Some handy tips if you are thinking of renting

Here at MWL we pride ourselves in providing our tenants with the best possible service we can and to help in this process we have listed some tips below.


Choosing the Area

What area you choose to live in is a very important decision. We are here to answer any questions you may have. Our most important bit of advice to offer is that you do your own research. Have a look at what areas you would like to live in. Take into consideration your needs i.e. Transport links, access to school, access to shops etc. We are here to help you make these choices. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


We Just Need Some Details From You

You made a great decision to choose MWL to find your rental property, we just need some details from you. Identifying the area where you wish to live along with the ideal type of property for you. Things that are important to you, like local links, shops, restaurants, maybe close to your work, letting us know everything that is important to you, helps us find your perfect property rental.


Viewing Properties

Try to be available and as flexible as possible. Yes, we've said it before, but the lettings business is incredibly fast moving and when a good property comes to the market there can be a rush to view and offers are often made immediately. You could miss out if you can't make yourself available within 24 hours from when we contact you.

If you want the landlord to undertake any improvement works, or add/remove furniture, put in your request as soon as you decide to make an offer. It can be much harder to get these jobs agreed once you have moved in.


Dotting the I's and crossing the T's

Once your offer has been accepted you'll need to pay a holding deposit. We always ask that this be a minimum of one weeks rent. This will then be deducted from your first month's rent. At the time of placing a holding deposit, we will give you full details on how we handle and process your holding deposit.


Fees and Charges

When you agree to rent a property, you will be required to pay a deposit and the first month's rent before you move in. When you pay the deposit, we will place your deposit in an approved deposit scheme, the one we use is My Deposits. Once it is registered with the My Deposit company, we will provide you with a Deposit Certificate and the required legal information regarding the holding of deposits.


Once You Move In

We will provide you with all our contact details, including who to contact in an emergency, or how to report a fault at the property if something happens to go wrong.

We ask that you look after the property as if it were your own. This reduces the likelihood of disputes over damage when the tenancy comes to an end.

Remember that you should arrange insurance cover for your furnishings and personal property - the landlord is not responsible for insuring these items.


Time to Move Out

Before moving out you should refer to your inventory document that you received when you moved in. This will show the 'condition' of your property. You should be aiming to return the property in the same 'condition' subject to fair wear and tear. We always ask that you give the property a good clean through and check all items on the list before we arrange to come in and check the property against the inventory.

It goes without saying that you should leave the property in tip top condition and remove all your belongings, otherwise you risk losing part, or all of your deposit.

Do You Have a Question?

We are here to answer any questions you may have concerning any part of the rental process, just call and we will be happy to talk and help

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