The Guardian Residential Lettings team realises that looking for a new home can sometimes be a lengthy and time-consuming experience. We take pride in listening to our customers’ needs, identifying their goals and meeting as many of their requirements as possible. As Harlow’s largest agent, we always have the most number of properties available to rent in the town, therefore giving prospective tenants the maximum choice available.
The following information outlines the procedure for potential tenants:
Register your details, telling us your moving dates, preferred geographical areas, furniture requirements and price you are willing to pay for your rented property.
We will organise as many viewings as we can to suit your requirements, and provide all details, including addresses and viewing times.
Once you are happy with a property, we will ask you to fill out an application form for each person over eighteen years of age.
We will then agree the let with the landlord, and negotiate any points you have, including preferred moving date.
You will then pay your administration fee – see link below - to secure the property while we reference you and make the property ready for your move.
Once you have viewed and chosen a property, and the let has been agreed with the landlord, you will then pay your administration fee, as follows:
Admin Fee costs
One person - £175
Two people - £250
Three persons - £300
Four or above - £400 plus £50.00 per person thereafter.
You will be asked to sign an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. This is your legal document with a normal twelve month period. You have the right to serve two months’ rental notice after month 4 should you need, as does your landlord. With equal rights, this keeps it fair for both parties.
You will be asked to sign our Tenancy Deposit Scheme which protects your deposit money in full.
You will collect a full, detailed inventory which you will be given time to check over at the property.
You will be asked to pay one month’s rent and one month’s deposit equal to the rent (unless otherwise stated ) in cleared funds.
We will supply you with a Gas Safety Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate, Move-In letter and pack, and our bank details for your standing order.
If you wish to add additional Tenants throughout the Tenancy with the Landlord's agreement, there will be an administration fee payable of £100 per person added.
Most of Guardian’s properties will be managed by ourselves, and we are available to you between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on Saturdays.
If Guardian is fully managing the property, then regular inspections of the property will be conducted every ten to twelve weeks, which you will be notified of a week before.