At Barratt Lettings we aim to provide a wide selection of properties available across the Berkshire region, everything from studio flats to large family homes.
If you’re new to the renting process, we even have a handy Tenants Guide which will give you the complete lowdown on what to expect as a Barratt Lettings tenant, with a services guide, useful tips for smooth transactions, all the legal aspects covered (including keeping you safe with rental property legislation), and more.
These notes are provided as a guideline for tenants who wish to rent a property through Barratt Lettings Ltd. Please contact us regarding any specific queries you may have.
It should be noted by the tenant that all tenancies are subject to the approval of the landlord, satisfactory references and credit references being approved.
All tenancies are exclusive of water rates, council tax, gas/oil, electricity and telephone charges unless otherwise stated in the tenancy agreement.
Tenants are advised to read the tenancy agreement thoroughly prior to signing. It is a binding and legal document. If there is anything that is not understood, it is recommended they should seek legal advice.
Rent is paid monthly in advance. It should be noted that the last month’s rent cannot be taken from the security deposit and funds must be received and cleared prior to the start of the tenancy.
Deposit (or ‘Bond’)
A deposit of six weeks rent is held by the landlord’s agent, or the Landlord, as stakeholders against dilapidations and unpaid rent. This is returnable at the termination of the tenancy, less any deductions where applicable for the following: (a) Breakages and damage incurred during the tenancy. (b) Necessary restoration of property, furnishings, fittings and garden to pre-tenancy condition (c) Other monies owed by the tenant to the landlord. The deposit, where held by us, will be protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) or one of the other approved schemes. Full details will be included with your tenancy agreement.
Tenant fees are £75.00 per person outer London (outside M25) and £100 per person inner London. This charge will not be refunded in the event that negotiations are unsuccessful and a reference has been undertaken.
An independent Inventory Clerk may be appointed to draw up a report detailing the contents and condition of the property. The charge for the preparation of the inventory and the check-in fee is met by the landlord. A charge will be made to the tenant for the check-out at the termination of the tenancy which will depend on the size of property (full details available upon request). The landlord may choose to provide their own inventory.
Check out fees
1 Bed – £65
2 Bed – £70
3 Bed – £80
4 Bed – £90
5 Bed – £100
6 Bed – £110
We will apply to a credit reference agency for a financial and personal reference grading. A charge of £40 per person applies and funds must be received and cleared before a reference can be prepared. This charge will not be refunded in the event that negotiations are unsuccessful and references have been undertaken.
Please note that the reference agency require the household income to be at least £10,000 per annum for each £300 of rent (i.e. the household income would need to be £30,000 per annum for a property rent amount of £900 per month).
A director of the company must sign the tenancy agreement. We apply to a credit reference agency for a financial reference grading of the company. A charge of £100 applies. This charge will not be refunded in the event that negotiations are unsuccessful and a reference has been undertaken.