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Tenant guide & costs

Finding a rental property

Building long-term relationships

BRIEF GUIDE TO RENTING WITH NORTHFIELDS

Your lettings negotiator will guide you through the lettings process from registration through to move in. There are some simple steps to follow:

  1. REGISTER WITH US
  2. BOOK YOUR VIEWINGS
  3. UNDERSTAND THE COSTS INVOLVED
  4. MAKE AN OFFER
  5. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM
  6. SECURE THE PROPERTY WITH AN INITIAL PAYMENT
  7. READ & UNDERSTAND THE TENANCY AGREEMENT AND YOUR OBLIGATIONS
  8. PASS REFERENCES
  9. COMPLETE PAYMENT (RENT IN ADVANCE, COSTS, DEPOSIT)
  10. SIGN TENANCY AGREEMENT
  11. COMPLETE THE INVENTORY CHECK-IN
  12. MOVE IN – HIP HIP HOORAH

On average it takes 7-10 days for all of the above to be processed.

Please click here for our handy tenant guide

Building long-term relationships

Our emphasis on building long-term relationships with tenants is what sets Northfields apart from other estate agents. We care not only about matching you with a property that ticks all your boxes now, but about helping you find your next home too.

We appreciate that choosing a new home is a big step so when you rent a property through Northfields we take time to understand your needs (paying particular attention to your travel requirements and lifestyle), acquaint you with the local area and accompany you to every viewing.

Tenants Costs

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The costs listed below include VAT at the current rate of 20%

PriceDescriptionPrice
Tenancy AgreementFor all new tenancies£300 per tenancy
ReferenceEach person moving in over 18 must be referenced£75 per person
Guarantor ReferenceIf applicable£75 per guarantor
Change of Sharer Tenancy agreementIf agreed by your landlord£500 per agreement/tenancy
Change of Sharer ReferencesIf change agreed by your landlord£75 per person being referenced
AddendumFor contract changes requested by you and agreed mid tenancy£120 per tenancy
Inventory Check InA report to note the condition of the property and its contentsThis will vary but will range from £60 (unfurnished studio) at the start of the tenancy to £210 (5 bedrooms furnished) – please check with staff
Early Release ChargesIf your landlord agrees that you may break your contractPlease check with staff
RenewalTenancy Agreement£120
Rent Arrears Letter If you do not pay your rent on time we shall send you a letter for which you shall be charged£30
Overpaid Rent ReturnOnce your tenancy finishes you must cancel your standing order as we shall levy a charge to send rent back to you£30
Landlord Reference FeeIf you need us to write a letter or complete a form to provide a reference to a third party£30
Missed Inventory CheckoutIf you fail to attend or fail to vacate the property at a prebooked check out appointment timefrom £99

Please note that tenants will be required to pay rent (usually the first month) and a deposit (usually equivalent to six weeks rent) before the start of a tenancy.

It is likely that payment will be required in stages starting with £500 at the time that the offer is accepted on a subject to contract basis.