Renting a Property


Renting a property in London can be a stressful task, and we here at Chaltons hope that we can assist in finding your next rental property as smooth as possible. We have a variety of properties constantly coming available across Central London and so are sure we can find something that meets your needs and budget.


Property Search

Do your research and figure out the specific areas you'd like to rent in. Make a list of the things that are really important to you, like transport links, schools, access to shops and use these to focus your search.  



Try to be available and as flexible as possible. Yes, we've said it before, but the lettings business is incredibly fast moving and when a good property comes to the market there can be a rush to view and offers are often made immediately. You could miss out if you can't make yourself available within 24 hours of the agent contacting you.


Making an offer

Once you have made your decision on a property and are happy to proceed, you can make an offer with any conditions or requirement you may have, you can do this via email or with your agent, And we'll confirm this with the landlord.


Tenancy Agreement  

  • Tenant referencing

  • Creating Tenancy agreement

  • Collecting payment

  • Collecting ID

  • Right to rent checks

  • Inventory 

Council Tax & Utilities

It is your responsibility to inform the utility companies of your occupation of the property at the start and end of the tenancy, and to pay council tax to the local authority unless your exempt.


Tenant Responsibility 

It is your responsibility to look after the property for the duration of the tenancy. This reduces the likelihood of disputes over damage when the tenancy comes to an end. Remember that you should arrange insurance cover for your furnishings and personal property - the landlord is not responsible for insuring these items.


Moving Out

Before moving out you should refer to your inventory document that you received when you moved in. This will show the ‘condition’ of your property and you should be aiming to return the property in the same ‘condition’ subject to fair wear and tear. This will probably mean thoroughly cleaning the property before the inventory clerk returns to carry out the check out.

It goes without saying that you should leave the property in tip top condition and remove all your belongings, otherwise you risk losing part, or all of your deposit. 


Deposit Refund 

Providing everything is OK with the flat and there is no dispute your deposit will be refunded within 7 working days