Tenant Information

There are a number of steps which a potential tenant will need to go through in order to rent a property, some required by regulations and others designed to protect the tenant and the landlord in the event of a problem arising during or at the end of a tenancy.

Once you have selected a property you would like to rent and having had your rental offer accepted by the landlord, we will carry out a comprehensive referencing procedure which will include financial checks, employer’s reference and, where applicable, previous landlord’s reference.  Should the referencing procedure be successful, we will then arrange a mutually convenient date for the tenancy to start and prior to moving in you will be asked to attend our office to sign the Tenancy Agreement and provide cleared funds for the first month’s rent and the deposit.

We will provide you with all the documentation required in relation to your Tenancy Agreement and the property which will include a full inventory/record of condition with detailed photographs to ensure that there are no disputes on the condition of the property at the end of the tenancy.

 Tenant Deposit

Hinson Parry & Company are members of the Government

Hinson Parry & Company are members of the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) and your deposit will be held by the DPS for the duration of the tenancy.  The DPS offer a free Alternative Dispute Resolution service should there be any dispute between the parties as to the return of deposit monies at the end of a tenancy.

Tenant Fees

Before you move in:

Referencing application £100 including VAT (individual)

Referencing (identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining referencing from current or previous employers/landlord and any other relevant information to assess affordability) as well as initial contract negotiation (amending and agreeing terms) and arranging the Tenancy Agreement

Additional tenant fee (over 18 years of age) £80 including VAT

 Processing the application, associated paperwork and referencing

Guarantor fee £60 including VAT

 Covering credit referencing and prepare a Deed of Guarantee as part of the Tenancy Agreement

 During your tenancy:

Fixed Tenancy Agreement Renewal £72 including VAT

Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further Tenancy Agreement

Fixed Tenancy Agreement Amendment £72 including VAT

Contract negotiation, amending terms and updating your Tenancy

 Other fees:

Duplication of documents £36 including VAT

For the duplication of documentation if lost during the duration of the Tenancy


Hinson Parry Members of:

  • RICS — The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • NFU — National Farmers' Union