Welcome to Tenant Find! Whether you are a landlord wanting to join us for the first time or an existing landlord, we are committed to providing you with a unique service. With over a decade of experience in the industry we have developed the relevant skills and the know-how to create various packages that are tailored to the needs of different landlords.
To make the process of letting smoother, we have also drafted a ‘Landlords guide to letting your property,’ which gives you all the necessary information that you need to let your property. Please scroll down to see the guide.
For a complete list of our services please see our services page.
We market your property on the most popular portals in order to maximise the results produced by your advert.
We receive hundreds of queries on daily basis. Our database system and customer support staff handle each and every email and text alert to ensure a lead is not lost and sent to you quickly.
The Immigration Act 2014 places new requirements for landlords and agents to ensure appropriate checks are carried out on tenants accessing private accommodation. Therefore Landlords will be required to:
Landlords who do not carry out appropriate checks can be fined up to £3,000.00 if the illegal tenants are residing at their property.
As a result, Tenant Find will ensure all appropriate checks are carried out to ascertain if the tenants are legally able to reside in the UK. In certain cases this will involve checking with the Home Office.
In conjunction with our partner’s rent4sure we are able to provide professional references at reduced rates. This is due to our bulk purchases and long term commitments. The referencing process can be fairly quick if the information is available to hand. However, in certain circumstances further checks are made to ensure the authencity of the applicant. The credit check will provide information and a score for the tenant establishing if they are a low, medium or high risk tenant.
Our tenancy agreement include detailed clauses in line with the Housing Act, which are applicable under the current legislation. Please note that this is a short hold tenancy agreement and extra clauses can be added by the landlord.
Tenant Find now offers a unique new App, which can be downloaded from Android or the IOS store. This App allows landlords to create a tenancy agreement on the spot. Both the landlord and tenant are able to sign the agreement using the App. Once you are happy with the agreement, the App allows you to email the agreement to yourself and the tenant. For further details please follow the link to our Mobile App Page.
Tenant Find can collect a deposit on your behalf and register it into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. We also generate a certificate for your tenants to prove the deposit is held legally.
In conjunction with rent4sure we offer Rent Guarantee cover of up to £25,000 within a year. In the event your tenants doesnot pay the policy will cover your rent. Legal cover is provided to cover you on the costs of tenant eviction if necessary.
Rent is collected via standing orders or debit card system with the bank. Our database system is very productive in working out outstanding rents to ensure payments to the landlords are made on time. Once the payments are collected and reconciled with our banking systems, landlords are paid and statements are generated accordingly.
Exclusive to Tenant Find only, we provide login services whereby returning landlords can save and edit existing listings and repost for new tenants.
For the full Management Services we offer the following:
No two properties are the same and no two landlords have the same circumstances. We like to work with people and therefore have flexible commission rates. Our commissions are not excessive and are always within the reasonable market rates.
We offer free inventory services for our landlords in Peterborough and surrounding areas when you select our full management services.
As of 9th January 2013 government legislation requires the following:
“Commercial media” means: Newspapers and magazines; written material produced by the seller/landlord/estate agent that describes the building being offered for sale or rent; or on the internet.
If you need to purchase this, please select EPC Certificate on our website. Once you have purchased this our national EPC Assessors will contact you to arrange an appointment.
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe. Before the start of tenancy you must ensure that you have a valid Gas Safety Certificate within the last year. All appliances using gas and flues must be checked and have a certificate to ensure they are safe.
Gas Safety Certificate is provided by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer after all the safety checks are carried out and deemed safe to use.
You should aim to let your property at the best possible price in the shortest time possible. Please look at property rental prices based in your area to ensure your property is achieving rent at the appropriate market rate.
Tenant Find offers a range of online letting services saving you from unnecessary and expensive high street costs. Our services are tailored to individual landlords allowing you to pick and choose the services that suit you, eliminating unnecessary costs.
First impression is last impression. Presentation of your property is critical for a successful let. Giving the property a fresh coat of paint or doing the odd DIY jobs will certainly make the property more appealing, giving you a better rental return and a quicker let.
To find the perfect tenant you need to give maximum exposure across a wide range of media. By instructing Tenant Find you will automatically benefit from the thousands of people who are registered with us. You will also benefit from the following:
Each offer for rental is important. As soon as we receive an offer we will carry out our referencing checks, which includes:
Once we have completed a report we will contact you to inform you of the offer and if the tenant has passed the reference checks.
Once you accept the offer we will do the following:
Before you let, you must have the following in place.
As part of the Housing Act 2004 the Government introduced tenancy deposit protection for all assured short hold tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales where a deposit is taken. From 6th April 2007, all deposits paid under an AST should be protected within 14 calendar days of receipt by the landlord.
From 6th April 2012, deposits for all assured short hold tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales must now be protected within 30 calendar days of receipt by the landlord, this change is as a result of the Localism Bill 2011.
Penalties apply if you do not register your deposit in a valid protection scheme. Please visit depositprotection for further details.
This is a very important document and you must ensure this is completed correctly. It will detail the condition of the property at the time when the tenants move in. The inventory provides details of all the landlords’ belongings and if there are any defects in the property, they are noted in the schedule of condition. When the tenants move out this will be used to determine the original condition the property was let. This document is used as evidence if there are any disagreements between the landlord and tenant regarding the deposit. On the day you check the tenants in, both parties the landlord and the tenants will need to sign the inventory.
This is to ensure the property is kept in a good condition.
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe. Before the tenancy starts you must ensure that you have a valid Gas Safety Certificate within the last year, all appliances using gas and flues must be checked and have a certificate to ensure they are safe.
Gas Safety Certificate is provided by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer after all safety checks are carried out and deemed safe to use.
As of 9 January 2013, government legislation requires the following:
The seller or landlord must provide an EPC free of charge to a prospective buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity. A copy of the EPC must also be provided to the successful buyer or the person who takes up the tenancy.
* “Commercial media” means: Newspapers and magazines; written material produced by the seller/landlord/estate agent that describes the building being offered for sale or rent; or on the internet.
Electrical appliances must “be safe” - you have a responsibility to ensure that all electrical appliances, circuits, cables, switches and fuse boards are safe and sound. There is no legal requirement to produce a certificate BUT, if the unfortunate did happen, would you be covered? A simple PAT test will ensure that all appliances left in your property are tested for earthing, continuity and soundness. All appliances are labelled. This is one way you could prove that you have taken your responsibility seriously.
If your property was built after 1992 then it is a legal requirement to have a mains fitted fire alarm in your property. Minimum of one alarm to one floor is required. Landlord’s must ensure:
For more information please visit Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988/1989, 1993 and 2010
Once the contract is signed by both parties and all the paperwork is in place, the landlord will arrange to release the Keys to the tenant. We will forward a copy of all the paperwork to the landlord. As part of the service we will contact the landlord after 6 months to enquire if he/she is happy to extend the contract for another 6 months. We will arrange to get all the agreements completed and sent to both parties at no cost to the landlord.
The check in process is where the landlord checks the tenants in at the property by taking the meter readings and explaining how the appliances at the property work. The inventory is signed by both parties.
On completion of the tenancy and on moving out date, the tenants meet the landlord at the property. They will then undertake the checkout process. The landlord uses the inventory & schedule of condition to determine the condition of the property, and how much deductions are required from the deposit.