Discovering rental housing that meets your requirements is effortless with Eldridge Estates. Nevertheless, the procedure involves a few stages, which is why we have created a tenant's guide to renting. This guide will outline each step of the process for you.
Step 1: Getting things together
Prior to embarking on your quest for rental property, it's advisable to take stock and conduct some preliminary work. This task won't consume much time, but it will significantly enhance the smoothness of the rental process for you.
To begin with, reflect on your circumstances. How long do you intend to rent? What's your budget? Do you have a particular location in mind? Answering as many questions as possible like these will offer you a more precise understanding of how to proceed with your search for rented housing.
Afterward, you should start accumulating all the necessary documentation. You'll require papers that validate your identity, employment status, credit history, and immigration status if applicable. It's also wise to gather references at this stage.
Collecting all these essential documents before submitting a rental application will save you time later. It might even be the deciding factor in securing the property you desire or losing out.
Step 2: Register with us
Having gathered all the necessary documentation and established a precise budget and location, it's time to express your interest to us. This can be accomplished in various ways and is a straightforward process.
Step 3: Searching for your new home
Everyone's quest for rental housing differs since what may appeal to one person may not appeal to another. Therefore, we will have a conversation with you about your specific preferences and will send you suitable properties as they become available. This saves you the trouble of sifting through numerous homes that do not meet your criteria.
Step 4: Arrange a viewing
So, you've identified a few possible contenders, have you? There's no better moment than now to contact us! We'll schedule a viewing for you and accompany you to the property, providing you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the rental property you're considering.
Step 5: Make an offer
Assuming the viewing goes well, the next stage is to propose an offer to the landlord. Since the areas we operate in are in such high demand, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible to submit your offer. Our stock moves quickly, and we wouldn't want you to lose out on a property you've set your sights on.
After we receive your offer, we will request that you complete a tenancy application. This step in the rental process provides the landlord with all of the information they require while also allowing you to specify any specific conditions you may have. Once the application is completed, we will forward it to the landlord on your behalf.
Step 6: Offer agreed
Congratulations, your offer has been accepted by the landlord, and you are now one step closer to moving into your new home!
However, before we set a completion date, there are a couple of final tasks we need to complete. You will need to sign the Tenancy Agreement and pay the agreed amount, typically comprising a set rent amount and a deposit, before we can hand you the keys and welcome you to your new place.
Step 7: Completion
Congratulations, now that all the references have been checked and the necessary paperwork has been signed, you can finally take possession of your keys and move in.