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Tenants

 

We are a long established family-owned estate and letting agency with over 25 years’ experience. We are ARLA accredited and our staff regularly attend update courses keeping fully abreast of the ever changing legislation which we consider to be very important. We value our independence because of the freedom it gives us to deliver high quality service with the personal touch.

When you find a property that you would like to apply for you will be asked to complete our application form and pay a non-refundable administration fee towards preparation of the tenancy documentation, deposit administration and check-in/check-out. The fee is £210 (including VAT). There is also a non-refundable referencing fee of £75 (including VAT) per tenant towards referencing and credit/ID checks. If a guarantor is required the referencing fee is £75 (including VAT) plus £25 (including VAT) towards the preparation of the guarantor’s agreement. If a pet agreement is required at the commencement of a tenancy there is no further fee. However, if tenants are already in a property and a pet agreement is required then a £25 (including VAT) fee is payable.

A deposit of 1.5 months’ rent is required and this along with the first month’s rent is payable in cleared funds before the day the tenancy commences. The deposit will be registered with a recognised government-approved deposit scheme (usually The Deposit Protection Service).

Check-in is carried out at our office and we provide a full Inventory and Schedule of Condition.

Visits are carried out routinely throughout your tenancy if we manage the property.

You should arrange your own insurance. Your landlord’s own insurance typically will not cover you if you accidentally damage their property and it definitely will not cover you if your own contents are damaged or stolen from your home. See our page entitled Insurance For Tenants for further assistance.

"Ware & Co provide a highly competent and professional approach to the services they offer, which I have experienced as both a purchaser, vendor and landlord. The sale and letting of property is becoming more regulated and competitive, so it is refreshing to find a family run firm that offers value for money, personal service and has technically proficient staff. In particular, all the tasks involved with managing a let property (especially rent accounting) are undertaken within the office and there is no reliance on centralised administration or outsourcing of services. I appreciate their pragmatic approach to taking up references rather than relying on referencing agencies which is so common these days. Earlier this year I purchased a property through Ware & Co which they then let for me within a few weeks, and more recently I asked them to let and manage another property for a corporate Landlord, and they found a good tenant within a matter of days. "
Raoul Hewitt MRICS FAAV