Securing The Property
Before we process your application, you will need to pay the Application Fee which will reserve the property until the application is complete. Only if your application is approved will the property be marked as Let Agreed, until this time we will continue to market the property but will not take any further viewings.
You can either collect some application forms from our office or we can email you the forms, so you can print them off at your convenience.
Please ensure you answer the forms as fully and accurately as possible (ensuring ALL mandatory fields are completed).
Please Note: any false information could be interpreted as a fraudulent application.
We will then book an appointment at our office for you to attend with the completed forms and your id.
As part of the application process we will carry out a Credit Search – If you have any bad credit, for example CCJ’s, Bankruptcy or arrears this check will highlight your credit history so be honest and declare any bad credit. If any bad credit is found and not disclosed this could lead to your application being rejected by the landlord, if you do declare this we may ask for a Guarantor.
Proof of ID – You will need to produce original ID from the below list:
- Residents Card / Residents Permit
- Driving Licence
(Please Note: If you use your Driving Licence you will also need to produce your Birth Certificate for the purpose of right to rent checks)
Proof of address:
- Utility Bill
- Council Tax Bill
- Bank Statement
Proof of Income – You will need to produce your last 3 months Wage slips as proof of your income. If you are self-employed, we will need your last 3 tax returns and 3 months bank statements.
Previous Landlord – If you have a previous landlord, we will need to contact them for a written reference. We will need you to provide your landlords or letting agents’ details for this process.
A guarantor may be required if you haven’t been employed for longer than 6 months, or you are not in permanent Full Time employment (such as a probation period), or if the rent is more than 40% of your annual income, a guarantor may be needed.
Your guarantor will go through the same referencing process as you and will agree to take joint responsibility for the rent of the property. The guarantor will be liable to pay any rent arrears and for any damages the deposit does not cover.
A guarantor must be a property owner within Leicestershire and have a basic salary equivalent to 3 time the annual rent.