TENANTS

Find your ideal property
in Stafford & Stone

We do the legwork to help you find the perfect houses, apartments or flats to rent!

At Open House, our local property experts can take the hassle out of renting to make your property search as quick and as smooth as possible.

Using our national property database you can easily search for rental properties to help you find a property quickly. Alternatively, you can call, email or visit us in our Stafford office to use the expertise of our letting agents to match you with the right flat or houses to rent. We have access to an extensive list of rental properties so we are more than happy to do the search for you. Get in touch with Open House today and we can find a property that meets your requirements. Simply let us know your details and the accommodation you require and we will get started finding long term rentals and houses to rent.

You can register with us via our online enquiry form and we will search our database of rental properties. Whether you’re looking for a 1-bedroom flat or a 4-bedroom house, our team is on hand to ensure the process goes smoothly.

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Many families are choosing houses to rent because it is a convenient lifestyle choice. Whether you’re an experienced property hunter, relocating or deciding to rent for the first time, we can help all kinds of tenants find a property that suits their individual needs and lifestyles from our extensive property search.

Open House Letting Agents offer a complete renting service and our team of highly experienced staff will talk you through every step of the move.

With local expertise in Stafford and Stone, our Open House Letting Agents pride themselves on understanding your needs and then finding exactly what you’re looking for – even if you’re planning to relocate to an area that you’re not familiar with.

Unlike some other high street and online letting agents, providing a high quality service is our top priority; so if you need some advice about renting a house or arranging tenant’s insurance, we’ll be more than happy to help.

Why use Open House for your property search?

So you’re looking for rental properties near me? At Open House, we have local knowledge, the latest technology and a national property database to make your property search simple. To find a property today, use Open House.

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Please remember Open House Lettings will never charge you the following:

A Tenancy Agreement Fee A Contract negotiation Fee An Amendment Fee A Renewal Fee

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Want to know more about renting with Open House ?
Our handy FAQs section below may help.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted per calendar month, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order and there may be a charge for late payment.

I have viewed a property and would like to take it?

Excellent! You will be required at this point to pay a referencing administration fee. You can do this by calling the office (01785) 256100 and we can take your details and payment over the phone. At this point we will email/send you an application form to complete and return within three days.

How much are the referencing fees and what are they for?

To you, the prospective tenant you no longer are required to pay the referencing fees. Once references are requested, and during that period we will ensure no other viewings will be carried out at the property.

How long should I expect the referencing process to take?

Once we have received your completed application form, you should allow 7-10 days for referencing however this may vary. Referencing is subject to Landlord approval. We recommend that you contact your referees advising them to expect a reference request and ask them to reply promptly to minimise any delays. We advise that you contact our Lettings Manager on a regular basis during the referencing process to ensure that we have all of the relevant information.

When am I required to pay the damage
deposit?

We will ask you to pay the security deposit upon completion of satisfactory referencing. The security deposit amount is normally equivalent to one month's rent.

I have been informed that my references have passed, what next?

Upon completion of satisfactory referencing, we will contact you to arrange a suitable appointment time to meet our Lettings Manager or the Landlord to sign your tenancy agreement which will be before you move in. At that time you will be required to pay the first month’s rent in advance and the damage deposit (if not paid already paid).

Your bank details including your banks full postal address will be required at this appointment in order to set up a standing order mandate. You will also be asked to provide proof of address and identification.

How do I make payments?

Please make your payments by debit card, bank transfer or bankers draft. We cannot accept personal cheques or building society cheques without allowing ten working days for clearance.

I am moving in with another tenant(s),
do we all have to be present to sign the agreement?

All tenants must be present to sign an agreement. If any tenants are unable to be present they should contact the office beforehand to make alternative arrangements. If it is a joint tenancy all the tenants must make an appointment to sign at the same time.

Will I receive my keys when I sign my
agreement?

You will receive your keys at the time of signing the agreement if this is also your tenancy start date and all payments having being received and cleared.

How should I pay my rent thereafter?

All rental is to be paid monthly and payments received after occupation must be paid direct into our account by Standing Order, this will be set up at the time of signing your tenancy agreement.

Will I be provided with an inventory?

Yes, you will be provided with a detailed inventory at the commencement of your tenancy. You will be asked to check it through, make comments, sign and return to us.