It is so important to work with an estate agent you can trust and who will support you and guide you through the entire renting process. Allsopp & Allsopp are members of safe agent, propertymark and also operate a client money protection scheme.
Allsopp & Allsopp will become your home searching ally. Contact us and we will put you in touch with the most suitable agent for the area you are looking to rent a home
Here is a simple step by step guide to renting a property in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
Step 1– Choose a list of essential property features.
Start to make a list of must-have property features such as the number of bedrooms required, the driving distance to a school or a workplace and what type of property you require.
Be prepared to compromise! It is very rare that a property will tick every box so, put this list in order of importance.
Step 2- Viewings
Our online search tools have made the process of finding property easier than ever, however you may not be aware that some of the best properties with desirable locations, price or size have a let agreed before they are listed on the larger property portals.We recommend registering with your local Allsopp & Allsopp branch to ensure you do not miss out on what you are looking for.
Once your agent has a good idea of your needs, it's time to get out there and see a range of properties so that you can get a grip on what your money will rent in your chosen area.
We advise you to view as as many properties as you can, however, if you find the perfect property early on in your search, don't delay if you like it. The probability is that someone else will like it as well and you may miss the opportunity.
Step 3 – Make an Offer
When you find a suitable property, consult your agent about how to proceed. An offer is about more than just money, you will be asked to provide details of:
- Your Identification documents
- Proposed timeframes
- Any inclusions (Pets, Utilities, etc.,)
- Your desired contract Length
- Current Employment/ Student Status
- Details of Guarantor (if required)
- An understanding of your current credit file
The Landlord will expect us to obtain all of this information, as it will aid them in their decision-making.
Step 4 – Offer Acceptance (subject to contract)
Once the landlord has agreed your offer subject to contract, Allsopp & Allsopp will invoice you for one week’s holding deposit, once received we will then send you an online link to a third party referencing company (homelet) who will then obtain references from current landlords, employers and a full credit history.
Step 5 – Administration
Upon successful completion of references your agent will talk you through the further documentation needed and provide you with your tenancy agreement along with other supporting documentation.
Take your time to check the documentation thoroughly before signing if you have any concerns please contact your agent who can clarify before you return your paperwork.
Step 6 – Get Connected
Allsopp & Allsopp will notify all utilities prior to you move in to make this an easy transition into your new home. We will provide you with the details of the utility suppliers so if you have any questions or queries you can contact them directly.
Congratulations! You have successfully rented a property through Allsopp & Allsopp. We will provide you with an move-in photographic inventory, meter readings and the keys to your new home! You have 7 days to make any changes to the inventory of which you can discuss any changes with your landlord or your Allsopp & Allsopp property manager. We will be in contact 7 days after your move in day to make sure you are all settled in.