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Tenants Guide

Finding Your Perfect London Property

Pomp Properties are a leading lettings agent based in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Whether you are looking for your first rental home, wish to relocate, or are looking for your next move, we have a great selection of Central London properties in areas such as Kensington, Chelsea, Earls Court, Notting Hill, Mayfair, Marylebone and many more. Click here to view our available properties to let.

Finding The Right Property

Before starting the search for your new home, it’s worth taking some time to consider exactly what you are looking for and your budget. Remember to take into account the likely bills on any property you chose such as utilities, council tax and other related costs.

Put together a list of your must have’s such as specific locations, whether you require parking, want to be in the catchment area for a specific school or need outside space. By knowing exactly what you are looking for, you will be able to search for your perfect rental property.

The Referencing Process & Deposits

Once you have found a property that you wish to rent your referencing and the deposit process will begin. The tenant fee ban which came into force on 1st June 2019, prohibits landlords and lettings agencies from charging certain fees – and you can find out more about this here.

When you make an offer on a lettings property and it is accepted we will take a holding deposit of 1 weeks rent to secure the property until you move in and will be deducted from your tenancy deposit amount.

The tenancy deposit will be equal to either 5 or 6 weeks rent, depending on the full annual rental and is held until the end of your tenancy as a security deposit to cover any damages. We keep your deposit protected within the MyDeposits Protection Scheme (DPS) until the end of your tenancy.

We will apply for references in respect of each tenant using a professional referencing company. A credit check, Current/Previous Landlord’s (where applicable) and employer’s references will be sought. We will also check other details relating to your financial history.

Starting your Tenancy

Once the agreement has been signed and the standing order set up you may collect the keys on the day your tenancy commences. We will provide you with the Energy Performance Certificate, the Landlords Gas safety certificate (if relevant), contact details for your property and any emergency contractors details.

When we have received acceptable references and after consultation with the Landlord, a Tenancy Agreement will be prepared which both Landlord and Tenant are required to sign. Guarantors where applicable will be required to sign the Agreement.

Check-in, Inventory, and Check-out

The inventory is a detailed report of the condition of the property and all of the items within. On the day of your move-in, an appointment will be made with either an independent inventory clerk or your landlord to go through the inventory report ready for you to sign. This inventory report will be reviewed when you decide to vacate the property and any flagged discrepancies will be the tenant’s responsibility. Please take the time to read your inventory to ensure you’re happy with everything listed in the initial report.

At the check-in and check-out meetings, the gas, electric and water meter will also be checked and you’ll be asked to sign to confirm that you agree with the readings.