How can I find a property to rent?
Parklane are specialists in the Leeds
property market. The easiest way to keep up to date is to visit our website www.parklaneproperties.com/lettings
which is updated regularly and includes full property details and photographs.
You can also register on our mailing list, we will then email you as properties
which match your requirements become available.
How do I arrange to view a property?
Contact our office, if you are not already
registered with us, we will take your personal details and note your
requirements. We will then arrange a mutually convenient appointment to
accompany you to the property with an experienced member of our team.
Now I have found a property to rent what is the application procedure?
you would like to apply to rent a property please contact the Lettings
Negotiator who viewed the property with you. If your offer is accepted by the
Landlord a holding fee is immediately payable. The holding fee is capped at the
equivalent of 1 weeks rent, this amount will be deducted from your deposit
amount if your referencing is successful. Our referencing is provided by a
company called Vouch, they will contact you directly to complete your
Will I need to provide personal identification?
you will be required to submit a copy of your driving licence or passport. You
may also be asked to provide copies of your recent wage slips or letter from
your Employer confirming your employment.
What if I have a CCJ?
County Court Judgements (CCJs) must be declared on the application form but
does not automatically result in an application being declined however,
undisclosed CCJs will automatically result in a declined application.
Will I need a Guarantor?
Not always, however in certain
circumstances you may be offered the opportunity to support your application by
supplying a Guarantor. To meet the referencing criteria a guarantor must be in full time employment, have been a resident in the UK for the past 3
years and be a homeowner.
I am an International student and my parents live abroad so I am unable to provide a guarantor. What can I do?
Please talk to a member of the Lettings
team to discuss making alternative arrangements.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, a deposit is a returnable sum and the
amount payable will depend on the specific property. The total deposit amount
is capped at the equivalent of 5 weeks rent.
Who looks after my deposit?
How do I pay the rent?
The rent must be paid monthly in advance by
Standing order. You will be provided with the appropriate bank details during
the application process.
What happens if something breaks down?
contact your Property Manager at the office and we will arrange for a
Contractor to attend. If you have an emergency outside office hours we have a 24-Hour
emergency call out service.
Who is responsible for utility bills?
As tenant you are responsible for electricity, gas and water bills. You will be provided meter readings in your inventory at the start of the tenancy. You will also be responsible for payment
of the Council Tax (Students are exempt from paying Council Tax).
Do I need Insurance?
This is strongly recommended. Tenants
should take care to review any existing policies when renting a property as
some standard insurance products will either not provide cover or might place
restrictions on cover for rented property and /or its contents. Tenants are
responsible for insuring any of their own possessions. There are various
specialist insurance products designed for tenants.
Can I end my tenancy early?
On an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
you are legally bound until the end of your tenancy. If you wish to leave early
please contact the office. Subject to consent by your Landlord we may be able
to advertise the property to find a new tenant to move in to the property. As
tenant you will be liable fall rent until the replacement tenant moves in.
Will I get my full deposit back?
We want to reimburse your deposit in full
so please make sure the property is returned to us in a condition that is
clean, lettable and without damage, exceeding reasonable wear and tear.
Cleaning and removal charges are the most common deductions made against
deposits. Please refer to your inventory which will detail the property
condition at commencement of the tenancy.