When your references have been checked and any guarantors signed up, the tenancy agreement is drawn up for signature. At this point, the rent for the first period will become due and a deposit will need to be paid. We hold the deposit on behalf of the landlord, protected by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, so you can be assured that it will be returned as long as the rent is paid and there is no damage to the property.

It’s time to inform the utility companies that you are now responsible for the bills, and although insuring the property itself is the landlord's responsibility, it is a good idea to insure your own possessions.

So you have rented your own place. Well done, time to relax and enjoy!