Applying for a Tenancy

The tenancy application provides us with a record of the tenant’s declaration as to their identity, previous residences and employment histories, income status, referees, and other personal details.

The completed form represents an important legal document which forms the basis of the tenant screening or verifying process and the contract. It also confirms the tenant’s understanding of the property to be let, the type and length of tenancy and basic terms, the costs and expenses to be paid and the rent and deposit required.


Tenancy Deposits

This will explain where your tenancy deposit is held, what it is used for and how it is repaid to you when your tenancy comes to an end.

Ending A Tenancy

To end a tenancy, it is important that it is ended in the legal framework that is designed for the tenancy and in accordance with the tenancy contract,  this page we explains how a tenancy is ended.........


It is impossible to answer all the questions associated with tenancies and rental properties but we have created a Frequently Asked Question section which may help.

Applying For A Tenancy

If you would like to apply for one of our tenancies, this page will explain all you need to know.........

During The Tenancy

This section will help you understand your tenancy, what the tenancy agreement means and what yours and our responsibilities are.


Repairs & Maintenance

We explain the process relating to repairs and maintenance issues, the importance of reporting issues to us and what your responsibility is in relation to minor repairs......

Tenancy Application

We require a formal tenancy application for all of our tenancies and we cannot offer a tenancy without the completion of the formal application.

A tenancy application process helps to ensure that both landlord and tenant are protected and that the rental arrangement is clear and fair for both parties.  The information gatherered on an application form will help us make an informed decision about whether a tenant is a good fit for the property.


If you are interested in renting a property, you will need to make an application for a tenancy to us. The process for applying for a tenancy may vary depending your circumstances but there are generally a few steps that you can expect to follow.


  1. Visit the property –  we will not accept an application for a tenancy unless we have met you at the property.
  2. Fill out an application: Once you have viewed the property that you are interested in, you will need to fill out an application form, which can be downloaded below. The form includes personal information, such as your name, address, and employment history, as well as information about your rental history and any co-applicants.
  3. Documentation. We will typically ask for certain documents in order to consider the application. These may include proof of income, such as pay stubs or tax returns, as well as identification documents like a driver’s license or passport. You may also be asked to provide references, such as previous landlords or employers.
  4. Wait for a decision Once you have submitted your application, we will review it and decide whether to approve the tenancy. This process can take several days, usually because of waiting for the replies to reference requests.
  5. Pay the holding fee: This will secure the property ready for you to take up the tenancy.  If you do not pay the holding fee, we will continue to advertise the property and to process other tenancy application forms.

If your application is approved, and you accept that approval, we will ask you to sign a tenancy agreement, which will outline the terms of your tenancy and by following these steps, you can increase your chances of securing a tenancy.

Please click the PDF Icon to download our Application Form.

Please click the PDF Icon to download our Guarantor Form.

Warning – If you deliberately provide false information when applying for a tenancy with us, you may be guilty of Fraud under The Fraud Act (2006) which carries a maximum penalty of 12 months imprisonment, or of Forgery under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act (1981) which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following content has been created in response to the most common questions or concerns that tenants have. This section provides answers to common questions related to applying for a tenancy with us.  The purpose of the section  is to provide quick and easy access to information. 


How long does it take to process the application?

It really depends on how quickly the references we apply for come back, you can help speed things up by letting referees know that we will be asking them for information to help support your tenancy application.

What references do you need?

It all depends on your specific circumstances, but in general we need employment references, wage slips, or if self-employed an accountants reference for income confirmation, a landlord reference if you have rented before,  and a credit or background check.


We require a Gurantor to support a tenancy applications, that is our policy.  A Guarantor is a person who agrees to take financial responsibility for a tenant’s rent and any damages to the property if the tenant is unable to pay or causes damage. The Guarantor’s role is to act as a backup for the landlord in case a tenant defaults on their rent, causes damage to the property or acts in an anti-social behaviour. 

Does the tenancy require a guarantor

In some circumstances, we may request that a tenancy is supported by a guarantor.  A guarantor is typically required for a tenancy agreement as a form of added financial security. If a tenant is unable to pay rent or damages to the property, then the guarantor is responsible for covering the cost which  helps to protect the landlord from financial loss. A guarantor is usually someone with a good credit history and preferrably a home owner who is willing to co-sign the tenancy agreement and take on financial responsibility if the tenant is unable to pay. The guarantor is usually someone who has a stable job and a good credit score, which is why most of the time parent or close family members act as guarantors.

Do You Accept Benefits Tenants ?

We not discriminate against benefit or low income tenant applicants.  However, as with all tenant applications we have strict affordibility criteria which must be met before we can grant a tenancy.

If a tenant is claiming housing benefit, this means that they are receiving financial assistance from the government to help cover the cost of their rent. In order to be eligible for this benefit, the tenant must meet certain income and asset limits, as well as other requirements.

Affordability criteria refer to the standards that are used to determine whether a tenant can afford to rent a particular property. The criteria may be based on a number of factors, including the tenant’s income, the cost of rent, the cost of council tax alongside the tenant’s other financial obligations, and supported or determined by the applicants credit history.

Overall, the purpose of affordability criteria is to ensure that a tenant is able to meet their financial obligations and maintain their rental property in a responsible manner. By considering these factors, we can can help ensure that our properties are being rented to tenants who are able to afford them.

Holding Deposit

For us to hold the property for you and to remove it from the market, we will require a holding deposit and the holding deposit will be deducted from the first months rental payment.  If for some reason the tenant chooses not take up the tenancy after being offered, the deposit will be retained by us.  If the tenancy application is found to be dishonest or misleading, we will retain the tenancy deposit.

Tenancy Deposit

The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords to protect deposits on assured short-hold tenancies in a government approved scheme. The deposit serves as level of protection for the landlord in case the tenant damages the property or fails to pay rent. We place all deposits in an  insurance-backed deposit protection with free, impartial dispute resolution for when disagreements arise over how the money is divided.   At the end of the tenancy,  we will conduct a final inspection of the property to determine if any damages have been done. If we find any damage, we may make deductions from the deposit to cover the cost of repairs.

To learn more about Tenancy Deposits, please click here.

No Pets Policy

We have a strict no pets policy and unfortunately this policy is strictly not negotiable.  As Landlords, we are aware of the bad smells and damage caused to the interior of properties by pets.  We advertise all of our properties as no-pets tenancies and as such, should you make an application for one of our properties, you do so in the full knowledge that these are our terms of business.

None Smoking Policy

As Landlords, we are aware of the bad smells and damage caused to an interior by a regular smoking habit and landlords have the right to prevent tenants from smoking in their rental property or on the grounds of the rental property.  We advertise all of our properties as none smoking tenancies and as such, should you make an application for one of our properties, you do so in the full knowledge that these are our terms of business.

Applying for a HMO Tenancy

If you are applying for a tenancy in one of our HMO properties, please visit the page which relates specifically to our HMO tenancies and our HMO Terms of Business. It is very important that you read and fully understand our terms relating to HMO tenancies and the page can be found by clicking here

Terms Of Business

This Web Site Constitutes our Terms of Business and as such tenants applying for one of our properties accept these terms of business.