Tenants Info - free tenant registration
- call us on 020 8090 1778
Current properties available:
See a list of
the available residential and commercial properties
We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats, houses, offices
and annexes throughout the Croydon and Purley areas. Please click
on 'Properties' above to view a shortlist, although our stock changes
daily and you should contact
us for current availability or to register your requirements.
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -
- All of
our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated and inspected
for furniture fire safety
- All tenancy deposits are held in accordance with the Tenancy
Deposit Protection regulations
Guide for Tenants
Finding a property in the Croydon and surrounding areas
The first step is to contact us on 020 8090 1778 to provide brief
details about yourself and about the accommodation you require.
We accept employed tenants over the age of 21 who earn at last 2x the rent. We then search our
database for suitable properties for you to view. We log your details
so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available.
It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move,
as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. We only
accept fully employed tenants and dont have properties for sharers.
The standard tenancy term is usully a year with a 6 months break
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you between 9am and 7pm, including evenings
and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member
of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it
by paying a 'holding fee' of £500. You will then have 2 days to
submit your forms and pay the holding fee. The first tenant who
submits these will get first preference. Assuming that the tenancy
goes ahead the holding fee will be deducted from the total amount.
The balance must be paid 3 days before you move in. If the
landlord declines to grant the tenancy then the holding fee will be refunded. However
the holding fee will be forfeited if you decide not to proceed for
any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information
in your application.
As a minimum we will require proof of ID , proof of address, proof
of income, satisfactory references from your employer and a previous
or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and
sometimes a guarantor. A credit check will be undertaken. We may
use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain
and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted per calendar month and are payable monthly
in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council
Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents
are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.
We dont accept cash or unemployed tenants.
A security deposit of one month's rent to 6 weeks' rent must be paid, and
will be protected by the tenant deposit protection scheme. This is held
to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the
terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances
can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
On applying for at a property, we charge £102 (VAT included) per adult applicant
plus a tenancy agreement fee to cover administration and referencing
costs. Please see more information about our letting fees on www.gatewayletting.com/fees.htm
Insurance - for Tenants
Gateway Letting would like to stress the
importance of taking contents insurance when moving into a rented
accommodation as protection for your contents and your deposit.
It is an inexpensive way to cover yourself against many potential
perils such as:
* Water Damage
* Legal Liability to the Public and your Landlord and protecting
Up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture,
equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst
in your rented home (excludes business equipment).
Up to £2,500 for accidental damage to your landlord's contents,
fixtures & fittings for which you are responsible.
Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to
your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables and bicycles whilst away from your home anywhere
in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Theft from
unattended vehicles must be from a locked boot.
You can have a policy for just yourself or everyone in the property.
You can even cover yourself against accidental damage or loss of
items which you take out of the house!
Savings on household bills- for Tenants
A lot of tenants can benefit from significant savings on their utility
bills, telephone, broadband, mobile phones and everyday and online shopping with
Utility Warehouse. Click on the link to find out more
Call us today on 02080901778 or see our Current property list
(We accept fully employed tenants only).