Securing a property to rent

The rental market moves at a fast pace and quality properties are often secured very quickly. If you are moving in with others, ensure you are all in a position to decide promptly after viewing the property. Once you have found a property you want to move into and had your offer accepted, this is the 'let agreed' stage of the process, but remains subject to contract. This is when you will pay a holding deposit, go through reference checks and agree the terms of the tenancy.

Identification documentation

Once you have agreed the let in principle you will be required to provide documentation to confirm your identity, residence and right to rent in the UK. For UK and non UK residents, this will include providing an original document from each of the following lists:

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