If you are considering renting a property, our experienced team of trained professionals are here to guide you through every step of the process.
We understand that choosing to rent a property is a major decision and that, whilst you are not the owner of the property, it will be your home for the duration of the tenancy.
Below is our seven step guide to successfully renting:
Step 1 - Register your interest
The first step to finding the right property is to register with us either by calling into our office, emailing or phoning us.
Our experienced team are conversant in over twenty different languages and will take the time to understand your needs and communicate with you in the most appropriate manner.
You can also register here for automatic Property Updates and you will receive emails as soon as we add properties to our site that fall within your search criteria.
Step 2 - Finding the right property
Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements, we will notify you of properties that match your criteria and keep you informed of new properties as soon as they become available in the market.
Step 3 - Managed property
An increasing number of tenants insist on renting fully managed properties for complete peace of mind. Renting a managed property has the benefit of our dedicated property management team to handle your day-to-day issues and emergency contact details should a problem arise.
By renting through RAM Estates, you will also have the assurance that your property is fully compliant with all safety regulations (including Gas and Carbon Monoxide Safety, Electrical Safety and Furniture and Furnishings Acts) and any local licensing requirements that may apply.
Step 4 - The key to successful viewings
In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing. We will accompany you throughout so that we are on hand to answer any questions immediately and advise where necessary.
Step 5 - Making an offer
Once you have identified a suitable property you will be required to complete an application for tenancy where you may state any special conditions of the offer and provide details for your references and identity checks. We will then communicate this offer to the landlord. We will also inform you of any charges and take any payments required. Anyone who is over the age of 18 will be asked to fill out an application form. Please ensure that all sections of the form are completed, we will then process your references quickly and confidentially
Step 6 - Offer agreed
If your offer is accepted we will organise the following regardless of whether your property is managed:
- Collect references from the referees that you have provided.
- Complete the legally required Right to Rent check if you are not a UK citizen.
- Arrange signing of the Tenancy Agreement.
- Collect your moving in payment (rent + deposit).
- Arrange the check-in and inventory.
Step 7 - Completion
Upon completion, you will be given a set of keys and if your property is managed we will provide you with your dedicated property manager's contact details.
We strongly recommend that you obtain adequate contents insurance. If you would like a free, no obligation quotation please speak to one of our branch representatives or alternatively call any insurance company directly for an instant quote. The Landlord is not responsible for insuring any of your personal belongings.
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- Tenant Admin Fee - £500 inc VAT (for two applicants) (including drawing up tenancy agreements, credit checks, bank, previous landlord, work reference, etc.)
- Each additional tenant - £120 inc. VAT
- Guarantor Referencing Fee - £100 inc. VAT
- End of Tenancy / Renewal Fee - £180 inc. VAT
- Outgoing Reference Fee - £60 inc. VAT
- Pet Disclaimer Fee / Additional Pet Deposit - from £500
- Inventory Fees In/Out - from £120 inc. VAT (starting from one bedroom)
- Check Out Fee - from £120 inc. VAT (starting from one bedroom. Prices increase with increase of bedrooms).
- Alteration of tenancy dates given in Subject to Contract letter - Administration Fee £60.00 inc. vat
- Tenancy Extension - £180.00 inc. vat
At anytime you are interested in a property, just ask the branch staff about any fees which may be payable.
Above is a list of our current fee scales.
All fees are non-refundable, however, if the application passes the credit check and the landlord declines to proceed, a full refund will be made.
We are required by law to carry out a Right to Rent check on all occupiers over the age of 18, irrespective of whether they are a tenant or a permitted occupier. This is entirely separate from tenant referencing and there is no charge for this. Your local branch will advise you as part of the application process.
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