Guide to renting
Looking to Rent
As a regulated Letting Agent probity and protection are assured when renting through Landmark. As members of ARLA ( Association of Residential Letting Agents) , the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents ), the National Approved Letting Scheme , and the office of Fair Trading approved Ombudsman’s Scheme. We are required to work within a robust Code of Practice which covers the key stages of letting and managing a property.
Each of our branches employs members of staff who hold suitable and recognised industry qualifications.
We listen carefully to your requirements, and will advise on the budget necessary in order to fulfil them.
Should you then decide to make an offer to secure a property we will supply you with our “Tenants Guide” which explains the entire process from that initial offer through to the day you move in to your new home. It also covers all current legislation, including the recent changes in law to protect your deposit. www.tds.gb.com .
We are proud of the efficient and caring service that we offer at Landmark , call us now to commence your search.
Frequently asked questions
WHICH AREAS DO YOU DEAL WITH ?
The main areas in which we operate are Canary Wharf, The Royal Docks, Beckton, Poplar and Wapping.We also deal with Surrey Quays and South Woolwich.
WHAT PRICES DO YOUR FLATS RANGE FROM ?
Our flats start at around £160 per week for a self contained studio apartment and go up to £650 per week for penthouse and warehouse apartments.
WHAT DEPOSIT DO YOU TAKE ?
Before you move into any property we will require 1 calendar month’s rent in advance and 6 weeks’ rent as a security deposit. The security deposit is returnable to you at the end of the tenancy depending on the condition of the property.
HOW DO I RESERVE A PROPERTY ?
Once you have viewed a property that you like we will require a one week’s rent holding deposit. This will allow us to take the property off the market so you can be secure in the knowledge that the property is yours.
WHAT REFERENCES DO YOU REQUIRE ?
The references that we need from each named occupant for a private let are: work reference, bank reference, character reference and if possible a previous landlord’s reference. Once you have reserved a property the negotiator will get you to complete an application form and we will obtain the references on your behalf.
HOW LONG CAN I RENT FOR ?
The minimum period that you can rent for is 6 months and most landlords are happy to sign up to 12 months. You can also have a break clause within your agreement which will allow you to serve either one or two months’ notice after the initial period of six months.
HOW LONG SHOULD I ALLOW TO FIND A PROPERTY ?
The rental market is fast-moving but to be safe, 2-3 weeks before you are looking to move is a good time scale.
Our property database is ever changing. As one of the busiest agents locally we are confident that we will be able to find you somewhere nice to live. If you are looking to move in the near future please fill out the tenant form and a negotiator will contact you shortly.