"In the last 1000 tenancies, we’ve only had two who turned out to be bad payers."
Lisa Sharpe, MNAEA MARLA, Associate Director
At Woods, we make sure we accompany tenants on viewings – not just for the security of your property and any existing tenants – but also to give us a feel for the sort of tenants they’d make. Accompanying viewings also means we can give you accurate feedback to you quickly.
At Woods we only choose tenants who are in full-time employment and use the market-leading tenant-referencing agency to check that they have a clear credit history.
Even if we get an ‘OK’ from our referencing company, we apply our own logic and ‘sixth-sense’ to the tenants we meet. If something doesn’t stack up, a director will review their application and if necessary will politely decline it and we’ll keep looking for the right tenant.
Although we believe that nobody takes more care than we do with finding the best tenants, anyone’s circumstances can take an unexpected change for the worse.
This is where our rent guarantee and legal fees come in. This is free for the first six months and you can upgrade it till the end of the tenancy if you wish.
From most tenants we ask for a deposit equivalent to six weeks’ rent, to cover any damages, breakages or unexpected dilapidation.