Tenant Application Process

ALL PROSPECTIVE TENANTS MUST BE AGED 18 OR OVER

 

Procedures

So you don’t miss out if you wish to proceed after viewing the property of your choice, please contact BNR Lettings and Sales as soon as possible. We do not want any of our customers disappointed.  Properties advertised with us let very quickly.

Please view the next steps of the Tenant Application process to proceed:

Firstly, you will need to pay a holding deposit of 1 weeks rent, upon receipt of the holding deposit the property will be withdrawn from being advertised. Also, this will enable us to carry out referencing checks and prepare the legal documentation required.

The holding deposit will hold the property for 72 hours without the application form being completed. If you do not hear from us within 24 hours of the holding deposit being paid, please contact the office immediately.

Please ensure all referees have been advised they will be contacted by us to speed up the application process. After 72 hours if the information requested as not been received the property will be remarketed on our website.

You will need to provide 2 copies of proof of residency this can be:

A Utility Bill    Bank Statement     TV License

**If you are not found on the voters roll a possible three years of proof of residence may be required.

 

Tenants: Checking and Referencing Criteria

Please ensure you have completed the application form and provided 2 copies of proof of residency, this can be a utility bill, bank statement or TV Licence. These must be dated within the last three months from the application date. If you are not registered on the voters’ roll, we may need up to three years of proof of residency.

 

Criteria Details

Employed

An Employment reference will be gained from your most recent employer provided on the application form. Please ensure you have informed your employer we will be contacting them to speed up the process. If your employer fails to provide a reference you may be required to provide three months wage slips or 1 month’s weekly wages slips whichever is relevant.

Self Employed

3 years of your profit and loss accounts will be required. If you are unable to produce this a Guarantor will be required

Joint Application

Married Couples will only be counted for a joint application, maiden name will need to be supplied. Both applicants will need to complete the application form and all employers will be contacted.

Retired/Additional Income

Proof of Pension, 3 monthly pay advices or 3 months bank statements will be required.

Students

Must have a Guarantor.

Overseas

If in the UK for more than 6 months proof of residency will be required with a contract of employment or proof of employment from your Personnel Department. If under 6 months, a copy of your passport and work or student permit will be required.

Housing Benefit

Must have pre tenancy determination and a Guarantor.

Guarantors

  • Must be resident in the UK
  • Have a good credit history (NO CCJ’s)
  • Have a sufficient monthly income
  • Provide 3 monthly wage slips or 3 months bank statements if no response is received from the employer

Please ensure the application form is completed in full, so this does not delay the application process, with our Tenant Reference Checks. BNR Lettings and Sales cannot be held responsible for any incomplete forms received. Please ensure Application Forms are answered correctly to the best of your knowledge.

Provided satisfactory references have been obtained, a date will be agreed with you to sign the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, collect the keys and pay.

Any changes to terms requested by you will require full agreement from the landlord and it must therefore be understood that there is the potential that he/she will decide that the property should instead be re-advertised. Any changes which are agreed will incur an administration charge of £50.00 (Inclusive of VAT) per agreed variation, whether before or during the Tenancy

 

‘Right to rent’ requirements

Under section 22 of the Immigration Act (2014) from February 1st, 2016 landlords/ agents are required to carry out ‘Right to Rent’ checks on all prospective tenants. These checks relate to immigration status and the right of individuals to stay in the UK. As a fair and non-discriminating company of repute this screening process will apply to every new tenant looking to rent one of our properties. To proceed with a rental application, we need to see (in person) relevant ID – this may be a valid UK/ EEA passport, a National Identity card, a Home Office certificate or a photographic Immigration Status document.  There is no charge for the Rights to rent check this is included in your application.

Where granted residency is time-limited a further check will be carried out prior to expiry of current permission. In every case a record of the checks made, the outcome and any further checks required will be kept on file.