Clifton Bridge

Letting & property management for professionals

We have Flats, Apartments & Houses to rent in Bristol

Maggs + Allen Residential Lettings is a professional letting service with a large selection of quality properties to rent in & around the Henleaze, Westbury Park, North Bristol and Harbourside areas of Bristol.

We offer landlords and tenants an easy, problem free service in the rental, letting and property management of homes for professionals or family’s through-out Bristol and surrounding areas.

Whether you are a young professional or a family, Maggs + Allen has the right rental property for you, with properties ranging from studio apartments to detached family homes.

Let us help you find your ideal home

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Please call to arrange a viewing 0117 949 9000 or email – lettings@maggsandallen.co.uk

Administration Fees 

An administration/referencing fee of £360.00 including VAT is payable for up to two applications and £132.00 including VAT for each additional tenant to be referenced thereafter. The fee will be payable upon submitting your application. These fees are non-refundable should you decide not to proceed with the transaction, if referencing fails. Should the referencing company request a Guarantor to support your application an additional fee of £60.00 including VAT will become payable.

The Guarantor will also be required to sign a declaration form and the Tenancy Agreement. Each applicant will be required to complete our terms and conditions and to return to our office prior to the commencement of referencing. Click here to view T&C's

The Application Process

Once you have had your offer accepted, subject to contract, by the landlord what happens next? We will write to you confirming details which will include the rent per calendar month, deposit amount, proposed start date and length of tenancy. At this time the agency/referencing fee is payable (as detailed above). Once paid an application form will be emailed to you so that the referencing process can begin.

Right to Rent Checks

We are now required, by law, to check every prospective tenant has a right to rent in England. We need to take a copy of your Passport and Visa (if applicable) upon submitting your application from each applicant aged 18 or over. You will need to be present with your documentation.

If you DO NOT hold a British Passport, EU ID Card, EEA ID Card or you’re a Swiss National, we will require a valid VISA permitting your stay. Further checks will be carried out before the expiry of your VISA to ensure your VISA is still valid.

If it is found that you do not have a right to rent, we are obliged to inform the Home Office. If you fail to provide satisfactory documentation or where we suspect that you have provided fraudulent documents, we will inform the Home Office and we will be unable to continue with the tenancy. If this is the case your agency fee will be NON REFUNDABLE.

Referencing

We use a third party company, Tenant Screening, to carry out credit and reference checks on our behalf. We will register you with Tenant Screening (online) and they will send you a tenancy application via e-mail for you to complete and return. Tenant Screening require all applicants to provide the following:

We recommend as soon as you receive the application to complete and return ASAP to avoid any delays to the move-in date. This is particularly important for tenants wanting to move-in within a short timescale. Sometime referees cannot always turn around your reference quickly and may need further declaration or can be transferred to other departments within your company. In this instance you may have to chase up those particular referees.

The sign up process and key hand over

Once all references have cleared we will write to you, in advance of the move-in day, with a copy of the tenancy agreement and monies required ready for the start of your tenancy. We will also include the date and time to attend our office to sign and complete the hand over.

We require cleared funds on or before the agreed move in date; this money can be paid in advance via bank transfer or debit card. IMPORTANT - The money needs to clear into our account before the time you come to the office and sign the tenancy agreement. We recommend all funds have been received and cleared a day or so prior to your sign up date.

Once you have paid and signed the tenancy agreement we will provide you with a welcome pack and other useful information which will help for a smooth move. Most Landlords will provide a written Inventory and Schedule of condition report about the property. You will be given 7 working days in which to make any comments and to return to us (if we manage the property) or directly to your Landlord if we don’t retain the management. This will also have all meter readings listed so you can advise the relevant utility providers.

Deposits

All of our managed properties will be registered with The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS). In this case the Lead Tenant will be emailed (via The DPS) with a repayment ID. This will be required at the end of your tenancy for repayment so ensure this is kept in a safe place. Let Only Landlords may also choose The DPS or another Deposit Scheme. All deposits held within an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be registered with a deposit protection scheme within 14 days of the tenancy start date.

Future Rental Payments

Should we manage the property, you will be provided with our clients account details ready for the next month’s rent. On a Let-Only basis we will provide the account details of your landlord and standing order for you to complete.