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The Renting Process

Once you have found a suitable property to rent through Blackshaws, the rental process begins. We have devised this simple step by step guide to help you through the process


Step 1 Pay holding deposit to secure the property

Step 2 Complete and return Reference documents (this is usually done via email)

Step 3 Supply valid ID. We require photographic ID and proof of address

Step 4 Inform referees that they will be contacted within 48hrs

Step 5 Read guidance notes supplied


Step 6 Blackshaws confirm that the referencing was successful

Step 7 Agree and Confirm move-in date

Step 8 Arrange removal company

Step 9 Arrange contents insurance (we can arrange this for you)

Step 10 Notify Council Tax, BT, utility suppliers, TV licensing and mail redirection that you are moving

Step 11 Book appointment to sign the tenancy agreement, pay first month's rent and deposit Monies

Step 12 Sign tenancy agreement and deposit documents. You will be required to initial each page of the tenancy agreement and sign where indicated.


Step 13 First month rent and deposit must be received by us in cleared funds

Step 14 Provide proof of contents insurance

Step 15 Collect Keys for the property

Step 16 Collect and Watch DVD inventory of the property.

Step 17 Notify BT / TV licensing and of new address (we will notify Gas / Electric / Water and Council)

Finally, we hope you have been impressed with our service and enjoy your stay in your new rented property

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