Viewing a property...

Bradleys will be happy to show you around any of the properties that are available to let on our website. When you have seen something that you would like to rent, there are a few things that you will need to know. The following notes are for guidance only and we recommend that you speak to your local Bradleys office for further details.

Accepting a property...

Properties are accepted on an ‘as seen’ basis and any issues or concerns raised will need to be dealt with prior to references being undertaken to avoid incurring any unnecessary costs.

Upon accepting a property full references must be run, including credit history and ‘Right to Rent’ checks. There is a non-refundable per person charge to Bradleys for the administration of this service and checks cannot begin without payment. References can take around seven days to complete, in some cases less time, but it can take up to an additional two to three weeks if additional information is required. Should a guarantor be needed this may also affect the time taken to complete referencing.

We use Van Mildert, an independent referencing agency, to collect and confirm references from you. They require that you are earning two and a half times the monthly rent, on average. If you have insufficient earnings to support the rent, you may need a guarantor, who will be liable for the terms of your tenancy.

A guarantor should be a homeowner, earning three times the monthly rent. Guarantor references fees will be required.

Click here for more information about the Tenant Referencing process.

Please note that ALL intended occupants of the property over the age of 18 will need to complete a form to be referenced, regardless of their employment status.

Applications will need to be supported by the appropriate reference fees, photo ID (i.e. Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of current address (i.e. utility bill).

Subject to references being acceptable, only then will a suitable date be chosen for your occupation of the property. Bradleys and the Landlord will of course endeavour to meet your preferred move in date, wherever possible and practical.

Letting Fees, Charges & Deposits

In addition to the rent, there are a number of other costs that tenants must budget for before entering into a new tenancy agreement through Bradleys. Depending on your circumstances and the property you select, the following fees may apply and would be payable before a tenancy starts, except where stated:

DetailsFees & Charges
Reference Fee (including credit, employer, bank, previous Landlord, Right to Rent checks etc.) £120 incl VAT (£100 +VAT)
per person
Guarantor Reference Fee (if required) £90 incl VAT (£75 +VAT)
per guarantor
Tenancy Agreement & Arrangement Fee £120 incl VAT (£100 +VAT)
per property
Termination & Check-out fee £120 incl VAT (£100 +VAT)
per property (paid at end of tenancy following a Bradleys Inspection)
Pet Schedule Arrangement Fee No Charge at commencement of tenancy
£60 incl VAT (£50 +VAT) after commencement date

All fees and charges correct as of 3rd November 2017

Deposits

Deposit

In addition to one month’s rent in advance, you will be required to pay a Deposit equivalent to one month’s rent plus £200 (or more if required by the Landlord). Your deposit will be registered with TDS.

Throughout the tenancy there are ongoing costs that must be covered on top of the rent.

These will include (although other costs may also apply):

  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water and telephone/broadband)
  • Council Tax
  • Television licence
  • Installation of cable/satellite
  • Insurance (for your own contents and personal effects)
  • Garden maintenance
  • Maintenance of drains, gutters and downpipes

At the end of the tenancy:

  • Termination & Checkout Fee of £120 per Property
  • Professional cleaning of the property
  • Dilapidations
Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved tenancy deposit protection scheme in England and Wales operated by The Dispute Service Ltd.

The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured shorthold tenancies in a scheme such as TDS. They provide insurance backed tenancy deposit protection with free, impartial dispute resolution for when disagreements arise over how the money is divided at the end of a tenancy.

Download the TDS leaflet

Moving In

On the pre agreed move in date you will need to come into your local Bradleys office to collect the keys and sign for the Schedule of Condition.

All fees must be paid in advance. This includes the first month’s rent, deposit and all outstanding arrangement fees and can be paid by bank transfer or Debit/Credit Card payment to Bradleys Accounts Department 01395 223383 and Select Option 5.

Funds must be cleared and the Tenancy Agreement should be fully signed at least 3 days prior to entry date (unless alternative arrangements have been agreed), otherwise access to the property may not be permitted.

All payments for the monthly rent must be paid by standing order, which will be supplied prior to your move in and rent will be due on the anniversary date of the start of the tenancy.

In order to terminate the contract, one month’s written notice must be given prior to the rent due date. The property cannot be vacated before the end of the fixed six-month contract unless agreed.

You will need to arrange property contents insurance for the duration of your tenancy. Bradleys Insurance Services will be able to provide you with a competitive quotation.

What happens if something breaks?

Bradleys operate an On-Line Maintenance, Repairs and Issue reporting system for your property. Please use the link below and ensure that you complete the report as thoroughly as possible, with a full description and photographs of the issue.

Once reported in this way and you have received a confirmation email logging your issue, you will not need to report it again. You will need to make a new report if you have multiple issues.

Maintenance issues reported in this way will be given priority over emails or phone calls unless of course you have an Emergency

Report an Issue Here

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

As members of ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents, a division of the National Federation of Property Professionals, NFOPP), as well as full members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme for Lettings, Bradleys are bound by strict professional guidelines. In addition these professional bodies require Professional Indemnity and Client Money Protection cover to be in place for customer peace of mind.

5 things you should know about client money protection

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Professional Accreditations

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