For Tenants

for tenants

Tenants Information

Our aim is to find you the perfect property to suit your requirements, with the minimum of hassle and time wasted searching fruitlessly.

Finding a Property

The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If your enquiry is not urgent, we log your details in order to can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.

  • To view our selection of available properties to let
    please click on: ‘Property to Let
  • To register your requirements:
    please click on: ‘Contact Us’.

For Your Safety and Peace of Mind –

  • All of our managed properties are Gas Safe Certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety.
  • All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.

Viewings

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends. You will be accompanied by a member of the Cherish team, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Reserving the Property

Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a ‘holding deposit’ (aka ‘reservation deposit’), usually equivalent to two weeks’ rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded less our admin fee of £75. The deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.

References

As a minimum, we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report.

Tenants Referencing forms

Link to pdf Individual Application Form

Link to pdf Guarantor Application Form

 

We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account, or your landlord’s bank account.

Deposit

A security deposit of six weeks rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection Regulations. You will be provided with the appropriate prescribed information and receive details regarding the scheme used. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Fees

We like to be upfront with tenants so that they know exactly how much they need to budget for.

We charge a modest fee of £150 per tenancy to cover administration and £65 per applicant to cover referencing costs.

The checkout cost will be £35 payable at the end of the tenancy.

 

Tenant Testimonial

100% happy with the Cherish service, the property was fresh and clean when I moved in and the maintenance service has been excellent – Sally.