William Thomas Estate Agents - Guide To Renting

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1. Find Your Property

Take a look at our rental properties in our search

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When you find a property, contact our office for further details about the monthly rental and to arrange a viewing.

When you have decided that you wish to rent the property, instruct one of our team and they will set in motion the paperwork.


2. Paperwork

First, you’ll complete an application form which allows the reference gathering process to begin.  This will include a

·      Credit check

·      Reference from an employer or previous landlord

·      Reference from your bank

If all is satisfactory, you will then sign a Tenancy Agreement which is your contact where you agree to the terms of the tenancy.


3. Payments

You will need to pay the first month’s rent in advance, along with the initial deposit.  Rest assured though, the deposit is protected by law and is only used if you breach the terms of your tenancy, but you will always be notified of this first.


4. Moving In Day!

On moving in day, please check that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working.

Check the inventory against your new home and make sure the contents and condition are as described.  If anything is different, please let us know within 7 days.

Also check:

·      You have seen the Gas Safety Certificate (landlords should provide a gas safety check every 12 months)

·      You have the instructions for the boiler and any appliances, and you know the location of the stop cock, fuse box and utility meters.

·      The meter readings for the gas, electricity and water should be included in the inventory.  If they are missing, read these on the day you move in and transfer the account to your name and provide the readings to your utility providers.

It is your responsibility to ensure your belongings are insured from the day you move in, so please check that you have adequate cover.  Your landlord should provide their own buildings insurance.


5. Moving Out

When you are leaving a rental, you need to ensure that it has been cleaned properly and all your belongings and waste is removed from the house and garden.

The property will then be checked, then your monies returned to your account less any agreed deductions if this applies.

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Dear Sir/Madam

You recently Handled the sale of our property 6 Springise Cottages, off Belmont Road.

We are writing to convey our appreciation for your efficienct and professionalism throughout the marketing and selling process; Janet is worthy of particular mention for keeping us fully informed at every stage. William Thomas has provided a very impressive service, particularly given the current testing times in the property market.

We should have no hesitation in using your services again - not that we have any plans to move again! Furthermore, we would happily recommend you to anyone looking for an estate agent.

Nat and Rhona Royle

Thanks for all your hard work over the past months.  You have been so professional and a pleasure to deal with.

Sharon and Matt Gregory

Thank you for the very efficient service you’ve provided.  We’ve already recommended you to friends and will continue to do so. 

Lynn and Laura Taylor

We would like to thank you for all your hard work in selling our house.  You have been very helpful and sorted out any enquiries immediately.  Thanks again,

Sara and Simon Lutas

Thank you for everything! You are without a doubt the best Estate Agent that I have ever dealt with and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and relatives.  Best wishes to you all for the future. 

The Prestons

Thanks for all your help with the purchase of our new home.  We couldn’t of asked for a better service. 

Keith and Leanne Boulderstone

Thanks so much for all your hard work and help selling our home. I will certainly be recommending William Thomas to friends, family and work colleagues.  Many thanks once again.

Sandra and Tom Robinson

Thank you for a very professional and informative service. I would most certainly use your company again.

Julie and Kevin Royds

Thank you so much for all your help and support over the past few months with the purchase of our new home.

Rachel and Tom

Thanks for all your hard work.  Without doubt we feel that you have treated us as if we have been your only customer. 

Kay and Malcolm Cheetham

Thank you for your professionalism ie hard work throughout our house sale.  We have moved several times but the service you delivered was the best by far.  I will be recommending you to my friends etc, a job very well done.  Thank you,

Martyn and Carole Lucas

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, with both the sale of our house and with buying Wakefield Mews.  Special thanks to Janet, I bet you’ll be chuffed when it’s all over!!! You’ve been great keeping us up to date. We would recommend you for sure. 

Claire and Michael

To everyone at William Thomas Estate Agents.  Thanks to you all for helping us to achieve our dream.  Best wishes,

Bill and Val Higginson