The Rental Application Process

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Renting a property from Sarah Faulkner Lettings and Management is really easy to do. Once you have found the right property you will need to complete an application form. We will then carry out a full credit reference check, this will be done by Homelet an external credit reference agency. The information that we need from you to be able to carry out the reference is as follows.

Rental Applicant


We Will Request

You will need to make sure that anyone giving you a reference knows that Homelet will be contacting them. You will be required to complete a Homelet application form.

Before any referencing can be done you will be required to pay the application fee. Once this is paid you will not be asked to pay any further fees throughout your tenancy.

Proof of your identity
  • You will need to provide evidence of your identity by providing the original documents such as a driving licence or passport, birth certificate or national insurance number.
Employer Information
  • You will be required to provide the name and address of your current employer and a copy of your last 3 pay slips. Homelet will then contact your employer for a reference.
Proof of your current address
  • You will need to provide evidence of your current address by providing documents such as a bank or building society statement, utility bill such as gas, electricity, telephone (not mobile telephone), water bill, driving licence (although this can only be used if you provided a different proof of identity.

Your rental deposit

If your references are successful and you wish to proceed with the tenancy then you will be asked for a holding deposit which is equivalent to half the month’s rent. This will then be deducted from the first months rent in advance if you proceed. If you decide to withdraw from the tenancy then the holding deposit will not be refunded. If the Landlord declines to grant the tenancy to you, then it will be refunded.

Once we have received satisfactory references then we will set a date for the tenancy to commence and you will be required to pay the first month’s rent (minus the holding deposit already paid) and deposit in cleared funds. We will arrange to meet you at the property to carry out a check-In meeting where you will be required to sign the tenancy agreement. We will go through the inventory and then the keys will be given to you.

We will require the deposit and rent in advance 7 days prior to the start of the tenancy. You will be required to complete a standing order form and hand it back to us at your check-In appointment.

Throughout the tenancy we will carry out quarterly inspections on all of our managed properties. We will inform you of the dates by email or letter. The purpose of the inspection is to check the condition of the property and the upkeep of the gardens. It also gives you the opportunity to speak to our staff about any concerns you may have.

Tenants are responsible for their own insurance for his/her personal belongings and furnishing. You must also have accidental damage insurance to cover the Landlords belongings. Homelet can provide you with a quote if you wish. Please ask us for further details.


  • First Applicant £100
  • Additional Applicants £50
  • Guarantor £50

Please note: Application fees are non-refundable once Sarah Faulkner Lettings and Management have started the referencing process or if you decide not to proceed with your application.

What to do next

To get the rental application process started, get in touch with Sarah Faulkner Lettings and Management by calling 01270 661395 or email us