Tenants

Renting Property in Northampton
Letting in Northampton

If you are looking for a house or flat to rent in Northampton or the surrounding area, contact Key Home Ltd today.

We have a wide range of apartments, flats and houses to rent around Northampton and Northamptonshire, both furnished and unfurnished.

Our aim is to make the entire process of finding and renting your new home, seamless and hassle- free. For all your house rental or flat rental requirements, look no further than Key Home Ltd.

For information on what happens next, click on the links below.

Find a Property

Contact us with your details and we will search our database of houses and flats to let in Northampton and the surrounding villages, for suitable properties. We will contact you as soon as a good match is found and becomes available. It is advisable to start looking a month before you intend to move, we can then reserve the property that best suits you to avoid disappointment.

Local Housing Allowance

We are accredited with EMCAS which enables us to accept tenants on benefits via the local Councils*. Contact us for more information.

*Selected properties only.

Viewing

We will arrange viewings to suit you throughout the whole week, including weekends. You will be shown around by an experienced and knowledgeable member of of our team who can advise you and answer any questions you may have.

Reserving the Property

Once you have found the property you desire you will need to reserve it by paying a holding deposit. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. At this time, any details or requirements can be provisionally agreed, such as occupancy date, duration of the letting and so on.

References

We will require satisfactory references from your employer and a previous or current landlord (if applicable). We may also require a personal reference and sometimes a guarantor. In addition, we will undertake a standard credit check. We use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references. It is not our policy to pass on personal information about our customers to third parties. As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, we follow strict security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of information that you have given us in order to prevent, as far as possible, any unauthorised access.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and payable in advance. In addition the Tenant is responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electric and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by standing order to our company account.

Deposit

A security deposit must be paid prior to occupation. We hold this, as agents, in a secure client account throughout the tenancy. We belong to Tenancy Deposit Solutions (an insurance based deposit protection scheme). This is to cover any damage, breakages and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that the deposit cannot be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Administration Charges

Sarah is accredited with DASH which enables us to accept tenants on benefits via the local Councils*. Contact us for more information.

A charge is due to Key Home Ltd prior to the start of the tenancy, to cover the Tenants share of administration costs including preparation of the tenancy agreement and any legal notices, credit check references, deposit scheme, check in and check out.

This fee is non-refundable. You will also be re-referenced upon any extensions to a tenancy agreement and/or when the landlord’s next guarantee insurance is due for renewal. This is normally carried out before your last two months of your Tenancy to allow for service of appropriate notices if you decide not to proceed or fail the re-referencing process.

For details of fees, please contact our rentals team.

*Selected properties only.

Fees

Residential tenant fees:

  • Single person administration fee: £175.00
  • Couples administration fee on top of single occupant fee: £225.00
  • Additional person 18 years or over residing at the property: £25.00

All admin fees non-refundable

We require a small holding fee making the total costs with the admin fee up to £400.00 the remaining money being part of the first month’s rent on signing contracts.