For Tenants

Why Choose Us
Our aim is to ensure every tenant’s experience of renting a property through Smuts & Tayor is a positive one.
 
Regulated  
You are guaranteed to be dealing with a professional and regulated agent to ensure maximum client protection. Smuts & Taylor  is a member of The Property Redress Scheme for Estate Agents and complies with the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme. 
 
London Property Experts  
We strive for a service that will exceed your expectations and at all times you will be dealing with a highly experienced team who are qualified by the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP). We provide the complete service with accompanied viewings as standard. You can follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and access all our services, news and information via mobile phone with our smart phone friendly website.
 
Longer Opening Hours 
We're not just a website, we're real people here to help you and we work around you. We can be available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm offering the flexibility to conduct viewings in the evenings and on weekends
 
Help and assistance 
The customer is at the heart of our company and drives everything we do. Smuts & Taylor will always be on hand to answer any questions and guide you through the renting process.
 
Comprehensive property details 
At Smuts and Taylor we provide high resolution photographs, 2D floorplans and write comprehensive property descriptions.  Many of our properties come with a high quality brochure detailing all you need to know about the property and the local area, for example shops, transport links and schools.   
 
Deposit Protection 
In line with legislation, as well as providing peace of mind, Smuts & Taylor will protect all suitable deposits with a government-authorised deposit protection scheme on behalf of our landlords and tenants within 30 days from receipt of deposit.
 
 
Stages of the Renting Process
 
1. Register your interest
Please contact the Smuts and Taylor team by calling us on 020 7549 1632 or emailing lettings@smutsandtaylor.com to discuss a specific property online or if you don’t have a property in mind, we are happy to help you find it.  
 
2. Finding the right property   
Once we have discussed your specific property requirements you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria.
 
3. Accompanied viewings
We will accompany you throughout so that we are on hand to answer any immediate questions  offering the flexibility to conduct viewings in the evenings and on weekends.  
 
4. Making an offer
Once you have chosen a suitable property you will be required to submit an Application To Rent form together with the relevant fees (preliminary deposit and administration charge) and provide details of your references. You also need to provide proof of identity, such as a driving licence with photo ID or passport. We will then communicate this offer to the landlord. All applications are ‘subject to contract’ and an application to rent does not guarantee tenancy.
 
Upon receipt of the completed Application To Rent form, proof of identity and relevant fees, your chosen property will be held ‘under offer’ and no further viewings will be carried out. 
 
5. Offer agreed  
Upon satisfactory references being obtained and approved by the landlord, Smuts & Taylor will prepare the correct tenancy agreement. This will be sent to you and the landlord for signature and return within a reasonable timescale. It is essential you read your tenancy agreement thoroughly before signing and Smuts & Taylor will always be available to answer any questions. However, if you still remain unsure we recommend you seek independent legal advice. 
 
Once we are in receipt of the tenancy agreement, signed by both landlord and tenant, at this point the tenancy agreement is legally binding.  The deposit (usually equivalent to six weeks rent) and first periods rent (usually a month) will be required to be paid in full before the tenancy start date. 
 
6. Check in 
You will need to make an appointment to collect the keys on the start date of your tenancy. On arrival at the property you will find a Welcome Folder containing contact numbers, manuals for appliances and other useful information.  
 
Welcome to your new home!
 
 
Properties to Rent 
 
We have high expectations when it comes to the properties we let. For peace of mind deposits are registered with an approved scheme and we ensure our landlords are fully aware of the safety legislation that affects them and their properties.
 
Register your interest 
The first step to finding the right property is to register with Smuts & Taylor by contacting us on 020 7549 1632  or emailing us at lettings@smutsandtaylor.com to discuss your property requirements.
 
Properties Currently Available To Rent.
 
Useful Tenant Information
 
Tenant Fees and Charges
 
Tenant Out Of Hours and Emergency Contact Information