The process towards securing your ideal rental property is simple with Scrivins & Co. Simply search our available properties and arrange a viewing to determine its overall suitability. Once you have viewed and found your ideal house you are required to complete our Tenant Application Form, available in the 'How To Apply' section below. We have Client Money Protection (CMP) Insurance in place for your security.
At Scrivins, we endeavour to keep our fee structure simple, our prices affordable, and unlike many Hinckley letting agents we charge no checkout or inventory fees. Please contact our team on 01455 890480 for clarification on which fees are charged for your particular application.
Application Fee (per person)
Referencing your identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers / landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability.
Tenancy Agreement & Administration (per property)
Processing the application, associated paperwork, contract negotiation (amending and agreeing terms) and arranging the tenancy and agreement
Covering credit referencing and preparing a Guarantor Agreement as part of the Tenancy Agreement.
Preparing an Inventory and Schedule of Condition.
Contract negotiation, amending terms and updating your tenancy agreement during your tenancy.
Renewal Fee (tenant's share)
Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement.
Failure to attend a pre-arranged inspection or appointment.
Attending the property to undertake an updated Schedule of Condition based on the original inventory and negotiating the repayment of the security deposit(s).
Future Landlord Reference Fee
Collating information and preparing a reference for a future landlord or letting agent.
All prices above include VAT at standard 20% rate.
Once you have viewed and found a suitable house you are required to complete our Tenant Application Form. Each individual tenant over the age of 18 years must apply by completing a form.
A Guarantor Application should only be completed where necessary. There are various reasons why a guarantor may be required, for example if the applicant has poor credit history, insufficient income or is on a temporary work contract.
Please call the office on 01455 890480 to request an online application form which will be emailed to you directly.
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If your application form and ID is complete we will then request payment for your referencing checks. These include landlord, employer, and credit checks and normally take between 1-5 working days.
Once you have passed these checks you will be offered a tenancy - subject to contract. Normally the initial tenancy will be for a fixed term of six months.
An initial payment is then required in cleared funds before your agreed move in day. This is usually comprised of one month's rent, a deposit of six weeks rent and an administration charge of £90. If we are managing your property, we will safely store your deposit with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS.)
In most cases it is possible to renew the tenancy agreement for a further fixed term. We will contact you and discuss your intentions with the landlord. If a renewal term is agreed, then all tenants must sign a new agreement and an administration fee of £50 will be payable.
During the tenancy inspections of the property will be carried out on a regular basis. These will be arranged with you in order to check the general condition of the property. Inspections will also provide you with a good opportunity to flag up any issues.
A tenant is liable for rent for the full period of the tenancy. Should you not wish to continue with the tenancy you will be required to provide the agent with one month’s written notice.