Crown Lets 4u Estate Agents is London`s leading agent in tenant relocation. We have a large selection of quality properties available on a day to day basis.
Our Lettings Department offers a unique relocation service and as such can deliver the relevant property matched to your requirements.
When looking for accommodation within the South London, Croydon and Surrey, it is not only the property that is important in making a decision, other contributing factors play an important part as well. The following is a brief example of what we look out for when taking an instruction from a Landlord.
Size of the property, condition of decoration, location of the property, being furnished or unfurnished, garden, parking, etc.
Crown Lets 4u Estate Agents has a fully trained team of letting consultants who have an active knowledge of properties and contacts throughout the South London, Croydon and Surrey region. We will search through an up-to date selection of available properties when you first make contact with us. Our aim at this point is to offer you as many variations of properties that suit the requirements given to us when you contact us.
We have a personal working experience with landlords and tenants dating back to 2004. With this in mind, we are able to work through our portfolio of landlords generating properties that will become available in the near future.
Whether you are looking for a property now or in the very near future, allow us to search for the property that suits your exact needs and requirements.
The issue`s of health and safety have been a grey area for many organisations. We pride in ensuring that the safety of tenants prior to the start of the tenancy commencing is 100% up-to-date.
We will ensure that all Gas appliances are inspected and regulated by a registered Gas Safe Inspector. A safety certificate will be issued prior to the tenancy commencing. We will also ensure the electrics throughout the property are checked by a qualified electrician. Most landlords have an NIC/EIC report which’s determines the safety of the electric`s within the property. Though other approved bodies can carry out tests in line with current regulations. A PAT (Portable Appliance Test) will be carried out on electrical items provided within the property. Smoke alarms are provided as standard, in addition to Fire Blankets and Fire Extinguishers. All furniture will be of a modern standard, meeting the BS 7177 kitemark. In short items of soft furnishing will have flame proof materials within.
In many cases we act as a managing agent when you take a property through us. We have trained property managers who act swiftly in the event of an emergency occurring and will answer all of your concerns appertaining to letting law and customer services.
What fees do i need to pay?
We cannot require a tenant (or anyone acting on their behalf or guaranteeing their rent) to make certain payments in connection with a tenancy. We cannot require them to enter a contract with a third party or make a loan in connection with a tenancy.
The only payments we can charge in connection with a tenancy are:
a) the rent
b) a refundable tenancy deposit capped at no more than five weeks’ rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks’ rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) a refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week’s rent
d) payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement
Tenants are still responsible for paying bills in accordance with the tenancy agreement, which could include council tax, utility payments (gas, electricity, water) and communication services (broadband, TV, phone).
You must complete an application form by our chosen referencing agency, before we can begin the application process. This is used to carry out Credit Checks and Rent to Right Checks. In addition, you are required to show the following documents:
1. Photo I.D – Passport Copy or EU I.D Card
2. Three Months Bank Statement (Recent & within the last 3 months)
3. Employment Reference – Letter from employers & 3 months’ pay slips for each jobs
4. Account Reference– Letter from accountant to verify your company and Income statements (If self-employed)
5. Previous/Current Landlord Reference – Letter from landlord or letting agent stating good reference
6. Proof of address, i.e. any Utility Bill (Recent or within the last 3 months)
7. Character Reference (This can be done by a member of the family or any one in your work place)
8. Housing Benefit Letter – Confirming of receiving housing benefit from the council (If unemployed)
9. College or University letter – Confirming you are a student (If you study)
Once your application is successful, we will notify you and ask for you to pay your five weeks landlords security deposit and one month rent in advance. If you have paid a holding deposit of one weeks rent then this will be deducted from the five weeks landlords security deposit.
If you withdraw from the proposed tenancy for any reason whatsoever then this preliminary non-refundable holding deposit will be forfeited and applied in equal part to Crown Lets 4 u Ltd and to the landlord.
If you fail Rent to Right to Rent Checks by ourselves or our chosen referencing agency then this preliminary non-refundable holding deposit will be forfeited and applied in equal part to Crown Lets 4 u Ltd and to the landlord. When we retain the holding deposit, we will set out in writing the reason for this within 7 days of deciding not to enter the agreement or the ‘deadline for agreement’.
If the landlord withdraws from the proposed tenancy for any reason whatsoever, and this reason will not necessarily be disclosed to you by us or the landlord, then this holding deposit will be refunded to you by Bank Transfer at the earliest opportunity.
Once you have been given a references application form, we will retain your holding deposit if you or your guarantor provide false or misleading information which reasonably affects our decision to let the property to you (i.e. calls into question of your suitability as a tenant, this can include your behaviour in providing the false or misleading information), you fail a right to rent check, withdraw from the proposed agreement (decide not to let) or fail to take all reasonable steps to enter an agreement (i.e. responding to reasonable requests for information required to progress the agreement) when the landlord and/or agent has done so. If we wish to retain the holding deposit, we will set out in writing the reason for this within 7 days of deciding not to enter the agreement or the ‘deadline for agreement’.
All outstanding payments must be paid by Cash or Bank Transfer and payable to Crown Lets 4u Ltd or the Letting Agent Manager and Personal cheques WILL NOT be accepted. The outstanding amount by on-line bank transfer must be paid 5 days prior to moving in otherwise keys will not be released.
Many of our tenants are thousands of miles away from home and have come to the UK to study or work. This can be a daunting time for many people. Being in a foreign country, perhaps not even being able to speak English. Remember we are here to help; we have experienced staff if you have any questions, and they might even speak your language.
Everybody has different requirements, we understand a perfect property for one person, might be quite different from the ideal home of another. We therefore try to provide as much choice as possible to ensure we can suit your individual needs.
Remember, choosing an agent can be as difficult as choosing a property, so get it right first time
Take a look at our property section, to see what we currently have available. Simply book a viewing with us, and let us take care of everything for you.