Montgomery & McCleeryhave the largest selection of private rental accommodation in the North West. We offer Tenants options to suit individual needs - from apartments to family homes. We pride ourselves in our friendly approach and expert knowledge of the local market.
We know that moving home is stressful, we are here to guide you, and ensure that the entire process of renting your new home runs as smoothly as possible.
You will be asked to complete a tenant application form, this should be completed by each adult who will be renting the property. Also required will be two written references to confirm your ability to meet the rental commitment. These could include, your employer, previous landlord, your bank or building society,doctor, solicitor or accountant. These should then be returned to our office by hand or post.
Normally about two working days depending on how quickly you supply the required information. On receipt of the information we contact the Landlord and discuss your application. Once the decision has been made by the Landlord we will contact you by telephone.
You will have to pay your security deposit and the first installment of rent. Please confirm with our staff what that payment will be. Please note that the first rent payment and deposit will be required to be paid in cash with submission of your application form.
Once your application has been accepted by the landlord, your deposit and rent has been paid, we will then agree a date for signing with you. On that date a tenancy agreement will be signed and keys handed over.
It is a legally binding document between you and the landlord, applicable to you and the property you are renting, that states the amount of rent. It states the length of the tenancy, your rights and responsibilities and your Landlords rights and responsibilities. Your agreement will be for six months and there after month to month. Please note that all tenants are joint and severally liable for all conditions within the Agreement. This means that each person signing can be called upon to pay all outstanding rent, interest, cost of repair etc.
It is your responsibility to contact the utility providers and provide them with the relevant meter readings to open an account. Please note that it is important that you contact the utility providers within 48 hours of tenancy to avoid termination of supply.
The tenant will also be responsible for the utility bills such as water (if billed), gas, electricity, telephone and T.V licence during the course of the tenancy applicable to the property.
All future rents will be paid by standing order on an agreed date. Please note that we will set up the standing order with you on the day you sign for a property.
The best way to work out the monthly rental payment is to multiply the weekly rent by 52 weeks and divide by 12 months. This will give the calendar month payment due on the same date each month.
All agreements are for six months and thereafter month to month until terminated by not less than four weeks notice in writing given by either party. Tenants abiding by the terms within the lease, i.e. paying rent on time and looking after the property are welcome to continue their tenancy. If you leave before the end of the term you will remain responsible for the rent until the end of the term agreed.