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The Search

To enable us to help you find the right property, please contact our offices so we can discuss where you would like to live and your specific requirements. We can then arrange for you to view any available properties that might be suitable.

Found a Property

Once you have made your decision and chosen a property we will put your offer forward, carry out any negotiations with the landlord, including timings and any specific requirements you may have.

Holding Deposit/Admin Fee

Once your offer has been agreed we will require a £100 holding deposit, plus an administration fee of £150. If, for any reason, you decide not to proceed, then these monies are used to offset the loss of rent and the cost of any administrative work incurred. Alternatively, the holding deposit is deducted from the first month’s rent

Reference Check

All prospective tenants are requires to undergo reference cheeks by a professional referencing agency as landlords will always be keen to ensure the suitability of tenants. You can download and complete a PDF version of the required reference here.

The Tenancy Agreement

A copy of a Agreement is always available before you move in, which tenants should read through then raise any questions or queries in plenty of time.

Move in Monies

Before you move in we require cleared funds in our account, which consists of the first month’s rent (less the holding deposit) plus a damage deposit (normally 1 months rent). There is a legal requirement for your deposit to be properly secured and protected in a government-backed scheme, and accordingly, John Alan are members of My Deposits.


Most properties have a related schedule of condition and contents, which is generally known as an inventory. Both a check-in and check-out is carried out for each tenancy, which is administrated by a professional inventory clerk. The landlord pays for the check-in report and the tenant for the check-out report.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us