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Renting in Brighton is made simple through Q Estate Agents.  Once you have found your ideal Brighton property, we will require you to put down holding deposit equal to one weeks rent.  The holding deposit is payable on the day of reserving a property and signing the reservation agreement.

You will then need to be referenced by our out of house referencing agency and will have 48 hours to complete your online referencing form once referencing is set up.  All tenants must meet the following criteria to pass:

Tenants

  • Must have Clean Credit History
  • Must have an income of or savings of 2.5 x your portion of the rent.  (Income from employment is counted as gross income i.e. before tax.  If self-employed, you must have at least one years’ worth of accounts in the form of an SA302 form from HMRC or be able to have an accountant provide a reference.  If the income is from a Pension a P60 will be required.  If savings the account must be in your name only and be an instant access account.)
  • Must have positive previous Landlord Reference. (This would only be required if the tenant has previously rented privately or through a University)
  • Must have Proof of funds (This would only be required if the tenant is planning to pay more than a month’s rent in advance)

Please note:

  1. Employment references will need to either be permanent or for a contract length greater than the proposed tenancy term.
  2. We do take working tax credits into account.
  3. If you are on zero hours contract you will need to show consistent income meeting the 2.5 times requirement over the past 6 months.

If a prospective tenant fails to meet our criteria, or they are a student, they may be able to rent a property by providing a suitable guarantor who will need to meet the following criteria.

 

 Guarantor

  • Must be a UK resident
  • Must have Clean Credit History
  • Must have an income of or savings of 3 x the portion of the rent you are guaranteeing.  (Income from employment is counted as gross income i.e. before tax.  If self-employed, you must have at least one years’ worth of accounts in the form of an SA302 form from HMRC or be able to have an accountant provide a reference.  If the income is from a Pension a P60 will be required.  If savings, the account must be in your name only and be an instant access account.)

Please note:

  1. Employment references will need to either be permanent or for a contract length greater than the proposed tenancy term.
  2. We do take working tax credits into account.
  3. If you are on zero hours contract you will need to show consistent income meeting the 2.5 times requirement over the past 6 months.

You will then have a further 14 days to for all tenants and guarantors to pass the referencing before the deadline for agreement.  At this point you will be expected to be in a position to sign the tenancy agreement or you risk losing your holding deposit.

Once all tenants and guarantors have passed referencing and you have signed the tenancy agreement your lead tenant will be provided with a move in statement.  All rent and deposit (less the holding deposit) will need to be paid to our client account no later than three working days before the move in date. (Natwest/Q Client Account/11524626/601030):

(All charges are inclusive of VAT)

  • One month’s rent on the day you move in (less the holding deposit paid when reserving the property)
  • 5 weeks rent as a deposit (unless on a high rent tenancy over £50,000pa)

Mid Tenancy Fees and Charges that may be applicable:

 

  • Mid-tenancy change of tenant – up to £360 inc VAT dependent of work required.
  • Amendment to a Tenancy Agreement requested by the Tenant – £50 inc VAT
  • Loss of key or security device £12 inc VAT plus the cost of the replacement item.

Our agency is a member of the Nfopp Client Money Protection Scheme and a member of the Property Ombudsman redress scheme.

Right to Rent Criteria:

In order to meet our responsibilities under the Immigration Act 2015, we must collect and hold evidence that you can legally reside in the UK.  In order for us to do this you must come to the office in person to provide either ONE document from list A or TWO documents from list B.

List A: UK Passport, EEA/Swiss National Passport/Identity Card, Registration Certificate or Document certifying permanent residence, EEA/Swiss family member permanent residence card, Biometric Residence Permit with unlimited leave, Passport endorsed with unlimited leave, UK Immigration status doc endorsed with unlimited leave, A certificate of naturalisation of registration as a British citizen.

List B: UK Birth or adoption certificate, Full or provisional driving license, A letter from HM Prison Service, A letter from a UK Government Department or Local Authority, A letter from National Offender Management service, Evidence of current of previous service in armed forces, A letter from the police force confirming that certain documents have been stolen, A letter from a private rented sector access scheme, A letter of testimony from Employer, A letter from a UK further or higher education institution, A letter of Testimony from a UK passport holder, Benefits Paperwork or Criminal Record Check.

The following list C, are documents that can be provided to show a time-limited right to rent and depending on the length of the tenancy you are applying for you may be asked to provide proof of your right to rent when the existing documents expire.

List C: A valid passport endorsed with a time limited period, Biometric Immigration document with permission to stay for a time limited period, Non EEA national residence card, UK immigration status document with a time limited endorsement from the Home Office.

 

 

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We are extremely proud of our comfy, eye catching and well positioned office. We have strived to create an environment where our customers can relax, enjoy a cup of coffee and chat about their moving plans. If you have any questions about any aspect of the letting or renting process please feel free to pop in and talk it through with one of our team.

Q Estate Agents 195 Lewes Rd, Brighton, BN2 3LA
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