Patricia Shepherd

Renting Property with Patricia Shepherd Lettings

What are the steps of the rental process?

We do our best to make the process simple and fast.

Once you have viewed a property that you would like to rent, you will need to pay a holding deposit equal to one weeks rent to take the property off the market. This is then put towards the first month’s rent. If a tenant withdraws from renting the property or gives false information to support their application, this deposit is non-refundable.

You will be required to complete an ‘Application For Tenancy’ and return to us as soon as possible. Once received, we will proceed to undertake the referencing process.

The references we require are employer, current / previous landlord, bank reference and credit check. If self-employed, then an accountant’s reference will be applied for. A Right to Rent check is also required by law.

If a guarantor is required (i.e. student), the guarantor will also need to complete an application form and the same references as above will be undertaken. These references are undertaken by a third-party referencing company.

The whole referencing process should take no more than 7 days from receipt of your returned forms.

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At Patricia Shepherd, we strive to provide the best possible service to our clients
-and it’s always great to hear that we’re succeeding!

“I just wanted to write and say how absolutely delighted I have been with your service. I was delighted to get, within only a few days, a great tenant meeting the criteria – and at the rental you said I would get without negotiation. I came on recommendation and would not hesitate in recommending you further.”
“I would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent service that you have given me over the past 13 years. I plan to add more ‘buy to let’ properties, and can do so with confidence knowing that you’ll be taking care of things for me.”
“Why did it take us 5 years to find your company? During that time we had 2 properties rented through three different Agents where we had nothing but problems.”
“We wish to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your professionalism and commitment to us as landlords. We have been extremely pleased with the services you have provided and would not hesitate to recommend you to others.”
As a landlord I would recommend the team at Patricia Shepherd. They have been finding tenants for us for years and we are always impressed with their professionalism; prompt communications and in addition to finding us good tenants we always feel that they pay particular attention to our interests as landlords.