How Guildhall Lettings help tenants
Guildhall Residential Lettings Preston are specially trained and equipped to assist tenants find properties to rent in Preston that will meet their needs.
Guildhall are a letting agent operating in Preston. If you are moving, contact the Guildhall branch. We could possibly assist your complete relocation by managing your own property in your absence and assisting you in finding rented accommodation.Typically, properties to rent become available about two months before occupancy date, so where possible it is advisable to start looking early.
ViewingHaving identified prospective properties, Guildhall Preston will arrange for you to view the property. These will be arranged at a time to suit you, subject of course to the Landlords permission. Viewing will always be accompanied by the Guildhall representative, who will be able to provide immediate advice and answer any questions you may have.
Offer/ApplicationHaving selected a property, you will need to complete a written application and offer to rent. At this time any details or requirements can be agreed, including occupancy date, duration of the letting, etc.
On application, a "Reservation Fee" will be required. Assuming the rental proceeds, this will be deducted from the Fees due before occupation as outlined below. It will also be refunded if the landlord declines the tenancy. It will, however, not be refunded if the tenant decides not to proceed for any reason, or if the tenancy fails to proceed due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided in the tenancy application.
ReferencesGuildhall will take references on behalf of the landlord. Normally, this will include your employer, any former landlord and a character reference. In addition a credit check will be undertaken.
Where a tenant is unable to meet the required income or credit checks, the tenant can have a Guarantor agree to underwrite any rent liabilities.
Renting in PrestonRents are normally quoted on a calendar month basis. In addition, the tenant is normally responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs.
Rents are payable by standing order (unless alternative arrangements are agreed in advance) to the Guildhall Client Account, monthly in advance, with the first month's rent due before taking occupation of the premises.
A deposit is required prior to occupation. This is normally equal to about 6 week's rent, but may vary. Check with your Guildhall representative. This is held by Guildhall as stake holder in a secure client account until the end of the tenancy.
The deposit is held to cover any breakages, damage, or other tenant liabilities. At the end of the tenancy Guildhall Residential Lettings, or an independent Inventory Agent, will check the property in the presence of the tenant and assess any damages and deductions due.The deposit cannot be used by the tenant to cover rent.
Administration/Legal FeesA fee is due to Guildhall Residential lettings prior to the start of the tenancy to cover the tenant's share of the Tenancy Agreement and legal notices, references and credits checks and check-in and check-out.
Guildhall Property Lettings will provide you with specific details for any property.