I’ve found the home I want to rent. What’s next?

The first thing to do is to read the How to rent guide: the checklist for renting in England
so that you understand our responsibilities and your own.

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Our Property Rental Process

1. Check that you can afford the rent

You need to be able to prove to us that your annual basic income is at least 2.5 times the annual rent. If you can’t prove this, you’ll need to pay 6 months’ to a year’s rent in advance or have a guarantor. They must be a UK resident and a home owner in England or Wales, with a good credit history and an annual income of at least 3 times the annual rent.

2. Pay a holding deposit

To take the property off the market you need to pay the equivalent of 1 week’s rent. We’ll then take the property off the market for a fixed period to check your references.

3. Fill out the online application form

We’ll ask you to fill out an online application form so that we can check your references. We’ll use a credit reference company to do this.

Please complete this form fully and accurately. Mistakes could mean that your application is delayed or rejected, and you could lose all or part of your holding deposit.

Data protection: All the information you give us will be held on our computer system in accordance with our notification under the Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Please note that we will release some of your details to specific third parties, such as utility providers, to ensure that you have electricity, gas and other services from the date your move in. Data may be held outside the European Union. Prominence Ltd is registered with Information Commissioner Office: Z1969691

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4. Sign the tenancy agreement

Once we hear back from the credit reference company, we’ll prepare the tenancy agreement and ask you to come to our offices to sign it. You’ll need to bring your photo ID with you.

5. Pay the deposit and the first month’s rent

Before we can give you the keys, we need to have received a deposit (usually 5 weeks’ rent) and the first month’s rent. The funds need to be cleared in our account when you collect the keys. You can pay by bank transfer, bankers draft or cash.

If we’re managing the property, your deposit will be protected by mydeposits. If the landlord is managing it, they may use a different deposit protection scheme.

6. Collect the keys

Please bring photo ID and a completed standing order form for future rent payments when you come to collect the keys. We’ll give you a copy of the inventory and a schedule of condition at the same time.

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