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So you've found a property you love, you've viewed it and now want to apply to become tenant. What are your next steps? 


1. If you wish to apply, please contact us by phone as soon as possible on 01362 693560.

We will take you through the pre-application form. We will then contact the landlord to confirm they are happy to proceed. Once everything is agreed we will take payment of the application fees from you. Each applicant aged 18 or over will need to be referenced. 

2. Completing the reference process

Once payment has been made we will e-mail you the link to complete your referencing form online. If you do not have internet access the referencing agency can contact you direct to complete the application form.

3. References will be taken up 

A comprehensive credit search will be carried out against each applicant, you will be required to give contact information for your current landlord, your employer, your accountant (if self-employed) and may be asked to prove savings if necessary. Failure of referencing due to non-disclosure of relevant information leads to a forfeit of all referencing and administration fees.

4. References completed

Once you have passed your references you will need to sign the tenancy agreement and other related documentation. You will be required to pay the first months rent and deposit at least three working days prior to the tenancy starting. Payment must be in cleared funds i.e. cash or card payment.

5. The Tenancy

You have entered into a legally binding contract for a specified period. Rent must be paid monthly by standing order. Unless otherwise stated, you will be required to give one months notice from your rent due date, on or after your fixed term comes to an end. Should you wish to end the tenancy early you may be liable for payment of the full term of rent and utility bills or to pay all fees relating to the re-letting of the property.

"We are thrilled with the great service we have received from Sowerbys. The Dereham team are all professional, approachable, knowledgeable and friendly. Their marketing materials, especially the photos, are second to none. We listed our cottage twice with Sowerbys and both times had a sale agreed within a week. When buying or selling Sowerbys are extremely easy to deal with, helping to make the whole process as seamless as possible."
Mr & Mrs Hopkins, Gateley - Vendors - January 2016