The easiest and quickest way of making your application is to complete an online form. You can even use your smart phone or ipad/tablet. You will receive immediate email confirmation of receipt of the form and a full copy of your submission.
A guarantor may be required when employment history or financial records are not sufficient. For example, you may receive housing benefit, work on a zero hour contract, receive a low income, are self-employed with less than 3 years accounts.
The guarantor becomes responsible for the full amount of the rent if you cannot pay it at any time during the tenancy. They should be someone who has sufficient income or savings to pay the rent promptly. They will sign the Tenancy Agreement at the same time as you. The guarantor will also need to provide ID.
For more information on requirements to become a guarantor, please read 'Do I Need A Guarantor?' info
Yes - however this is dependent upon the terms of your tenancy, you may be able to serve notice, or potentially replace yourself on the tenancy with someone else!
You should check your tenancy agreement for a break clause, if there is a break clause in your contract this allows you to serve notice to the landlord advising of early termination of the contract as long as notice is served in line with the terms of that break clause.
Alternatively, If in your tenancy agreement you have a replacement tenancy clause (permits the replacement of one tenant with another), then you would be able to replace yourself with another tenant, subject to the prior approval of your landlord. You should inform you Property Manager that you wish to replace yourself as soon as possible, who will seek the permission of your landlord - the onus is on you to then find a replacement tenant. This can be done using social media, Gumtree, Craigslist, friends, family, work colleagues etc.
At Adams Estates when you have found someone and informed us we would then carry out all the necessary administration involved. We charge a replacement tenancy fee payable at the point of each replacement (A replacement can involve more than 1 person at the same time). The fee includes the administration related to: Referencing the whole party including any guarantors (identity, immigration and visa confirmation (right to rent checks), financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers/landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability) as well as contract negotiation and arranging the tenancy and agreement.
You will remain liable for the rent and all other responsibilities of the tenancy agreement until the point at which the new tenant has passed referencing and they have returned a signed tenancy agreement, i.e. a new (replacement) tenancy has been created. If for any reason the prospective replacement tenant(s) do not pass referencing you will need to find another individual to be referenced and will not be able to move out of the property until they do so.
When completing the referencing process you will need to upload the following documents via our online application system. The process is quick, easy, and can be completed by computer, laptop, or smartphone.
Please note: If you are unable to find a Guarantor and if the landlord agrees, your application can still be processed if you are able to pay six months’ rent upfront.
All applications are accepted at the landlord’s discretion and can be declined by the landlord with no explanation given.
This depends on the service your landlord has opted for. If your landlord has opted for a Let Only service, we will move you in to your property and release keys once the agreements have been signed. From that point forward you will deal directly with your landlord.
If your landlord has opted for a managed service, you will deal with Adams Estates throughout your tenancy and we will liaise with the landlord on your behalf.
Firstly, you will need to ensure that you are not within a fixed term. If your tenancy is due to come to an end or on a periodic agreement then you need to give two month’s written notice to be served in line with your tenancy commencement date.
If you deal directly with your landlord then this notice must be served to them. Otherwise, you will send this to Adams Estates, 66 Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AZ All tenant notices must be received by the tenancy commencement date and it is from this date it will be deemed as received.
For example, if your tenancy started on the 15th, you must ensure notice is served on or before 15th of the month, to vacate the property on the 14th of the following month. The notice must be signed by all tenants stated on the agreement or it will not be accepted.
This will be stated on your tenancy agreement, and you will receive a ‘Prescribed Information’ document shortly after the start of your tenancy detailing the scheme in which your deposit is held and the terms and conditions relating to it.