Midlands Office:
01527 861157
Devon Office:
01392 241517
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Tenants

We work with our Tenants to ensure a smooth and friendly process right through their tenure.

You don’t have to own a property for it to feel like home. We have an outstanding selection of properties for rent, suitable for all demographics.

Whether you’re a family, a couple, or single and looking for a studio apartment, we’ll ensure you find the perfect place to call home.

We understand that all tenants are unique, and we’ll strive to ensure your individual needs are met by finding the property that’s right for you.

Constant contact with tenants allows us to identify issues as they arise – not after they’ve become a serious problem.

Our extensive experience in property management allows us unique insight and influence in an ever-competitive market. Our business is built on a high referral rate, made possible by strong, ongoing relationships with our clients, so get in touch today to discuss how Parsons Choice can assist with your property needs.

The Lettings Process

Step 1 The search begins
Utilise our property search page to locate properties that match your criteria. In order to secure a property, we recommend an early viewing.

Step 2 Accompanied viewings
Times to suit you. A large number of our viewings are carried out during evenings and weekends.

Step 3 Securing a property to rent
Once you’ve identified a suitable property you will need to complete a property reservation form and in certain instances pay a holding deposit in order to have it taken off the market.

Step 4 Referencing
Your prospective new landlord will be keen to make sure that you are a suitable tenant and that you have the ability to pay your rent. They may also be interested in whether you have rented a property without any major problems in the past.

Step 5 Credit Check
In order to carry out a credit check some or all of the following documents may be requested:

  • Current, valid full passport.
  • Original birth certificate.
  • Current, valid full UK photo-card driving license with signature.
  • Household utility bill.
  • Bank, building society or credit card statement.
  • Your bank details, including bank name, account number and sort code.
    Details of your employment, including your employer, job title, payroll number, salary and previous employer.
    In the event that the credit check highlights any potential of risk to the landlord, you may be asked to provide a guarantor.

Step 6 Paperwork
Once the landlord confirms that they would like to proceed we will draw up the relevant paperwork, forming an agreement to be signed by both parties.

Step 7 Rent and deposit
An advance rental payment is required prior to the commencement of the tenancy. A rental deposit is also required from the tenant. Deposits will be reimbursed to you at the end of the tenancy term, subject to the details of your agreement and the findings of the inventory check-out report. As per current legislation, your deposit will be held by a third party as part of the DPS. (Deposit Protection Scheme).

Step 8 Completion
Congratulations, keys are now handed over and you can move into your new home!

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In order for us to reserve the property for you, we will require a holding deposit which equates to a maximum of one week’s rent.

Please note: As long as you have passed referencing, the holding deposit will either be returned to you within a maximum of two weeks, or at your request, put towards your

First month’s rent or the refundable deposit for the property.

Should you fail the referencing checks, fail to provide us with the requested documentation or decide not to take the property after referencing has been completed, then this holding deposit will be retained and not returned to you.

Payment can either be made by bank transfer to HSBC Sort Code 40-15-07  Account No 33663558 or by cash. A Receipt will be provided.

Along with the completed property reservation form, we also require a copy of the following documents for each applicant; Driving Licence and or Passport, Utility Bill, Wage Slips and Bank Statement.

Referencing usually takes two to three working days, this could be longer should a Guarantor be required.

If the references have come back with a Grade A, then, when you have signed the shorthold tenancy agreement, we are in receipt of the deposit and first months rent
(Cleared funds), you will be able to move into the property as soon as it is available.

  • A minimum of 1 month rent as a deposit, to a maximum of five weeks rent as a deposit is required if a pet is involved to cover the added risk of property damage.
  • This refundable deposit will be protected with the Deposit Protection Service a Government sponsored scheme.

Permitted Fees

  • Replacement keys (lost keys) – £30 + VAT
  • Early termination of the tenancy – up to 49% + VAT of one months rent.

Should you require any further clarification of our fees please contact us and we will be happy to discuss.

 

I just wanted to say a great big thank you for your help, understanding and patience over the past week. I really appreciate everything you have done for me and my girls to enable us to move quickly. Long may our professional relationship continue

Linda Lloyd
tenant

Parsons Choice are the managing agents for the property myself and my partner rent. They are always incredibly quick to respond to any problems that arise and I would recommend anyone looking to rent to go through them for a safe, well maintained property.

Nick and Ki
tenant