INFORMATION FOR TENANTS
Welcome to Douch Partners Letting & Property Management Ltd - your local letting agent dedicated to providing great service to landlords and tenants.
We have a selection of properties to rent in Forest Row, Sharpthorne, West Hoathly, East Grinstead and surrounding area. If you have never rented before or are already renting and want to move on, we can help you. We have all types of flats and houses to let. Please see our latest listing. The lettings market moves quickly so it is best to register your details and accommodation requirements with us a month before you need to move into your new rented house or flat. We regret that we cannot assist DSS claimants. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months. Details of some of the properties we are currently instructed to let may be found on this site, together with an outline of our services.
Please kindly see the link and read the information in the government's latest How to Rent leaflet.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone if you would like to be added to our tenant database or if you would like to arrange viewings.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a 'holding deposit', usually £200. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However the deposit will be forfeited if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer, a previous or current landlord. We also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. We use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity, TV License and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account or to the Landlords account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one and half month's rent must be paid, and will be held in a secure client account in accordance with new Housing Act 2004, Custodial Tenancy Deposit Scheme such as The Deposit Protection Scheme throughout the tenancy term. This is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
We charge the following fees to cover administration and referencing costs, a proportion of which is refunded if the tenancy does not proceed.
- One applicant £100.00
- Two applicant's £140.00
- Guarantor's reference £75.00
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -
- All of our properties are gas safety certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety.