Clarkes Tenant Guide
Welcome to Clarkes Lettings. Follow our step by step guide to help us to find you the new home you’re looking for…
1. REGISTERING YOUR INTEREST
The first step to finding the right property is to register with us either by calling us on 01243 861344 or visit our Bognor Regis Office. We will try our best to find a property that suits your needs.
2. FINDING THE RIGHT PROPERTY
Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements, you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. We can also keep you constantly up-to-date via email and text messaging when the latest properties become available.
3. CONSIDER A MANAGED PROPERTY
An increasing number of tenants insist on renting fully managed properties for complete peace of mind. Renting a managed property has the benefit of a designated Clarkes Property Manager to handle your day-to-day issues and gives the reassurance that your property is fully compliant with all relevant safety regulations.
4. THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL VIEWINGS
We’re open at times to suit you and contactable making it convenient for viewings, which can where necessary, be arranged after work and at weekends.
In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing. We will accompany you throughout so that we are on hand to answer any questions immediately.
5. MAKING AN OFFER:
Once you have identified a suitable property you will be required to complete an application for tenancy where you may state any special conditions of the offer and provide details of your references. We will then communicate this offer to the landlord. You will pay an administration fee to cover pre-tenancy related costs at this stage.
6. OFFER AGREED
If your offer is accepted we will organise all the following, regardless of whether your property is managed. We will collect references from your employer, previous landlord and any other referees that you have provided; ensure all safety certificates are in date prior to the tenancy; complete a photographed inventory of condition; arrange signing of the Tenancy Agreement; and collect your moving in payment (initial month’s rent plus deposit).
7. ARRANGE YOUR TENANTS CONTENTS INSURANCE COVER
You will need a tenants’ contents insurance policy in place on or before the day you move into your new home. Clarkes can arrange this for you through our insurance partner.
Upon completion, you will be given a set of keys and if your property is managed we will provide you with our Property Manager’s contact details.