Becoming a Sherlock Homes tenant is simple and easy, our staff are always here to ensure your move into your new home goes smoothly.

Tenancy Application

When you have decided to apply for a property Sherlock Homes Letting Agency will provide you with a Tenancy application form. In this form you will be required to tell us about:

  • Your current and previous addresses.
  • Your current or previous Landlord if you have previously rented a property.
  • Your working history.
  • Your current Income.

We will then ask you to provide the following documents:

  • Passport or Driving License
  • Bank Statements or Payslips
  • Utility or Council Tax Bill
  • NB Your guarantor will also be required to provide photo ID or proof of address.
  • Application Process
  • Once the application forms have been completed and all relevant documentation has been received we will present your application to the landlord for provisional approval.

    On obtaining approval from the landlord we will ask you to pay a holding deposit, this is usually around one month's rent. When your credit referencing has been completed leading to a successful application the holding deposit will be submitted to the DPS.

    A call will be made to you in order to arrange a convenient move in date and we will start preparing your new tenancy documentation.

    Should you not be successful in this process you will be informed immediately and your holding deposit will be returned in full.
  • Guarantor
  • A number of our landlords requier their tenants to have a guarantor, this is also part of the service package that Sherlock Homes Letting Agents provide to our landlords and is no reflection on either the individual tenant, circumstances of the tenant or the rental value of the property.

    A guarantor may also be asked to undergo credit referencing to ensure that they have the financial means to meet any rental arrears, should the situation.
  • Deposit
  • To secure your application and the property you will be asked to pay a holding deposit, this is usually the same and one calendar month's rent.

    On the commencement of your tenancy the holding deposit will then be submitted to the DPS who are an independent body, who will adjudicate over any dispute which may occur at the end of the tenancy, offering the tenant more protection.

    The deposit is to cover any potential damage beyond normal wear and tear and/or any unpaid rents at the time of the termination of the tenancy.

Sherlock Homes Letting Agents are not currently a registered member of The CMP.