***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE TENANTS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC***
There will be no initial ‘actual viewings’ of properties as per Government guidelines. The majority of our lettings properties have virtual viewings available.
We will accept applications on most of our empty properties from people who have viewed the virtual viewing and looked at the photographs.
Applications will be processed and Landlords approval sought to a letting.
If you wish to make an application based on the virtual viewing we will require the normal holding deposit. Once we have the holding deposit an ‘actual viewing’ will be arranged as soon as we can and if you do not wish to proceed at that point the holding deposit will be refunded. However, if you fail the referencing process due to anything not revealed in your application then the holding deposit will be retained.
To apply please complete this form and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you have rented previously or are renting for the first time, our Lettings Department can help you to find your perfect rental property quickly and easily. We always have a wide and varied range of properties to rent and our friendly experienced staff are always on hand to help you every single step of the way.
We can help you with:
- Finding a property to suit your individual needs and budget.
- Advice on the rental procedure.
- Processing your tenancy application quickly.
- Agree a convenient time for you to move in to the property.
- Offer clear guidance on your responsibilities as a tenant.
- Protection of your deposit monies.
- A quick response to any maintenance issues*. We have an in house maintenance team who carry out repairs exclusively for Ryder & Dutton.
( * fully managed properties only.)
Finding a property couldn't be easier - contact us in the way that suits you!
Our own interactive website, OnTheMarket, Rummage4 or Rightmove. Simply search by area or price or register your details to automatically receive updates by e-mail every time a new property that might suit you becomes available.
Call in and see us at any of our branches to talk to one of our friendly members of staff. Pick up a current property list, requirement form, or application forms. You can also have a chat with one of our trained advisors (please note this is currently by appointment only during the Coronavirus outbreak - not all of our offices may be open therefore please call in advance to arrange).
Call us on 0161 925 3255 up until 8-30pm Monday to Friday and 10am until 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Every time you call us, we'll take the time to listen to what you are looking for and advise you on the rental properties that we have available, prior to arranging a virtual viewing wherever possible.
Further help and advice for landlords and tenants is available here
COSTS TO TENANTS
We are obliged to set out details of all costs to tenants.
BEFORE YOU MOVE IN
A refundable holding deposit is taken equivalent to one weeks rent.
You will be required to pay a refundable holding deposit at the point of application in order to reserve the property, which will be equivalent to one weeks rent. Payment for this can be taken over the telephone using a debit card. We will request this from the successful applicant after the virtual viewing has been viewed. We will then arrange for you to see the property in person and ask that you confirm you still wish to proceed with your application. If upon viewing the property you do not wish to proceed, we will refund the holding deposit in full.
The holding deposit will become non-refundable if:-
- You withdraw your application for the property after the references have been applied for.
- You fail the Right to Rent check.
- You provide a false or misleading statement on your application that causes your references to fail.
- You unreasonably delay in responding to any reasonable request made by our firm during the agreed extended period on your signed ‘Your Holding Deposit Explained’ letter.
You will be required to pay a deposit of an amount equivalent to five weeks rent (rounded down to the nearest pound)
Deposits are protected using DPS (The custodial deposit protection scheme).
Selected properties are available with a Nil Deposit Scheme - This scheme is instead of a traditional deposit and is administered by Let Alliance. It is only available on properties that are Fully Managed by us so please ask if this is available on the property that you are applying for and it is also subject to status.
You pay a Nil Deposit service charge equivalent to 1 weeks rent plus VAT to Let Alliance who administer the scheme.
For further details and to confirm if you would qualify for the scheme please ask a member of our team.
Please note that if you have a pet and the landlord has agreed to allow you to keep a pet at the property the monthly rent will be 5% higher so for example a rent of £500.00 per calendar month would be £525.00 per calendar month if the landlord agreed for you to keep a pet at the property.
Tenancy Breach Fees
You will not be asked to pay any fees or charges in connection with your application for a tenancy. However, if your application is successful under our standard assured shorthold tenancy agreement, you will be required to pay certain fees for any breach of that tenancy agreement in line with the Tenant Fees Act 2019. In consideration of us processing your tenant application, you agree to pay those fees to us on request. These default fees are as follows:-
Lost Keys or fobs
In a situation where a Tenant loses their keys, fobs or other security devices for the property, the Tenant will be charged for the cost of a replacement key, fob or security device.
Non-Payment Of Rent
If you do not pay your rent on time, once the payment becomes 14 calendar days late, you will be charged 3% above the Bank of England base rate from the first day that the arrears occurred and each day that the payment is outstanding.
Changes To Tenancy
A charge of £50.00 inclusive of VAT will be made for a change to a tenancy. A change to a tenancy is any reasonable request that the Tenant makes to alter a tenancy agreement, after the tenancy agreement has become binding. Examples of commonly requested changes are:
- To be able to keep a pet at the property
- To change one of the Tenants on a joint tenancy
A charge can be made for any other amendment which alters the Tenant’s obligation in the tenancy agreement.
We are members of the Property Redress Scheme for independent redress.