Professional Lettings Process
Pickard Properties has over 160 properties to rent in Leeds and across West Yorkshire, which we take pride in refurbishing and maintaining to a very high standard. Our portfolio of professional lets consist of one, two, and three bedroom apartments and flats for rent in Leeds, Halifax and Brighouse.
If you have recently moved to Leeds or have left university and are working in Leeds, we can help you find your perfect home to relax and unwind in after a busy day at work or socialising. We specialise in matching young professionals with private rented houses in Leeds or professional flats and apartments to rent in Leeds and West Yorkshire.
Whether you want the cost-saving benefits of a double room to rent in Leeds sharing with other similar-minded young professionals, or you want the space, peace and quiet of your own luxury apartment for professionals (Halifax, Brighouse and central Leeds are all areas we cover), then take a look at Pickard Properties.
We own all our own properties and maintain them all to the highest standard. As we are landlords rather than “middle men”, you can deal with us direct to organise your move and make arrangements quickly, efficiently and hassle-free.
Properties for Professionals: Leeds Lettings Process
Step 1: Looking for a house
You can view our professional properties online 24/7. We are also on a number of property search websites including: www.rightmove.com and www.zoopla.com. Register your details with us and we will let you know when your perfect property for rent in Leeds becomes available. You can message us online or call our office on 0113 246 9395 to discuss your requirements.
Step 2: Seen a property you like
The next step is to contact us to arrange a viewing. We are flexible regarding viewing times and will always try to accommodate you.
Step 3: Found your perfect home
If you would like to apply for one of our properties for professionals, we can email you an application. Once we have received your application together with your non-refundable application fee of £95 and your agreed security deposit to cease marketing the property, we will process it. We can take payments by direct debit, by credit or debit card or online, so you so you can choose the most convenient method for your needs. Details of Fees. This How to rent guide issued by goverment is also useful tool if you are not sure what questions to ask when renting a property.
Your completed online application form will provide us with details of your nominated referees in order for our referencing agency to obtain references from your employer, previous landlord etc. This process can take anything between two and six days depending on the co-operation of the nominated referees.
The referencing process will tell us if you have any bad credit History, CCJs or bankruptcy and whether you will be able to afford the rent, based on your income. It may be that you will need a guarantor to act for you or it may be that you will have to pay for your rent in advance for the full period of tenancy if your credit is not good.
We will require proof of ID (ideally a passport) which should be supplied to us directly.
If your application is successful, we will make arrangements for a check-in inspection at a mutually convenient time. We arrange to meet you at the property, undertake an inventory check, do a ‘walk through’ of the property to ensure you are familiar with the heating and utilities, and take meter readings.
Before moving into a property, payment of the first month’s rent and deposit must be made by debit or credit card (a handling charge will apply to credit cards) or via our online payments system. Keys can be issued when the payment has been received.
The signing of your tenancy agreement, Tenancy Deposit Scheme paperwork and direct debit form, and the handover of keys will take place at the office.
Step 4: Welcome to your new home
Pickard Properties aim to make renting a property a smooth, easy and enjoyable process. We’re continually looking for new ways to remove the stresses that are normally involved in moving into new apartments for professionals. Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area is a whole a great place to live and we want you to enjoy living in our apartments for rent in Leeds, Brighouse and Halifax.
We know that there is a lot to think about on moving day, and we want you to enjoy settling in to your new professional rented property. Leeds-based Pickard Properties therefore gives you a seven-day reporting window to let us know of any issues. We will then quickly arrange the required maintenance and repairs, and you can relax knowing that that you won’t be held responsible when it comes to check out.
Why rent a property in Leeds, Brighouse or Halifax with Pickard Properties?
Pickard Properties has been voted ‘Best Large Landlord’ and ‘Most Socially Responsible Landlord’ by Leeds residents. We strive to be the best letting agent in Leeds. We strive to be the best letting agent in Leeds. We have been renting properties in Leeds for nearly 50 years and owned all our professional properties and so we have a vested interest in maintaining them to a high standard. Because we are a private landlord, there are no third parties so we can act on maintenance issues straight away and complete work quickly. We are members of Leeds Property Association, Leeds Landlord Accreditation Scheme and the Residential Landlord Association (RLA).