Avoid getting caught out
Always check the Letting Agents independent reviews with a verified independent reference agency like Trust Pilot or Reevoo as all reviews are from genuine customers. Always view a property & room prior to handing over a reservation fee.
Finding a trustworthy letting agent
Always look out for recognition that the Letting Agent is a member of an industry redress scheme. Always read your Tenancy Agreement and ask if it can be emailed or posted to you for review at your leisure.
Looking for properties to let
Look at several local Specialist Letting Agents and not Estate Agents that have a dedicated Letting Agents department. They are invariably only in Lettings because property sales have decreased. They normally offer a bad service, over charge, never return calls and are slow or non-existent at dealing with any maintenance issues. We recommend that you look on our website as we are local or Easy Room Mate and Spareroom. Make sure you always sign up for instant new room alerts to ensure you get to hear about rooms as soon as they become available. Calling us at Rooms In Worcester could also mean you get to view a Room that hasn’t even been advertised – you should act fast to secure the best properties on the market.
With Rooms In Worcester you receive a copy of your Tenancy, Non Deposit Indemnity Policy & because you do not pay a deposit that’s all you need and the keys.
For all other companies make sure you follow the below;
When you get the keys, always make sure a full photographic inventory is taken on the day you move in and ask for a copy to be emailed or posted to you for reference. This will help to protect you and your deposit should there be any discrepancies when you move out, acting as proof that they weren’t caused by you. After you’ve moved in, your landlord or Letting Agent has a legal obligation to add your deposit to an accredited deposit scheme within 30 days. Make sure they have done this and have sent you a certificate of validation, as it is illegal for them not to do so.
Providing everything you need
The Farefield Group, will ensure you are provided with the following if you become a tenant of theirs:
Copy of your Tenancy Agreement
Non Deposit Indemnity Policy
How to Rent Guide