Re-assurance from the start
Choosing your new home is one of the most important decisions you'll make. By choosing to rent a property through Ambrose Lettings you can do so with the confidence that your application will be dealt with in a timely and professional manner. We will keep you updated throughout the process
By choosing Ambrose you have the reassurance of dealing with an independent letting agent and people with years of experience in letting and managing property.
The Application process explained
Our application process is straightforward.
Viewing - During the viewing of the property, if you are interested to be considered we ask that you fill in an Applicant Screening Form. This captures some basic details about the household and applicants. This can be filled at the time of viewing or returned to us later. It enables us to determine whether we think the property is suitable for you. If we think that the property is suitable then you can then start the application :-
1. Complete an application form & sign the tenant consent form – An application form for each adult who will be living at the property must be completed along with a tenant consent form which gives us permission to do a credit check and referencing. Each applicant will be emailed the forms. These can be completed and signed electronically directly to us. Alternatively we can provide paper forms which you can complete and return via email or you can return to us by post.
2. Transfer the holding payment – A holding payment is needed to reserve the property for the applicants whilst we carry out referencing checks. The holding payment will be no more than the equivalent of one week’s rent, it is not a fee. Letting agents are not allowed to charge fees as of 1st June 2019. The holding payment will be deducted from the first months rent.
3. Identification (Right to Rent). We are required by the Government to verify the identity of all prospective tenants and any occupiers over the age of eighteen. We will require photo ID usually a passport or driving licence (Passport for non-UK residents). These can be emailed to us.
Once we are in possession of the above we will discuss your application with the landlord/landlady. If the landlord/landlady does not wish to accept you for the property at this stage then the application process will finish and the holding payment will be returned to the applicants in full.
If the landlord/landlady agrees in principle to rent the property to you then we will carry out the referencing process for each applicant.
Referencing Process. We will require 3 months wage slips for employed persons or a copy of the most recent set of accounts for self employed persons. We require 3 months bank statements for each applicant.
As part of the referencing process we will undertake the following for each applicant :-
A credit check.
A current or previous landlord reference.
A reference will be obtained from your current employer (if employed)
NOTE - It is important that all applicants complete the application forms accurately and provide all necessary information required for referencing to take place. In the event that the referencing process is unsuccessful as a result of the applicants being unable to provide the necessary information or as a result of inaccurate information provided or if the applicants decide to withdraw from the referencing process then we reserve the right to charge for any work undertaken during referencing up to the value of the holding payment.
Rent & Deposits
All rents are paid in advance. One months rent (less the holding payment) needs to be paid in cleared funds prior to the tenancy being signed and the keys handed over.
All properties require a deposit, this is paid in cleared funds prior to the tenancy being signed and the keys being handed over. This is normally equivalent to one months rent but can be more up to a maximum of 5 weeks rent as directed by the landlord.