Jordan Fishwick: Renting Guide For New Tenants

Jordan Fishwick, independent estate agents and residential lettings specialists, with offices throughout Manchester, Derbyshire and Cheshire, are proud to have one of the most experienced and highly respected teams in the region.

Jordan Fishwick’s residential lettings team has developed an enviable reputation for providing a first class service to both landlords and tenants. All of our twelve offices have a residential lettings department, with our full management service operating from our Hale, Didsbury and Manchester branches.

Our Key Skills

  • ARLA PROPERTYMARK Trained Management and Staff
  • Competitive Fees
  • Latest Technology Software incorporating ALTO Marketing System
  • Equally Assisted Technology with innovative, interactive Management Package
  • Extensive Property Portfolio
  • RICS Insurance
  • Client Money Protection
  • Members of the Property Redress Scheme

We offer prospective tenants quality accommodation throughout the North West region. We believe it is important that all our tenants are satisfied with their property, so we work hard to encourage our landlords to provide a clean and tidy property for occupation.

We are keen to ensure all maintenance issues are addressed quickly and efficiently for your enjoyment of the property throughout the tenancy. We have a team of approved contractors to meet general maintenance issues and emergencies.

Tenancy Application/References

When a suitable property to rent has been found all persons aged eighteen or over will complete an application form and will be named in the tenancy agreement. We will take up references on behalf of our client, the landlord, which may include a bank reference, a credit reference, an employer’s / accountant’s and previous landlord reference (if applicable). A holding fee is payable to hold the property while references are undertaken, this will be offset against the first months rent. Should the tenancy not be granted due to a tenants change of mind, or misleading/false information being provided, this payment will not be refunded. Please note that this money in advance does not constitute a tenancy.

Tenancy Deposit Protection

From 6 april 2007 when you pay a deposit for an assured shorthold tenancy, your landlord or agent must protect it using a government recognised tenancy deposit scheme. This is to ensure you get all or part of your deposit back when you are entitled to it and any disputes will be easier to resolve. Within 28 days of paying your deposit your landlord or agent is required to give you details about how your deposit is protected. This includes the contact details of the tenancy deposit scheme and what to do if there is a dispute at the end of the tenancy.

Inventory and Schedule of Condition

An inventory and schedule of condition of the property, its contents, furniture, fittings, and effects will normally have been prepared. It is important that you take care in agreeing the inventory at the beginning of your tenancy as it will form the basis of any claim for damages, by your landlord.

Rental Payments

All rent is payable in advance usually by standing order. Should you experience any financial problems during the course of the tenancy it is essential that you contact Jordan Fishwick or your landlord immediately.

Tenant’s Obligations

You should be aware that responsibility for the property rests with the tenant during any tenancy. It is particularly important that any gas or electrical problems or water leaks are reported immediately and the property is fully secured when you leave it unattended at any time. Furthermore it is essential to report any issues with mould or mildew.

During the winter months, necessary steps must be taken to prevent the freezing of the water, pipework, and heating systems.

In leasehold properties, mainly flats and maisonettes, the tenant will be bound by the rules and regulations affecting all residents within the block contained in the head lease.

The Agent’s Obligations

The obligations of Jordan Fishwick will vary depending on which of the following services we provide for the landlord:

  • Letting and property management
  • Letting only
  • Letting and rent collection

You will be advised which of the above apply prior to your tenancy commencing. Should you need further details regarding a specific property please contact your local Jordan Fishwick branch.

*Tenant Fees


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