Acorn Sales and Lettings

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No.1 The Square, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire NN6 0NA
Office opening times: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm | Saturday 9.30am - 1pm

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Tenants Info

Our aim is to find you the perfect property to suit your requirements with the minimum of hassle.

Finding a property

The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.

  • To view our selection of available properties to let please click on 'Properties to Let' in the menu

  • To register your requirements please click on 'Contact Us' in the menu. Alternatively you can fill in a more comprehensive registration form after clicking on 'Property Search'.
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -
  • All of our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated.

  • All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.

Viewings

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Reserving the property

Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a 'holding deposit' (aka 'reservation deposit'). If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded less our admin fee. However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.

References

As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account or your landlord's bank account.

Deposit

A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental plus £200 (higher if pets are allowed) will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Fees

We charge a modest fee per applicant to cover administration and referencing costs.

Insurance for Tenants

As appointed agents for more than one insurance broker we are able to offer a variety of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including the following -

  • Tenant's Contents
  • Landlord's Contents

Further details are available on request.

Documents to download:

Individuals Application for tenancy (PDF) >

Private Lets

For all prospective tenants:

  • Single application fee - £234 (inc VAT)
  • Couple application form - £264 (inc VAT)

 In certain situations:

  • Guarantor fee* (if required) - £114 (inc VAT)

*A Guarantor may be required if you do not fulfill our affordability criteria. The Guarantor fee is in addition to the applicant fee.


 
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