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.
- Provide you with a detailed inventory/schedule of condition protecting you and the landlord.
- 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 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. You can also book a viewing for any property.
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, application forms or book a viewing. You can also have a chat with one of our trained advisors.
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 an appointment for you to view. We are aware that due to work commitments it is not always easy to view properties during normal office hours therefore we are available for viewing appointments in the early evenings and weekends.
Further help and advice for landlords and tenants is available here
FEES TO TENANTS
We are obliged to set out details of all fees to tenants. This is difficult in some cases as some landlords have special requirements. We will of course tell you about all fees and charges before you pay any application fees.
BEFORE YOU MOVE IN
Application Fee £100 per person including VAT
Once we have received your application form we will carry out some free initial reference checks including a credit check and discuss your application with the Landlord. If this is all satisfactory we will then ask you to pay the required application fee. THIS IS NON-REFUNDABLE. This covers the cost of processing the application, referencing, contract negotiation and identity, immigration and visa confirmation.
Guarantors £100 per person including VAT
In some cases a guarantor will be required. We will tell you if this is the case. The referencing and checking of the first guarantor IS FREE but if the first guarantor fails the checks and a second one is put forward then the fees above will apply.
Administration/Tenancy Agreement Fee/Termination & Check Out Fee £175 per property including VAT
If your application is accepted we will require a further payment which covers preparation of the tenancy agreement, deposit administration and check in administration including taking meter readings for utilities and services, undertaking the tenancy termination/checkout, attending the property to undertake an updated schedule of condition based on the original inventory and negotiating repayment of the security deposit.
Please Note within this fee we will on request visit the property 14 days before the agreed checkout date to carry out a pre checkout inspection and advise you as far as we are able of any action needed to avoid the loss of your security deposit.
THIS FEE WILL NOT BE REDUCED EVEN IF THE PRE CHECKOUT OPTION IS NOT TAKEN
You will be required to pay a deposit of an amount equivalent to six weeks rent (rounded down to the nearest pound) (or six weeks rent plus £100 where arrangements have been made to keep a pet at the property)
Deposits are protected using DPS (The custodial deposit protection scheme).
Extended/Altered Tenancies (during the course of a tenancy)
Amendment Fee £60 including VAT
Contract negotiations, amending terms and updating your tenancy agreement during your tenancy for whatever reason.
Renewal Fee £60 including VAT (6 months) £90 including VAT (12 months)
Contract negotiation, amending terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement.
References £25 including VAT
If we are asked to provide a written reference either for mortgage purposes or to a future landlord we will make a charge as set out above.
Pre Arranged but Missed Appointments for Contractors or Inspections £25 including VAT
If we arrange appointments for contractors to deal with repairs or for our own interim inspections or checkout inspections and you fail to attend there will be a charge as set out above.
Lost Keys £50 including VAT
In a situation where for any reason Ryder & Dutton do not hold spare keys and a copy cannot be created you will be charged for the cost of a replacement lock.
Reset Trip Switches £40 including VAT
If we have to arrange for a contractor or to visit the property ourselves to re set electrical trip switches or to re set boilers we will make acharge as set out above.
Permitted Occupier Fee £50 including VAT
Explaining to any permitted occupier their rights and responsibilities towards the named tenant(s) and landlord as well as the provision of documentary guidance and assistance during the tenancy.
Pet Disclaimer £50 including VAT
We will make a charge as above for negotiating an agreement to have a pet in a property and the provision of the necessary pet disclaimer documentation.
Pet Deposit £100
If a pet is allowed in a property then there will be an additional deposit of £100 over and above the usual security deposit to cover any extra cleaning that may be required at the end of the tenancy due to the pet.
As a condition of any tenancy all Tenants MUST have accidental damage cover for the landlords contents. We will arrange for a quote to be provided as part of the referencing process. Please be aware you are free to purchase insurance from any suitable provider.
We are members of the Property Redress Scheme for independent redress.