Tenants Guide

The London and Docklands rental market has grown in the last 2 decades with many properties bought for investment and subsequently released to the market for rental both short term and long term. Due to the growth of the City and Docklands arena, an increase in job availability has seen an increase in many  local and overseas tenants requiring homes. For this reason the rental market is invariably a busy place with properties being agreed in days of coming to market. We at ea2 will assist you in your move throughout the process and as such ensure the move goes through in a professional and efficient manner.

Stage 1 – Registering to rent.

You can register either by phone, email or in person at our office. In any case one of our experienced property consultants will be able to register your details and start the search for your ideal property. Our property consultants will search for a property for you, understanding your property requirements, i.e. number of bedrooms, parking requirement, outside space, etc will assist us in finding you a property. We will also require a budget to work with, based on your requirements. You will be alerted to new instructions that come to market, at which point our dedicated team will arrange a suitable time with yourself and the owner to conduct a viewing. All viewings will be accompanied by one of our property consultants.

Stage 2 – Making an Offer

Once you have found a property that meets your requirements then the next step would be to register your interest. An offer can be put forward verbally to one of our property consultants but ideally to save any potential confusion confirmation of your interest and offer should be confirmed by email. Your offer should include clarification of your employment, desired move in date, term of tenancy and any other stipulation as example, professional clean.

Stage 3 – Offer Agreed

Once your offer has been accepted a holding deposit will be required, (typically 1 week depending on landlord) to remove the property from the market and to confirm your interest. We will also require a deposit receipt form to be signed, this confirms the proposed transaction and any conditions of let as per the original offer. All offers are subject to satisfactory references.

Stage 4 – The Process

Once we have an agreement in principle from the landlord, a holding deposit received and signed deposit receipt form then we can move forward with references. These are carried out by a reputable referencing agency and are completed online. The tenancy agreement will also be drawn up and issued to both yourself and the landlord for approval. In the mean time we will ensure that any conditions of let are completed, ready for the proposed move in. Once the references have been returned satisfactory we will organise a detailed inventory and check in to co-inside with the move in date. The inventory / check in report will detail the condition of the property and meter reading will be taken. This is carried out by a reputable inventory company who will release the report to you once completed for your approval. Upon or prior to move in we will require the tenancy agreement signed by all parties listed, the remainder of any funds cleared in our clients account and copies of passports of all parties listed.

Stage 5 – Move In

On move in you will be able to collect the keys to your new home from the office along with a congratulations!
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