FAQ for tenants

Are you looking for a property to rent? Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions on how to rent a property.FAQfor tenants

Is an Inventory and check in required?

Yes, if renting a property through Kings you will have both. This protects your deposit come the end of your tenancy.

Will Kings deal with the deposit dispute if there is one?

We will do everything we can to try and resolve any issues to avoid a dispute, however should it need to be formally disputed this will be directly with the scheme. 

How much is the deposit?

A minimum of a month’s rent will be held.

What referencing do you require?

You will need to be able to provide 3 years employment and 3 years residential history, as well as being credit checked. If you do not meet our criteria, then a guarantor may be required. 

What are your fees?

Have a look on our Tenant Charges Page

How long does the referencing take?

This is normally completed within 48 hours from receipt of you completing our online system. Responses can depend on your employer and your personal circumstances, but you can assist us by advising your HR department and current landlord that they are due to hear from us shortly.

Who holds the deposit and when do we get it back?

Your tenancy agreement will state with whom your deposit is held. Deposits are usually returned within a month of you moving out, but this can be significantly longer or shorter depending on whether there is a dispute or not.

Will the landlord accept pets?

Some landlords will, however you will need to check with your agent.

Does the rent include any bills?

Most properties do not have bills included in the rent, but properties that do will usually have this stated in the marketing description and tenancy agreement.

How do we put an offer forward?

Your consultant will guide you through the process. This will involve fully understanding your requirements and position so we can clearly forward this to the landlord. An application fee will need to be paid at this point to secure the property.

Do we all need to be referenced?

All tenants moving in will need to be fully referenced.

How much is the council tax?

This will vary depending on the local authority. Please refer to their websites for banding advice.

What happens if the landlord changes their mind once my offer has been accepted?

You will receive a full refund of monies paid.

Anymore Questions?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch

Kings Sales & Letting Agents, 329 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 6AA

01642 73 00 00




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