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Renting Guide

Consultation

With some of Central London’s most exclusive properties available to rent, LREO likes to conduct a thorough consultation with you as a potential tenant, where we can get a better idea of your property requirements, including your budget, your ideal location, required number of bedrooms and expected timescale. From there, we will review our portfolio of prime rental properties in your chosen areas, and find properties that best fit your budget and requirements. We will contact you immediately as soon as we have a property that ticks all the right boxes.

Arrange viewings

When we have found a property that fits all your requirements, we will arrange a viewing at your earliest convenience with an experienced Property Consultant, who will be on hand to show you around the property and answer any questions you may have.

Make an offer

If you are interested in renting a property you’ve seen through London Real Estate Office, please let one of our helpful staff know as soon as possible. There is a high demand for prime rental properties in Central London, so we would always advise making an offer on a property as soon as you can to ensure you do not miss out.

Pay holding deposit

Once you have viewed the property and would like to make an offer, we will inform the landlord and discuss the next steps. At this point you will be asked to pay a Holding Payment, which will take the property off the market whilst your application is being processed. Please note the Holding Payment will only be refundable if for any reason the Landlord decides not to proceed with the letting process. (Client to confirm)

Negotiate terms and agree move in date

Once the holding payment is paid, we will discuss your plans, your expected moving date and anything you feel may be needed at the property prior to your move; for example painting or decorating, furniture removed or added, or white goods. We cannot guarantee that all of your requests will be met, but we will discuss your comments with the landlord and let you know the outcome – After all, we want you to be happy in your new home from day one.

Undergo referencing process

All adults over 18 who will be living at the property will need to undergo standard reference checks to confirm identity, address, salary and employment details and Right to Rent checks, which are now required by law to check your eligibility to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide original documents to confirm your identity, your address, employment and salary details.

Pay required fees and sign agreement

Once the references have been returned and the formalities have been completed, the initial monies are now payable, which is the first month’s rent upfront and your security deposit. These need to be paid in cleared funds, e.g. cash, bankers draft, credit and debit cards or electronic funds transfer. We cannot accept personal cheques unless paid 2 weeks prior to move in date due to clearing cycles.

Inventory and Schedule of Condition

Before you move into your new rented home, our team will conduct a thorough inventory, which is a legal document that contains full written descriptions and high-quality colour photos of the decorative and cosmetic appearance of the property including any pre-existing damage, the condition of the furniture, white goods and fittings that are included in the tenancy agreement. Please read the document carefully prior to move-in, as it will be used at the end of the tenancy to determine any proposed deductions from your deposit.

Check in and move in!

On move-in day, your Property Consultant will meet you at the property at a pre-arranged time for the check in. They will go through the inventory with you in full, and give you a chance to amend or add anything before the commencement of your tenancy. Once completed, the meter readings will be taken, and the keys will be handed over.