Once you have found the perfect rental property, you will need to fill in a Pre-Tenancy Application form, this is the discussed with the landlord and one agreed you will be required to pay your administration fee, which will take the property off the market and start the referencing process.
You can return the forms to your local branch or to our Head Office in Stockport where the application process is managed. Alternatively, you can also email them to [email protected];
Pre-Tenancy Application Forms can be collected from any branch, emailed to you, or DOWNLOADED HERE.
If you require any assistance completing the paperwork, please call our Lettings Department on 0161 443 4777.
Each person over the age of 18 years old who intends to live in the property will have to fill in an application form and pay an administration fee which covers credit checks, referencing and the processing of your application.
There is also an additional fee of £14.40 including VAT for immigration validation checks (this is a compulsory check by law and the fee is payable to UK tenant data when the referencing process begins)
When bringing your completed application form into the branch, you will also need:
In some cases, you may be required to provide a Guarantor with your application, who would be responsible for paying any shortfalls in rent or for repairs to the property.
Your Guarantor will need to fill in the necessary paperwork which should be submitted with your tenancy application. There will be a fee of £60 inclusive of VAT for this.
Please note: Your guarantor will be joint and severally liable for the tenancy, which means they will be liable for the rent on the whole tenancy including any other occupants shares, as our Tenancy Agreements are all jointly liable agreements.
Please note: If you are unable to find a Guarantor, your application can still be processed if you are able to pay six months’ rent up front.
All applications are accepted at the landlord’s discretion and can be declined by the landlord with no explanation given.
This depends on the service your landlord has opted for. If your landlord has opted for a Let Only service, we will move you into your property and release keys once the agreements have been signed. From that point forward you will deal directly with your landlord.
Edward Mellor will always be on hand to offer any guidance throughout your tenancy should you require it by contacting us on 0161 443 4777
If your landlord has opted for a managed service, you will deal with Edward Mellor throughout your tenancy and we will liaise with the landlord on your behalf.
The application will be discussed with the landlord and once agreed we then contact you and take you admin fee payment. This allows the property to be removed from the market and start your referencing. We will load the basic information to a company called UK Tenant Data and you will be sent an email requesting you follow a link and completed your application in full online and load up your supporting documents. Please make sure you have access to an email and the internet before applying for the property. Once completed you will then be booked a confirmed move in date via your allocated property manager.
Firstly, you will need to ensure that you are not within a fixed term. If your tenancy is due to come to an end or on a periodic agreement then you need to give one month’s written notice to be served in line with your tenancy commencement date.
If you deal directly with your landlord then this notice must be served to them. Otherwise, you will send this to Edward Mellor’s Head Office: 65/81 St Petersgate, Stockport, SK1 1DS.
All notices will be taken from the date they are received so you will need to send the notice a few days before your rent due date to allow for this, otherwise, the notice will roll over to the next month. The notice must be signed by all tenants stated on the agreement or it will not be accepted.
This will be stated on your tenancy agreement, and you will receive a ‘Prescribed Information’ document at the start of your tenancy detailing the deposits location and procedures for claiming the deposit back at the end of your tenancy.
If you have misplaced this document, Edward Mellor will keep a copy for six years. Your landlord may use Edward Mellor’s protection scheme or their own. Edward Mellor will use the DPS (Deposit Protection Scheme) to register deposits where the landlord requires this service.
You will need your repayment ID which is a unique ID sent to you by the DPS (Deposit Protection Scheme) at the beginning of your tenancy in order to claim your deposit back. Edward Mellor do not have access to this ID and you will need to contact the DPS in order to retrieve it.