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Why use CAA Properties

  • Extensive range of properties available to suit your preferences
  • We help you find the right property, in the right location and work with you from start to finish and even facilitate your move.

How we work

  • We know that everyone is different and hence offer customised search facility for you to find the most suitable property
  • Once you register with us, we will inform you when a suitable property comes available
  • We also offer extended search via our partner agent network thus giving you a wider selection of properties to choose from
  • We also complete the necessary checks and handle all paperwork to assist a quick moving in experience

Tenancy Information

  • Tenant fees and Permitted payments
  • Holding deposits – a maximum of 1 week’s rent
  • Deposits – Zero deposit
  • Payments for a Variation or Change to a tenancy agreement – No charge
  • Payments associated with early termination of a tenancy capped at the Landlord’s loss or the Agent’s reasonably incurred costs
  • Utilities, communication services (e.g. telephone, broadband) TV licence, Council Tax payable by the tenant
  • Interest payments for the late payment of the rent can be charged up to 3% over the Bank of England base rate.
  • Reasonable costs for the replacement of lost keys or other security devices.
  • Members of The Property Redress Scheme
  • Members of Money Shield – Client Money Protection Scheme

Please note that the lettings agents are required by law to publish on their websites, information for potential tenants about relevant fees, redress schemes and client money protection schemes (including the names of those schemes).  Relevant fees must also be published on third party websites, such as Zoopla or Rightmove. For properties to rent in England and Wales, details of the agent’s membership of any redress scheme and client money protection scheme must also be published with their fees on Zoopla or Rightmove.  It is the agent’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant information is provided to Zoopla or Rightmove and is up to date and accurate.  If the relevant information does not appear here, the agent may have included it within the property description.

Step by Step guide to renting a property with CAA Properties

Step 1:       Select the area

Choose the area you would like to live in. List down important things that would be suitable to your move like schools, shopping, public amenities, access to public transport.  Tell us when you would like to move and what is important to you and we will start working towards getting you in your ideal property.

Step 2:       Shortlisting & Viewing properties

The properties are being let in the market very quickly, hence please tell us your availability and we will arrange the viewings for you.  Please ensure that you are available for the viewing at as little as 24 hours’ notice once the property comes on the market.  We have a good rapport with all our landlords and will request the viewing slots on your behalf.

Step 3:       Making an offer & Tenancy Agreement

Once you have liked the property, you can accept the offer. We will then need to do our security checks so please make sure you have the necessary details at hand like previous address, references, employer’s details.  We will also seek your references from your current landlord and your employer.

You will be required to pay a holding deposit (1 week’s rent) once you accept the offer.  Thereafter, you will pay a security deposit of one month’s rent and we will inform you of the approved tenancy deposit scheme where we hold you deposit once you sign the Assured Short-hold Tenancy with us.

Step 4:       Moving in

We will do a full check-in of the property and prepare a full inventory report when you move in.  We can also assist you with your move, if needed.  We will provide you with New Tenant information sheet, which will give you all details of who to contact in case of something going wrong in the property.

We expect you to maintain the property in optimum condition and we will book quarterly inspections to ensure that you are comfortable and to check on the condition of the property.  It is advisable for you to arrange for your contents insurance whereas the landlord will be responsible for the building’s insurance.

Step 5:       Moving out

When it is time for you to move out, we will do a check-out for you and will provide you with a check-out report.  You must ensure that the condition of the property is left in the same condition as per the check-in report done at the time when you moved in.

Subsequent to a satisfactory check-out report, your deposit will be returned to you.  Please bear in mind that you stand a risk of losing part or all of your deposit in case the property is damaged and requires repairs during your occupancy.

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