Tenants Info - free tenant registration
- call us on 020 8090 1778
Current properties available:
See a list of
the available residential and commercial properties
We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats, houses, offices
and annexes throughout the Croydon and Purley areas. Please click
on 'Properties' above to view a shortlist, although our stock changes
daily and you should contact
us for current availability or to register your requirements.
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -
- All of
our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated and inspected
for furniture fire safety
- All tenancy deposits are held in accordance with the Tenancy
Deposit Protection regulations
Guide for Tenants
Finding a property in the Croydon and surrounding areas
The first step is to contact us on 020 8090 1778 to provide brief
details about yourself and about the accommodation you require.
We accept employed tenants over the age of 21 who earn enough to
pay the rent (a max 40% of salary may be rent). We then search our
database for suitable properties for you to view. We log your details
so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available.
It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move,
as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. We only
deal with employed tenants and dont have properties for sharers.
The standard tenancy term is usully a year with a 6 months break
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings
and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member
of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it
by paying a 'holding fee' of £500. You only have 2 days to
submit your forms and pay the holding fee. The first tenant who
submits these will get first preference. Assuming that the tenancy
goes ahead the holding fee will be deducted from the total amount.
ther balance must be paid a day or 2 before you move in. If the
landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However
the holding fee will be forfeited if you decide not to proceed for
any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information
in your application.
As a minimum we will require proof of ID , proof of address, proof
of income, satisfactory references from your employer and a previous
or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and
sometimes a guarantor. A credit check will be undertaken. We may
use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain
and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and are payable monthly
in advance. The tenant is usually also usually responsible for Council
Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents
are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.
We dont accept cash or unemployed tenants.
A security deposit of one month to 6 weeks' rent must be paid, and
will be protected by the tenant protection scheme. This 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.
On applying fror tenancy at a property, we charge £85+VAT per applicant
and a tenancy agreement fee to cover administration and referencing
costs. see more details about our letting fees on www.gatewayletting.com/fees.htm
Insurance - for Tenants
Gateway Letting works in partnership with Endsleigh Insurance to
offer all our tenants with low cost exceptional Insurance offers
at great prices. As your Letting Agent we would like to stress the
importance of taking contents insurance when moving into a rented
accommodation as protection for your contents and your deposit.
It is an inexpensive way to cover yourself against many potential
perils such as:
* Water Damage
* Legal Liability to the Public and your Landlord and protecting
Up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture,
equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst
in your home (excludes business equipment).
Up to £2,500 for accidental damage to your landlord's contents,
fixtures & fittings for which you are responsible.
Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to
your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables (excluding
mobile telephones) and pedal cycles whilst away from your home anywhere
in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Theft from
unattended vehicles must be from a locked boot.
You can have a policy for just yourself or everyone in the property.
You can even cover yourself against accidental damage or loss of
items which you take out of the house!
Call us on 020 8090 1778 and we can arrange all the necessary property,
landlord and tenant cover for you.
Savings on household bills- for Tenants
A lot of tenants benefit from significant savings on their utility
bills, telephone and broadband and mobiles and everyday shopping