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1
REGISTERING WITH PROPERTY CAFE

A house or a flat, or both, do you want a garden, is it optional? How many bedrooms do you need? Is off street parking a requirement, or a bonus? Do you need a furnished property? All these questions you need to ask yourself before you commence your search, it is a good idea to form a list of requirements and rate how important they are, so you know where you may be prepared to compromise. We recommend two months prior to your desired move date to register your details and search requirements with us. You can do this either by speaking with one of our consultants or by completing our online registration form on our website. As your search progresses you may wish to update your search requirements as they may vary. Whilst you may wish to pursue your own search using online portals, registering with us will allow up to work for you and keep you updated with new properties coming on to the market. Once you are registered we will keep you update with new properties and will contact you by your preferred method. Every time a new property is listed with us an e-mail is automatically sent to those applicants registered with matched requirements.

Register

2
VIEWING PROPERTIES

Once you find a property that you like the look of, and one that matches your requirements, you are ready to book a viewing. You can simply phone our office to arrange a convenient time for a viewing or you can go online to our website and request a viewing by filling in the appropriate form. Our agency offers flexible times for viewings, we understand that you have a busy working week, therefore we offer viewings late in the evening and on the weekend. We also offer a chauffeured service, so where possible we may be able to collect you from the station to take you to and from the viewings. Whilst you are making the effort to view a property, it is a good idea to try arranging to see as many as possible, the greater number viewed the greater knowledge you have on the market. It is recommended that you view at least 4-5 properties before making an offer on a property.

3
MAKING AN OFFER

Once you have found that dream property, or one that at least ticks the most boxes, you may feel inclined to pursue a tenancy. However, before doing anything be sure that you want to go ahead before making an offer. We may ask for a holding deposit at this stage, as we are about to enter into negotiations on your behalf, we need be confident in your seriousness to pursue the tenancy. Your offer should be put in writing so that there is no room for miscommunication. The details or your offer vary, dependant on what a landlord is looking for, however, more often than not a landlord simply wishes to know your requirement move date, rental amount, no. of applicants and employment status.

4
OFFER ACCEPTED

Once an offer is agreed in order to secure the property we need to take a holding deposit. A holding deposit is a down payment, a non-refundable payment made towards your tenancy. If you decide not to proceed with the tenancy you will forfeit the holding deposit. If the landlord decides not to proceed with the tenancy the deposit will be refunded. When you pay a holding deposit we will issue you with a receipt which also outlines the details of your offer, any special considerations and its terms.

5
REFERENCING AND FEES

Once you have secured a property we need to complete the application process. Even though a property has been secured, the offer is subject to satisfactory references being completed. So, it is recommended to complete your applications forms as soon as possible and submit them, the sooner the references are complete the sooner we can confirm your application. As there is a considerable amount of administration incurred to complete this process, our agency charges an administration fee to complete your application. It is a good idea before you request a viewing, to ask what this administration charge is, so that you can budget for this as well.

6
SIGNING AND PAYING

Once your application has been satisfactorily completed we are almost ready to sign a tenancy agreement between you and the landlord. Before we can sign the tenancy agreement we require the balance of funds to be paid. This means the one month’s rent in advance, the six-week security deposit, and the administration fee less the holding deposit already paid. Until a tenancy agreement is signed, the tenancy proposed is not binding. Therefore, it is important to reach this stage of the proceedings as soon as possible. Once the references have been successfully obtained, we will produce a tenancy agreement for you to review. We will send this agreement over to you before the signing date so that there is ample time for you to read over the terms of the agreement and seek legal advice if needed. Once the agreement is signed, the tenancy has been granted, congratulations!

  • 1
    REGISTERING WITH PROPERTY CAFE

    A house or a flat, or both, do you want a garden, is it optional? How many bedrooms do you need? Is off street parking a requirement, or a bonus? Do you need a furnished property? All these questions you need to ask yourself before you commence your search, it is a good idea to form a list of requirements and rate how important they are, so you know where you may be prepared to compromise. We recommend two months prior to your desired move date to register your details and search requirements with us. You can do this either by speaking with one of our consultants or by completing our online registration form on our website. As your search progresses you may wish to update your search requirements as they may vary. Whilst you may wish to pursue your own search using online portals, registering with us will allow up to work for you and keep you updated with new properties coming on to the market. Once you are registered we will keep you update with new properties and will contact you by your preferred method. Every time a new property is listed with us an e-mail is automatically sent to those applicants registered with matched requirements.

    Register

  • 2
    VIEWING PROPERTIES

    Once you find a property that you like the look of, and one that matches your requirements, you are ready to book a viewing. You can simply phone our office to arrange a convenient time for a viewing or you can go online to our website and request a viewing by filling in the appropriate form. Our agency offers flexible times for viewings, we understand that you have a busy working week, therefore we offer viewings late in the evening and on the weekend. We also offer a chauffeured service, so where possible we may be able to collect you from the station to take you to and from the viewings. Whilst you are making the effort to view a property, it is a good idea to try arranging to see as many as possible, the greater number viewed the greater knowledge you have on the market. It is recommended that you view at least 4-5 properties before making an offer on a property.

  • 3
    MAKING AN OFFER

    Once you have found that dream property, or one that at least ticks the most boxes, you may feel inclined to pursue a tenancy. However, before doing anything be sure that you want to go ahead before making an offer. We may ask for a holding deposit at this stage, as we are about to enter into negotiations on your behalf, we need be confident in your seriousness to pursue the tenancy. Your offer should be put in writing so that there is no room for miscommunication. The details or your offer vary, dependant on what a landlord is looking for, however, more often than not a landlord simply wishes to know your requirement move date, rental amount, no. of applicants and employment status.

  • 4
    OFFER ACCEPTED

    Once an offer is agreed in order to secure the property we need to take a holding deposit. A holding deposit is a down payment, a non-refundable payment made towards your tenancy. If you decide not to proceed with the tenancy you will forfeit the holding deposit. If the landlord decides not to proceed with the tenancy the deposit will be refunded. When you pay a holding deposit we will issue you with a receipt which also outlines the details of your offer, any special considerations and its terms.

  • 5
    REFERENCING AND FEES

    Once you have secured a property we need to complete the application process. Even though a property has been secured, the offer is subject to satisfactory references being completed. So, it is recommended to complete your applications forms as soon as possible and submit them, the sooner the references are complete the sooner we can confirm your application. As there is a considerable amount of administration incurred to complete this process, our agency charges an administration fee to complete your application. It is a good idea before you request a viewing, to ask what this administration charge is, so that you can budget for this as well.

  • 6
    SIGNING AND PAYING

    Once your application has been satisfactorily completed we are almost ready to sign a tenancy agreement between you and the landlord. Before we can sign the tenancy agreement we require the balance of funds to be paid. This means the one month’s rent in advance, the six-week security deposit, and the administration fee less the holding deposit already paid. Until a tenancy agreement is signed, the tenancy proposed is not binding. Therefore, it is important to reach this stage of the proceedings as soon as possible. Once the references have been successfully obtained, we will produce a tenancy agreement for you to review. We will send this agreement over to you before the signing date so that there is ample time for you to read over the terms of the agreement and seek legal advice if needed. Once the agreement is signed, the tenancy has been granted, congratulations!