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Wootton Estate Agents Tenant Guide

We offer a professional and friendly service and we are only a phone call away. You have access to the lettings team mobile numbers so we are contactable 24hrs a day to answer and questions or queries you may have. you will find more information on our services and our fees in our tenant guide.


How to Find Your Rental Property

We can register you on to our mailing list and we will send you properties that we get instructed on that match your needs. We will ask you questions of what you are looking for; i.e maximum rent, how many bedrooms, location, ETC. We suggest not to narrow your search too much as we prefer to send more to you than nothing at all. Another way for finding property is online as this is updated instantly with the newest properties. All of our properties are added to our website within the hour of uploading them. Other websites to consider looking at are Rightmove and On The Market.com. You can create alerts on these websites to notify you when new properties come on which are within your price range in your selected area.

Seen Something You Like?

Simply call or e mail us to arrange a viewing, we will arrange a time with you that fits in around work, kids etc. Our office is open 8:30am – 5:30pm Mon – Fri and 10:00am – 4:00pm Sat Sun 9:00am – 3:30pm. If you find a property you like then we will ask you to complete a tenancy application form which will give us the details we need to obtain the necessary references and checks. Once we have the information we will put this to the Landlord before taking any money or performing any reference checks, once they agree to your application we will take the appropriate and reasonable fees from you so we can begin the referencing and to hold the property off of the market for you.

Let Agreed

Once we have received the results of the referencing and they have come back acceptable we will offer you the tenancy. (If in the unlikely event the landlords decides they do not wish for you to rent the property after you pass referencing we will reimburse 100% of the fee’s you have paid). The next step is agreeing a move in date for you to take over the property, this is where we will do the ‘check in’ and get all the documents signed. If for any reason your referencing comes back as unacceptable then we will explain to the landlord why and they can take a judgement on it and decide whether or not to allow the tenancy to go ahead.

Moving in Day

Prior to your moving in day we will need the months rent upfront and your deposit, this will need to be cleared funds so we can register your deposit into the scheme that we use and supply you with the correct paperwork. The best way to pay this is either cash or BACS transfer as cheques take a week to clear. We will also need a copy of ID so we can complete the right to rent checks, this can be a Passport or Birth Certificate and Driving License.,/p>

What’s Next?

Once we have checked you in and you have all the correct paperwork all signed by yourself and the landlord you will be left alone to enjoy your tenancy. We are however required to regulary inspect the property on the landlords instruction (managed service only) we do this after month 1, then 3 months after, then if the inspections have all gone well we will move it to 6 months thereafter. If any issues arise then you must contact us immediately so we can arrange for them to be sorted. The initial Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement we provide you with will be for a period of 6 months, unless agreed otherwise. After 3 months of this we will send a renewal notice, this is where you can decide to renew your agreement for another fixed term, whether that is 6 months up to the maximum of 3 years (FEES APPLY). Or you can decide to move onto a Periodic Tenacy which is free of charge, this is a rolling month by month contract and as the tenant you will have to give 1 months notice and the Landlord must give you two months notice.

Ben

Ben

Managing Director

Ben was raised on the Island and his early years were spent around the Wootton Bridge and Fishbourne area.

Ben

Managing Director

Sarah

Sarah

Sales Manager

Sarah joined Wootton Estate Agents in 2006, a friendly and sincere lady who will work hard to make your next move as easy as possible.

Sarah

Sales Manager

Matthew

Matthew

Lettings Manager

Matthew runs our lettings department, being a landlord himself he knows the importance of running a highly organised, motivated lettings department.

Matthew

Lettings Manager

Ann

Ann

Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Ann has worked in the property sales market for 12 years predominately working in new build construction and in recent years working in Estate Agency.

Ann

Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Sophie

Sophie

Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Our newest recruit, Sophie works hard making your life as a landlord or tenant as easy as possible.

Sophie

Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Jon

Jon

Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Having served 13 + years in both sales and lettings, Jon is well versed to help and his friendly and approachable manner is infectious.

Jon

Sales and Lettings Negotiator

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