Tenants Advice

Renting with Anderson’s
Viewing Arrangements
Applications
Referencing and Identification
Tenants Fees
Move In Day
Tenancy Agreement
Deposit

Anderson’s are an ARLA registered specialist independent letting agent offering a wide range of properties across Leicestershire to professional tenants.

Renting with Anderson’s

Anderson’s offer a wide range of properties across Leicestershire. We mostly offer properties to let to prospective tenants in full time employment who are looking for accommodation for a minimum period of six or 12 months.

The first step is to search for a suitable property using our ‘Property Search’ option. You can narrow and save your search by registering with us. We use email to send priority property alerts to our registered clients. We use saved searches to narrow those alerts to your preferred locations and property. You can also use the signing in process to save your searches or favourite properties to view later.

Viewing Arrangements

Please contact Andersons to request a viewing. Viewing times are often subject to the access to property being available via the current occupants. We have representatives available to conduct viewings Monday to Saturday. When booking a viewing please inform Anderson’s if you have any pets as not all our properties will accept a pet. All our properties are strictly no smoking and many will not accept DSS payments.

Applications

When you've found your next home - each adult will need to complete an application form and return it to Anderson’s along with identification (see below). No money is required at the time of application. Once we have had sight of an application form and received instructions from the landlord we will request our arrangement fee (see fees section) before sending for references. Once acceptable references are obtained an arrangement for a move date will be discussed.     

Referencing and Identification      

For identification purposes we will need sight of documents such as your passport, driving licence and current utility bills. All agents and landlords are required by law to ensure compliance with the Immigration Act 2014 or ‘Right to Rent’. No adult can let or occupy a property unless checks are made they are a British citizen, EEA or Swiss national. Anyone has the right to rent as long as they are lawfully present in the UK and have the relevant visas etc to prove this. 

Reference reports are normally obtained by a third party referencing agency acting on our behalf. We will obtain references from employers or accountants (minimum two years accounts), current landlord and credit referencing checks. 

UK based guarantors may be required in certain circumstances. All our processes and tenant fees are explained in the Tenant Application Form and Fees Section.

Move In Day

A copy of the proposed tenancy agreement and supporting documents will be sent to prospective tenants prior to the move in day. The rent and deposit will usually need to be paid by bank transfer to Anderson’s immediately prior to the move date. Cleared rent and deposit funds will be required on the day so please ensure the funds reach us in time. Keys will not be released without cleared funds.  Cash can be paid on the move in day by prior arrangement. A standing order mandate will be presented for signature for subsequent rent payments.

All tenants along with any guarantors must sign the tenancy agreement before keys are handed over. As part of our service assistance with utility transfers is offered to all our tenants. A partner supplier will contact you to assist you with your transfers during your move. 

A detailed inventory will be presented, along with meter readings at the move in meeting. The inventory will need to be signed by all tenants. Any tenant queries on the inventory must be reported to the agent within seven days.

Security Deposits

The security deposit amount will usually be the equivalent of one month’s rent + £100. The deposit will be registered with a government approved security deposit scheme and the relevant details will be provided to you. Some deposit amounts may vary.

Tenancy Agreement

The tenancy agreement forms a legally binding contract between the landlord and the tenant. All tenants are jointly and severely liable for the terms of the agreement. If you are unsure of the obligations you will have by entering into the agreement we recommend you seek the advice of a solicitor. 

The administration fees a tenant could incur (before and during a tenancy) and the process for applications is explained in more detail in the Tenant Fees section.