Helping you find a property to rent Finding a property to rent can be stressful.
At Aston and Co we are here to help you find a property that meets your individual requirements. How we do this is outlined below.
1. Shortlist some properties to view
Browse our property to rent in Syston, Wigston and surrounding areas and shortlist some properties that you would like to view that are within your budget range.
2. Arrange a viewing
Our experienced team are on hand to show you around your selected property/properties. You can book a property viewing using the contact form on the left or by contacting us directly.
3. Complete your application
What should I expect to pay if I rent a property through Aston & Co?
Potential costs, charges & expenses are highlighted in blue throughout this document.
After viewing a suitable property, you are entitled to apply for the property. In order to do this you will need to complete an Application Form and provide the following back up information for each applicant:
- 2 forms of identification. Production of your passport is mandatory plus 1 further proof of I.D. EG Driver licence
- A recent gas, electric or ‘phone bill (no older than 3 months)
- Your last 3 months wage slips or a copy of your contract of employment. If these are not available you should provide a letter from your employer confirming your employment terms.
- Your last 3 months bank statements.
The same information will be required from a Guarantor if applicable.
Your application will be submitted to the Landlord and once accepted in principle; you will be asked to pay a holding deposit equal to 1 weeks rent. We do not accept cash payments. Should your application be unsuccessful the holding deposit (Or part) may be retained in certain circumstances e.g. Where inaccurate or misleading information is entered on the application or guarantor forms.
Shortly before moving in to the property you will be asked to pay your first month’s rent and a dilapidation deposit equal to 5 weeks rent. The Holding Deposit may be applied towards the dilapidation deposit.
Aston & Co has elected to protect deposits in the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) custodial scheme. This is subject to your Landlords terms and conditions.
AGENCY FEES. Exceptions - Permitted Payments
Before the tenancy starts (payable to Aston & Co ‘the Agent’)
Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent
Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent
During the tenancy (payable to the Agent):
Payment of up to £50 if you want to change the tenancy agreement
Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above Bank of England base rate (calculated annually).
Payment of costs reasonably incurred for the loss of keys/security devices
Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy
During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable
Utilities – gas, electricity, water
Communications – telephone and broadband
Installation of cable/satellite
Subscription to cable/satellite supplier
Other permitted payments
Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages
Redress Scheme membership details: The Property Ombudsman, Registered Office address:- Milford House, 43-55 Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2BP Membership Number: D04216
Client Money Protection Scheme: Money Shield, 6 Tournament Court, Edgehill Drive, Warwick CV34 6LG
Scheme Reference: 58480982 Tel: 01926 417763 Website: www.money-shield.co.uk
Click here for our Client Money Protection Certificate
You can also download our applicaton forms: