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Check out portals such as www.rightmove.co.uk and local agent sites like ours. If you have specific needs, and are looking in a certain area you may wish to register with a letting agent like Abode so that they can contact you when suitable property becomes available.
We recommend always being prepared with the relevant documents such as a form of identification and confirmation of your address. If you see a property that you like, ask the agent to email you the forms straight away.
Referencing can take up to 3 weeks so the sooner you start this process the better.
That means good quality homes that are well maintained and tenants that take care to respect our properties and pay their rent. We may ask you information about your income and credit history, try to be as transparent as you can.
Abode Referencing criteria:
At Abode we register all deposits in the DPS scheme. On handover you will receive a reference number and details of how you can access your account.
You may hear it referred to as an AST (assured shorthold tenancy). Just remember that if you have any questions at all please just ask one of our advisors.
Once inside the property please check the condition against our inventory and notify Abode of any discrepancies.
If you have any problems or require anything to be repaired or maintained the property inspection is a great time to mention this.
I want to stay…
If you do want to renew the tenancy, we will liaise with you directly and send you all the necessary paperwork to complete. If your circumstances have changed, some new checks may be needed, but this will be advised on at the time.
Can I give notice?
If you decide you want to leave your property, just call our team and we will advise you on what notice is required.
What happens to my deposit?
After serving your notice you'll need to ensure that the property is left in good condition in order for you to be entitled to your full deposit back. If there are no deductions or disputes and all the necessary forms are filled out correctly by you and by the landlord, your deposit should be returned ten days after the deposit release agreements have been received.
To find out in more depth about Letting then use our guide.
In there you'll find some of the common questions, such as how to start the selling prgress, timescales, fees ect.
Please click here to download our FAQS guide.
If you have any questions about Renting a property, How to get started, costs involved, current properties to Rent we have available or anything else then please click here to chat Live with one of our experienced Lettings staff members.