values over £600 per month)

To cover the risk of property damage or loss to the landlord. This will be protected in a Government authorised scheme and may be returned at the end of the tenancy.

1st Month’s Rent Payable before moving in

This is normal practice and means that you don’t have to pay rent for your final month.

Pet Deposit Price agreed with Landlord.

If you have a pet and the Landlord accepts a pet, you may be asked to pay a further deposit to cover the added risk of property damage. This will be protected with your security deposit in a Government authorised scheme and may be returned at the end of the tenancy.

Please remember Open House Lettings will never charge you the following:

A Tenancy Agreement Fee A Contract negotiation Fee An Amendment Fee A Renewal Fee

Find your ideal property in Stafford & Stone

or register your details and we can find suitable properties for you

Want to know more about renting with Open House ?
Our handy FAQs section below may help.

Rents

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 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 £70 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.