The Process

At Liberty Gate our aim is to make the process of you renting a property as simple andhow-to-rent-checklist straight forward as possible. Whether it is your first home or a bigger home we understand that moving can be one of the most stressful things anyone can go through.

This is why we try to make the whole process as simple as possible and we will be on hand the whole time to help you along the way.

Additionally the government have published a great guide for all tenants to read ‘How to rent – The checklist for renting in England’ just click here to view and download your own copy.


Administration Fees

At Liberty Gate we try to make moving home as hassle free and affordable as possible which is why we only charge a referencing fee of £200 for the first tenant then £100 for any additional tenants or guarantor. These are fully inclusive of VAT.

Your administration fees are payable at the point of your offer being accepted on a property and before your referencing can commence.

Application & Referencing

Once you have secured a property with Liberty Gate you will be required to complete an application form so that we can obtain employment, previous landlord and financial references.

We aim to make the process as quick and simple as possible so just complete the application form and let us take care of the rest.

If you aren’t able to provide suitable references or you are a student then don’t worry as you can either:

  • Supply details of a suitable guarantor (subject to passing reference checks)
  • Pay the rent for the length of the contract in advance

Rent & Deposit

Before you move into your new home you will be required tdps-logo-greeno pay in advance your first months rent and a deposit equivalent to one months rent plus £100 unless otherwise specified.

To comply with current legislation your deposit will be protected with either the DPS (Deposit Protection Service) or one of the other approved schemes. The terms and conditions for the DPS can be found on their website below:

The rent for your property will be collected monthly by standing order. This will be set up on the day that you move in and sign your tenancy agreement.

Tenancy Renewal

When your tenancy is one month from the end of your initial fixed term you will have a number of options open to you, should you choose not to serve your notice to vacate. Please remember if you do wish to vacate the property at the end of your fixed term you must serve notice as per the terms of your tenancy agreement giving a minimum of one months notice in writing. Further details can be found below and in your tenancy agreement.

Should you wish to stay in the property, this is the moment that you will enter discussions with ourselves to determine how long you would like to stay and what the terms of your renewal will be. Once agreed with your landlord your tenancy can be renewed as per the agreed terms and duration.

If both yourself and your landlord agree to sign a new fixed term tenancy agreement, then there is a tenancy renewal fee payable of £90 inclusive of VAT.

If both yourself and your landlord agree to continue on a statutory periodic basis then there is no tenancy renewal fee payable.

Vacating the Property

Once you have decided to leave the property and move onto pastures new there are just a couple of things that you will need to remember.

You will be required to serve notice as per your tenancy agreement. We ask for one calendar months notice in writing to end your tenancy. Our office address is Liberty Gate, 1 The Gatehouse, Short Stairs, Nottingham, NG1 1JA.

We ask that you leave the property is the same condition as when you moved in with all items in the correct rooms as is noted on your in going inventory.

Once we have checked the property your deposit will be returned to you within 14 days.

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