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Choice Lettings - Tenants

Rent a house or flat in Lancashire with the letting and property management experts in Heywood, Rochdale

At Choice Lettings, we make the process of finding a home to rent easy. We’re committed to finding a rental property that fulfils all of your requirements. You may be looking for a flat or house to rent, furnished or unfurnished for a single person, couple or family. With our expertise and experience in property letting and management, combined with our extensive local knowledge, we’ll help you find your perfect property.

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Our promise to you

At Choice Lettings, we value our tenants very highly. As well as ensuring you are happy with your new rented house or flat, we make sure all the necessary health and safety checks and any repairs or upgrading of the property are carried out prior to your moving-in date. For your safety, comfort and peace of mind, our comprehensive property management service includes:

  • Gas safety checks (by our in-house GAS SAFE registered engineer)
  • Property repair and maintenance
  • Emergency call-out service
  • Cleaning and upgrading properties between tenancies

Landlord Accreditation

Choice Lettings works closely with the Rochdale Landlord Accreditation Scheme which recognises reputable landlords whose properties are in a satisfactory condition and hold the relevant gas safety certification. Many of our properties are accredited by the Local Authority and meet the government’s Good Homes Standard.

Tenant Information

When you have found your dream home to rent please read the following information carefully. To view a copy of the Tenancy Agreement you will need to complete please click here. For any enquiries about renting a property with Choice Estates, please contact us.

  1. The first stage is to fill in the necessary reference forms and return them to Choice Lettings with the £150 administration charge. (The administration fee is required to process your application and references and is non-refundable).
  2. For a joint tenancy, the administration charge is £225 to process both applications and reference checks.
  3. Once the reference checks are successful, a date can be arranged to move in to the property.
  4. On the start date of the tenancy the bond and one month’s rent must be paid upfront in cash before the keys are released. If paying by cheque, the funds must be cleared on the start date of the tenancy for the keys to be released.
  5. The tenancy will be for a minimum and maximum of 6 months in duration. During this time, Choice Lettings will carry out regular checks of the property to ensure it remains in a satisfactory condition.
  6. Renewal fee after the initial 6 month tenancy is £30.
  7. If a guarantor is required, a fee of £75 must be paid as they will also need to be fully credit checked and referenced.
  8. If you have a pet in the property an additional fee of £50 is required to create a 'Pet Clause'. You may be asked to pay an increased deposit.
  9. All tenants must have Tenant Liability Insurance in place prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This is a compulsory requirement and tenants will be asked to provide a copy of the policy.

Information for unemployed applicants

In April 2008, the Housing Benefit system was changed. It is now called Local Housing Allowance and each area has a fixed amount of benefit depending on the tenant’s personal circumstances. Have you checked your Local Housing Allowance entitlement?

Rent to income chart

A tenant must earn a gross income (income before tax) of at least 2.5 times the rental figure. In the case of a joint tenancy, the combined gross income of both tenants must be at least 2.5 times the rental amount. Otherwise, a guarantor must be provided whose gross income is at least 3 times the rental figure.

Monthly Rent (£) Tenants Annual Income (£) Guarantors Annual Income (£)
320 9,600 11,520
340 10,200 12,240
360 10,800 12,960
380 11,400 13,680
400 12,000 14,400
420 12,600 15,120
440 13,200 15,840
460 13,800 16,560
480 14,440 17,280
500 15,000 21,600
520 15,600 18,720
540 16,200 19,440
560 16,800 20,160
580 17,400 20,880
600 18,000 21,600

Every tenant deposit is protected by the My Deposits scheme.

If you are unsure about any of the above information, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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