Property Search

Renting Process

1 Work Out What You Can Afford

It is a good idea to work out what your budget will be and how much flexibility you have in terms of price. This makes sure you are only seeing properties you can afford and will determine what will be in your search. To pass references, your income or combined annual income (if renting with others) will need to be approximately 2.5 times the annual rent.

2 Register With Us To Search For A Property

Finding the right property is key, and the best first step is to register your interest with Legacy Property Consultants. Your consultant will then discuss your requirements in detail in order to have a thorough idea of which property will suit you. Do think about what your ‘must haves’ are and what you are prepared to compromise on. The best way to approach a property search is to have an open mind; you don’t always know what it will be like before you go through the door.

3 We Keep You Informed

Your consultant will keep in regular contact with you throughout your search. They will inform you of all new properties as soon as they arrive on the market and arrange for you to see them as soon as possible.

We conduct a thorough search for the best properties, which is helped by our unparalleled knowledge of the areas we cover. As we also work closely with other agencies, our team can give you full information on a wide variety of properties on the market in different locations. This means you only have to register with Legacy Property Consultants and we can look into a broader area to ensure we have something for you.

4 Go Out On Viewings And Get The Most Out Of Each One

It is imperative to see properties at the earliest opportunity. We endeavour to fit viewings around your schedule and to keep it simple as possible – whether you prefer to meet at an office or at the property - our team will work to accommodate you. Our opening hours of 09:30 to19:00 mean you can view properties before or after work (if this is more convenient) or, of course, on a Saturday.

It is also important to get the most out of each viewing. Our consultant will be fully informed about the property they are showing you around and can advise on nearby transport links and local amenities.

5 Find The Right Property For You And Make An Offer

Once you have found a property you want to rent, acting quickly is crucial as the lettings market moves very fast. Speak to your consultant about the best way to proceed with your chosen property and think about the information you’ll need to provide, such as the move date, how long you wish to rent the property for, any conditions of the offer and background information about you. We will need to ask how much you earn each year so we can check that you earn enough to cover the rent. The more information we can give the landlord about your offer, the stronger that offer will be.

6 References

References will be obtained by an external agency. The admin department will send you the forms to complete; you will need to return these within 24 hours.

7 Move-in Co-ordination

Legacy Property Consultants will help you throughout the entire process. They will do everything they can to ensure a smooth transaction. You can help speed things along by keeping in regular contact and completing necessary tasks as soon as possible.

Our dedicated Admin team will handle all aspects of the move-in process; such as collecting references, organising tenancy agreements, arranging decorators and cleaners, furniture removal or purchase, collecting monies and arranging inventories. This provides both the tenant and landlord with a comprehensive professional service, ensuring peace of mind.

8 Document Signing

Whilst we encourage all documents to be signed at our offices however we also offer an online signature facility which provides a convenient, efficient and secure way of signing all documentation attributed to a tenancy; making the process easier for both tenant and landlord.