Registering With Us
We know how annoying it can be to be shown around a property that doesn't meet any (or very little) of your requirements. Or turning up for a viewing only to be told it's gone 'but there's something else just around the corner'.
At David Andrew, we firmly believe in only showing you properties that meet your specification and criteria. For us to achieve this, we will extensively ask about what's important to you when searching for the right property so we can eliminate any properties that don't match your requirements. Important aspects to think about and inform us of are:
Location/area (close to a certain tube station or park etc)
How much you're looking to spend
Size (whether it's important to have two double bedrooms for example, or a large kitchen)
When you need to move by
Age/style of property
Whether you have any pets
Furnishings aren't usually too much of an issue as most landlords offer some flexibility when marketing their properties to rent.
Remember, the more we know about you and what you're looking for, the more successful we will be in finding you the right home.
Once we're satisfied we know what you're looking for, we will either arrange for you to see some properties or keep you registered until something suitable becomes available.
Viewing Properties With Us
Viewing potential homes should be a pleasurable and exciting experience and we aim to aid this as much as possible. Once the viewing is arranged, we send you confirmation of the viewing with all of the relevant information so as to avoid any confusion. We do our best to arrive early so that the property is open and available to view once you turn up, and endeavour to make the process as smooth as possible.
We know our properties very well, and the areas in which they're situated in, so please ask us any questions you feel are relevant and we'll do our utmost to answer them in as much detail as possible.
Applying For A Property/Tenancy Through Us
Once you've found 'the one', we will do our very best to negotiate and agree your offer of tenancy. We can only do this once we've received some form of commitment from you by way of a holding deposit. It's worth noting that if your offer is accepted, the holding deposit is off-set against your final balance. If it's declined, it's returned back to you. It is, however, non-refundable if your offer is accepted and you later pull out. It is at our discretion as to what is considered 'later' depending on the individual circumstances surrounding that particular property (other viewings were turned down etc.).
Upon payment of the holding deposit (usually up to equivalent of one weeks’ rent), we also require the following information prior to putting forward your offer of tenancy.
Length of tenancy (usually 12 months)
Requirements (removal of sofa for example)
Tenant information (whether a couple/sharers, age, occupation, current area of residence etc.)
Again, we find that the more we know about you, the more we can discuss with your prospective landlord.
Preparing For Your Move
Once your offer of tenancy has been accepted, it's really important we receive all required documents from you within 48 hours of the official confirmation email which is sent to you via the agent who showed you around the property. A dedicated Lettings Co-ordinator will then guide you through to signing the tenancy agreement and arranging your property handover.
The Day Of Your Move
Having arranged a time that suits you to collect the keys, we will have ready a full and comprehensive tenant handbook that has all of the useful information and checklists needed to make your move as smooth as possible.