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Rent Shield Direct

How to select your property

Youngs Property is dedicated to finding you your ideal property. Our experienced negotiators will be pleased to arrange appointments at a time to suit you.

What rent can I afford?

There is an affordability criteria you need to adhere to before viewing a property.

Here is an affordability guideline for you to take a look at:

Rent PCM Required Salary per annum
£500 £15,000 - £16,500
£550 £16,500 - £18,000
£600 £18,000 - £21,000
£700 £21,000 - £24,000
£800 £24,000 - £27,000
£900 £27,000 - £30,000
£1000 £30,000 +
£1500 £45,000 +
£2000 £60,000 +

Do I meet your criteria?

To view and secure any of our properties you must match the criteria below:

  • Be in full time permanent employment
  • Meet 'Affordability Criteria'
  • Applicants over 21 years old
  • Under certain circumstances an advance payment for the term and/or a guarantor may be acceptable


How to secure a property for rent

Now that you have found your perfect home you must pay an administration fee and then fill in a Tenant Application Form. Please note you must also bring with you the following documentation:

  • Two utility bills from your current address
  • Photo ID

Administration Fees

  • Single/two applicants fee - £300 Inc. VAT
  • Additional applicants (per tenant over the age of 18) - £60 Inc. VAT
  • Guarantor fee (if required)- £80 Inc. VAT
  • Company let fee - £400 Inc. VAT

This fee is payable to hold the property and is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tenants wishing to rent one of our properties must be referenced to ensure they can meet our criteria e.g. affordability of the rent. Once the application paperwork has been completed and the relevant documentation proof provided the referencing process will be initiated.

All of our references are carried out by a company called Rentshield Direct. The reference procedure will look at the following:

  • A Credit Assessment
  • Employment History
  • Proof of Residence
  • Previous Landlord reference if applicable

A damage deposit is taken to protect the landlord from damage to the property which falls outside of normal wear and tear. The money is taken at the beginning of the tenancy and paid into The Deposit Protection Service for your protection. The money is fully refundable, however should there be a dispute upon the final inspection that cannot be rectified it can be taken to Dispute Resolution. The Dispute Resolution service will look at all evidence before deciding what amount will be deductible, if any, to the landlord.

Payable in cleared funds by the 'Move In' day (see Deposit Guidelines here)

Rental Per Month Deposit
£500.00 £700.00
£550.00 £750.00
£600.00 £800.00
£700.00 £900.00
£800.00 £1000.00
£900.00 £1,100.00
£1,000.00 £1,200.00
£1,500.00 £1,700.00
£2,000.00 £2,200.00

Your damage desposit is refundable ONLY when

  • Proof of final bill payments are provided (Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax etc)
  • Property and items are as per ' Inventory Standard' at commencement of tenancy

If your reference comes back from Letsure that we require a guarantor, this simply means that your credit assessment has not met our criteria therefore we need someone to guarantee that we will receive the rent.

This person can be a friend but is usually a relative and must meet the affordability criteria subject to a minimum of £21,000pa. They will be referenced and will then be held liable if rent is not paid to us.

On the day you move in you will need to come in to the office at the your appointed time. Please allow up to 30 minutes for this appointment.

You will meet a member of staff who will go through the tenancy agreement which you will need to sign and agree to.

You will need to have paid in cleared funds:

  • One months rent in advance
  • Deposit - please refer to deposit guideline available on this page

You will then sign for the keys and it will be explained when the rent will be taken and your responsibilities to the property.

Property visits will take place regularly throughout your tenancy. It is to ensure that you are keeping the property to a good standard and also to address any concerns. A property visit takes approximately 15 minutes dependant on the size of the property. A property manager will look in every room and outside and will speak to you about any issues. You do not have to be present for the property visit.

You have certain responsibilities when you have secured a property. You must:

  • Pay all Utility bills such as Gas, Water, Electricity, Telephone and Council Tax
  • Allow regular inspections of the property
  • Report any maintenance and repair issues

You need to contact us primarily as the managing agent for the property and we will liaise with the landlord and contractors regarding any work to be done. A property manager will contact you to discuss arrangements for any work to be done.

All tenancy agreements are offered on an initial six month basis on an assured short hold tenancy agreement. Both Landlord and tenant are sent a letter asking whether they would like to continue the tenancy. If both parties agree, a further six months or monthly tenancy is arranged. The fee for a tenancy renewal is £60 inc vat.

To end a tenancy one month written notice is required from the tenant subject to the conditions of the tenancy agreement.

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