Guide to rent a property in Warwickshire and WestMidlands

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.

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Allsopp & Allsopp was formed in 2008 when brothers Lewis and Carl Allsopp identified an opportunity to bring a process driven traditional UK estate agency model to the UAE.

With over a decade of experience in UK and an extensive four branch network in Coventry, Nuneaton and Leamington Spa, Allsopp & Allsopp delivers a straight forward customer-focused property service.

Allsopp & Allsopp have stayed consistent, jumped at every opportunity to grow and have invested heavily in technology to keep up with the tech savvy world we live in today.

Your Questions Answered

No, since the Tenant Fees Act 1 st June 2019, Agents are no longer able to charge for application fees in relation to the tenancy.

All deposits paid will be of a value which is equivalent to five weeks’ worth of rent which is in line with the regulations from the Tenant Fees Act June 2019. All deposits are registered within 30 days of the move-in date with The Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Weekend opening hours are from 9-3.30pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday, however we will endeavour to make appointments outside of these hours if necessary and possible

As a minimum, we require proof of photographic identification and proof of your current address, however, further documents may be requested dependent on situation/circumstance.

Property inspections need to occur every six months, both to ensure the property is being taken care of properly, but also as an opportunity for you as tenants to be able to show the property management team any issues in person.

The Allsopp & Allsopp team will be able to tell you who your provider will be when you are moving into a new property. Meter readings are also provided at this time so all you need to do is contact the company and set up your account.

Certainly. This is your decision who you want to provide your utilities, however, should there be any cost involved, this is your responsibility to cover these charges.

For any non-emergency issues, the property management team can be contacted via email or by calling one of our office’s during opening hours. They may need to ask, follow up questions in order to arrange the proper repairs. For an emergency, the emergency numbers and procedures are provided upon move in. Simply inform the team as soon as possible of what has occurred.

Once your keys have been returned to our office, a final check out inspection will take place to ensure the property has been returned in good condition. Once this is completed a copy will be sent to you and the landlord. The Property management team will then negotiate between landlord and tenant for any dilapidations.