East Dulwich

165 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HX

Forest Hill

5 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3TW

Maidstone

Flaxfield House, 91 The Street, Maidstone, Kent,
ME18 5LU

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Once you've requested a valuation we will visit your property and offering a free, no obligation valuation and advice, based on our extensive experience of selling homes in your local area.

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Request a free valuation (Lettings)

Once you've requested a valuation we will visit your property and offering a free, no obligation valuation and advice, based on our extensive experience of selling homes in your local area.

your personal details

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Register with Daisy Lets & Sales

Please enter your details and parameters of the type of property you are looking for below and one of our dedicated team will be in touch to discuss how we can help you find your dream home.

your personal details

your criteria

Register with Daisy Lets & Sales

Please enter your details and parameters of the type of property you are looking for below and one of our dedicated team will be in touch to discuss how we can help you find your dream home.

your personal details

your criteria



HELPING YOU FIND

The Perfect Property

The first step is to contact us to register on our database and provide brief details about yourself and the type of property you are looking for. If we do not have a suitable property for you to view immediately we will contact you via email as soon as one becomes available. Rest assured that we won’t waste your time, and will only show you properties that are suitable. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, to give yourself enough time to find a property that is ideal for you. You also need to think about your current contract and find out what notice you are required to give and when, as you could have dates you will need to work around.

Viewings can be arranged at times to suit you, including early evenings and Saturdays, and one of our lettings staff will be on hand to give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Tenancies are granted for a minimum of six months, the most usual contract is for twelve months with a break clause at six months, meaning you can give notice at any time, however some break clauses require you to give notice by a specific date only or you are bound until the full term.

Reserving the property

With A Deposit

When you have found a property that suits you, you will need to pay a ‘holding deposit’, equivalent to two week’s rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord decides not to grant the tenancy for reasons unrelated to referencing, it will be refunded. However the holding deposit will not be returned if you decide not to proceed for any reason, fail to take up the tenancy by the date given on the holding deposit receipt, fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application, or delay getting us your information beyond a reasonable time.

Obtaining

Satisfactory References

As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer, and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken and we will require copies of identification such as passport for our files, you will need to visit the office in person with your photographic ID to satisfy the new Right to Rent rules. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references. We are registered with the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998 and subscribe to the protection principles outlined. Registration number: Z1116144 (London) / Z2730788 (Kent)

Paying

Rents & Bills

Rents are quoted per calendar month and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and all Telephone and TV/Internet costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account if we are managing the property, or to your landlord. It is your responsibility to set up a standing order with your bank, we do not automatically take the money due.

Securing

Your Deposit

Initially we will collect the first month’s rent in advance and take a security deposit equal to one months rent (unless the landlord requests a different amount, some require six weeks). In view of the Government tenants deposit legislation, we will protect your deposit, and pay it into, the government-backed DPS custodial scheme under our name, or that of your landlord if we do not manage the property. Your landlord may decide to use a different government-backed scheme if they manage the property themselves and they will provide details of this at the start of your tenancy. A security deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent. Our Agent ID with the DPS (Deposit Protection Service) is 1178518 (London) and 1429235 (kent). Once registered the scheme will be in direct contact with you to confirm this, please retain your repayment ID as you will need it at the end of the tenancy. Your landlord will give you a copy of the certificate of registration if they have chosen an insurance backed scheme instead.

Fair & Transparent

Fees for Tenants

When you have found a property that suits you and you have had an offer accepted, we charge £135 per applicant/per guarantor to cover referencing costs. We also make an admin charge per tenancy (not per tenant) of £150, we do not charge to provide details of available properties on our database. If you are sharing a property on a Joint and Several Agreement and you request to swap a tenant mid term via a deed of assignment or on signing a new contract, an administration charge of £60 will be charged, subject to the landlord’s agreement to release you from the tenancy.

We make a point of not charging renewal fees should you remain in the premises after the initial fixed term or to renew a contract at the landlord’s request if there are no changes to the tenancy (we understand that we are one of only a handful of residential agencies offering this as standard practice).

If you wish to change any tenants or the landlord would have preferred to stay on a periodic contract, then there is a £60 admin fee to produce a new contract. This is usually chargeable to the outgoing tenant unless it is the end of your fixed term contract and someone wishes to stay on with different housemates they have found themselves with some original tenants still wishing to leave.

In this instance the remaining tenant(s) from the original contract would usually pay this, or arrange amongst themselves and the new tenants to split the cost. Any new tenants must be fully referenced at the usual cost to them and approved by the landlord prior to any swap or new contract being agreed and everyone must have signed in (and out of the contract if a mid term swap) and provided forwarding addresses before any deposit money can be released. No new tenants must move in without the process as above being complete.

Please note no suggested ban on tenant’s fees has been made official yet, this is being debated at government level and we expect if there is a change it will take affect sometime in 2018.

Want to find out more about Daisy Lets & Sales services?

Get in touch now by email or on 020 8299 9035 (London) or 01622 813854 (Kent)

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