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Why Rent Through Bonds?

We are the 5* rated award-winning estate agent bridging the gap between your traditional high street agent and 'not so local' national online agent.

Our aim is simple; provide the highest level of customer service without the expensive upfront costs and fees.

Priority Property Finding Service, to find your dream home

8am to 8pm viewings. 7 days a week

Book a viewings online, for flexibility and ease

Online application and deposit protection

Frequently asked questions

Once we have found your suitable property, you will be in a position to make an offer to the landlord for their consideration.

Please note that any offer you make would be subject to you fulfilling our reference criteria.

We recommend to consider the following key points which will form part of your tenant application:

  1. Price - consider what is the best price you can pay.
  2. Start date - if you're able to move in on, or very close to, the available date and reduce the potential void period for the landlord.
  3. Tenancy length - can be a significant point of benefit for example - offering a long-term commitment, say of two or three years, so as to avoid the pressure of re-marketing.
  4. Upfront payments – if you are able to pay more rent in advance (say, an additional month) this would help cover the landlord's upfront costs.

Having passed all the referencing criteria to be considered for the property and, subject to the Landlord's decision, you must earn at least 1.5 times the yearly rent (however, you will require a guarantor) or at least 2.5 times the yearly rent (you will qualify on the income part of the referencing without a guarantor).

You will be requested to provide a Holding fee which secures the property for you subject to contract and references. These fees are non-refundable should you decide to pull out of the application or change your mind.

Please also consider should your references prove unsatisfactory, the holding fee / application fee would be non-refundable.

As soon as your offer has been accepted by the Landlord, we will apply for references and draw up the relevant documentation which will form the basis of the agreement between you and the Landlord. You will receive written confirm of your acceptance and you will be provided with the next steps.

You will be expected to provide photo ID and proof of your current address. We will need two separate documents from the list below. You may also be required to provide proof of VISA or further documentation. To find out more please contact us on info@bondsestateagent.com.

ID
Driving License and/or Passport

Proof of Address
Utility bill (current within 3 months) and/or mobile phone bill or bank statement.

Please consider a range of checks and references on all prospective tenants will be carried out and we will require at least 6 weeks rent as a deposit with one month's rent paid in advance. Should you feel uncertain as to your suitability or have specific requirements, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

We will contact your employer for information regarding your employment status. If you are currently in rented accommodation, your landlord will be contacted regarding your current tenancy information. If you are self-employed, we will need to contact your accountant and/or be provided with proof of bank statements identifying income. A credit check will also be conducted for all individuals concerned.

To assist us in collating the necessary references, it would be advantageous for the tenants to warn the above referees in advance. This will enable the information to be returned within a quick time scale.

Occasionally, a guarantor will be required. You will be informed at application stage if this requirement is needed, and an additional guarantor application form will be provided for them to complete.

Please note: the same criteria will apply to the guarantor and, furthermore, the guarantor must earn the equivalent of 3 times the yearly sum of the rent, be in full time employment or be able to prove via bank statements, that they have “independent means”. A guarantor must be a UK resident.

The guarantor must be aware that they will act as a guarantor for you, (and your partner/housemate if you are moving in to the property with another individual), for the entire occupancy of the property, not just for the period of the initial tenancy term.

An electronic draft copy of the tenancy agreement will be emailed when all references have been received and all ID has been provided. We strongly recommend you read the full agreement and are aware of your contractual obligations.

You will be required to provide the agreed sum of rent and deposit before taking possession of the property.

The deposit is required for the full tenancy against loss, damage or charges payable at the termination of the tenancy. This is usually the equivalent of 6 weeks rent but this may vary, therefore we suggest that the actual amount is verified via the property description as found on our lettings list and within your acceptance letter. The deposit will be held by Bonds in their designated clients' account and is fully registered with the TDS.

Your deposit is returnable in full at the end of the tenancy, subject to final inspection of the property. Deductions will be made for cleaning should the property and garden areas not have been left in a satisfactory condition as noted on your check-in inventory.

Rent is to be paid monthly in advance commencing on the first day of the tenancy and then on the same day each month thereafter. The preferred method is by bank standing order.

Tenants Fee List

Tenant Fees List

To see a list of our current rental fees please click to download.

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Tenant Application Form

Click the link below to download a tenant application form

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Report a repair

Report a repair

To report a repair please log in using your property file login that you were provided when you agreed your tenancy contract.

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Our Awards

Bonds have achieved outstanding growth since we opened our doors in 2017, consistently appearing in the top three of thirty four agents in our area for new instructions, also winning Gold award for Estate Agent in Henley-on-Thames, in the 2019 British Property Awards..

Gold Winner - British Property Awards 2019
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Gold Winner - British Property Awards 2019
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The Negotiator Awards 2019