Finding a new home, whether it is your first or your tenth is an exciting time, but it can also be quite stressful, with lots of things to organise and do. Our experienced & friendly staff will be on hand to help you through the process of finding and securing your new home, through to showing you how the heating works and where the best takeaway is, so that your next move it is straightforward and stress free as possible.
All our staff members are not only qualified property professionals, but we are also local residents, so as well as knowing our properties & the processes inside & out, we can also help with questions about local amenities, schools, transport links, all the other elements that are important when deciding where to call home.
We offer viewing appointments six days a week with flexible viewing times to suit your schedule, where possible. We understand that not everyone works standard hours and that can not only be a problem with viewing properties, but it can also be hard to speak to us to book them. So we have an online booking calendar, which shows you our live availability, so you can book an available slot directly into our diary 24/7.
Black & White is a fully licensed member of ARLA & as such are members of their client money protection scheme, we are also members of PRS & and we are a registered Safeagent, ensuring, not only that your money is protected but also that we conduct ourselves to the highest industry standards. Your deposit will be held and protected by the DPS, ensuring your deposit funds are held safely by an independent 3rd party*.
If you need to move quickly or simply want the re-assurance that if you find the right home for you, through us, that your credit referencing will not cause any issues or delays in getting you moved in. For a small upfront fee of £15 inc VAT per person, we can conduct your credit, right to rent, and identity checks, before you even book a viewing. Failing credit checks are the single biggest reason for lets not proceeding and tenants losing the often non-refundable reservation deposit or fee they pay when applying to rent a property.
Open & honest
Before committing to anything you should be fully aware of all the costs involved & anything relating to the property & the tenancy that may affect your decision whether it is the right home for you, so when you book a viewing we will send you a confirmation of the appointment & a sheet detailing the vital information & costs for each property, along with our general terms & conditions for tenants.
Hassle free moving
Prior to moving day, we will have checked your new home to ensure that everything is working and everything is ready for you, so all you have to remember is which box you put the kettle in**
On the day of moving in, one of our team will be there to greet you, release the keys to you and take the opening meter readings, we will also show you where all the essential things are, stopcocks, fuseboards etc, and we can also show you how the heating works, or the oven, but don’t worry we don’t expect you to remember it all, we will have also prepared for you, a home folder containing all the essential information about the property and your tenancy**
Always on hand
Should you move into a property that we manage for the Landlord, you will have a dedicated property manager, who is your contact throughout your tenancy regardless of the query, your property manager will be contactable by phone 6 days a week and by email or via our online reporting system 7 days a week, so whenever there is an issue we are always there to help.
*If the Landlord of your property is registered to protect deposits themselves, your deposit may be protected by one of the other approved schemes, you will be provided with details of where your deposit funds will be held prior to paying your deposit.
**Only applicable to properties that are cared for under one of our managed services
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