There are many benefits to renting a property via an agency. This guide is intended to explain some of them and to help you understand how Harvey Scott can make sure you have a happy and successful tenancy.

Top Tips

Renting can offer a greater choice and flexibility than owning and using a reputable letting agent can make the difference between finding the home you want or not. Finding the right agent to suit your needs is not always straightforward, so follow our guidelines before you begin:

Tip 1

Ask friends and colleagues who are renting which agents they used and whether they would recommend them.

Finding a reputable agent can be tricky if you don’t know where to begin, but at Harvey Scott we are well established and have many years of experience in the rented sector.

Tip 2

Discuss your requirements in detail with Harvey Scott, such as type and size of property, furnished or unfurnished, location and length of tenancy. This should ensure you are matched with the right property.
Tip 3

As a prospective tenant you will normally be expected to pay at least one month’s rent in advance plus four to six weeks’ rent as a deposit. If you are prepared to pay a lump sum in advance in the form of a premium lease, you may be able to negotiate a reduced rent. There will also be an administration fee to compile an inventory, for preparing the tenancy agreement and for taking up references.
Tip 4

References required may include one from your bank or accountant to establish your financial standing. A character reference is also required. This may be from your previous landlord, employer or solicitor. Make sure you know who will be acting as your referee.
Tip 5

Allow 10 days for references and monies to be cleared.

Benefits of letting through Harvey Scott

• Full let management service, with company employed tradesmen, ensuring no long waits for repairs.

• 30 Years experience let managing private/commercial properties in this area.

• Floor Plans, 360
º Virtual Tours, Excellent Local Knowledge, Experienced Staff, Pre and post letting advice, Accompanied Viewing Service.

• Debit and credit card payments accepted

• Marketing tools such as e-mailing and SMS messaging

• Virtual Video tours

• On-line printable colour brochures

• All rental properties listed with our Company are included on the World Wide Web updated daily through this website which is linked to some of the biggest UK's property portals.

• It is our policy to always have an experienced member of the staff available to speak to clients.

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Registered Name: Harvey Scott Cheshire Ltd T/a Harvey Scott
Registered Office: The Copper Room Deva Centre, Trinity Way, Manchester, M3 7BG - Directors: Niall J Tomlinson, Simon Hardy MARLA MNAE, James Birch
VAT Number: 212 7849 07 - Company Number: 09568078