Tenants services

QPS Homes covering: Tenant services in Chineham, Basingstoke, Bramley, Tadley and surrounding villages. We let and manage both furnished and unfurnished rooms, flats and houses. Please click on 'Sales or 'Lettings' above to view a shortlist, although our stock changes daily and you should contact us for current availability or to register your requirements.

Guide for Tenants

Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view.

Viewings can be arranged including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, 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. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application. The holding deposit is £360.00.

Administration fees
Our tenant Administration fee is £300 + VAT per property.
All tenant reference requests requested from/by third parties will be charged at £30.00 + VAT per reference

As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
If your application completes and returned requiring a guarantor there are additional reference costs (please call to seek costs at the present time).

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.

A security deposit of a minimum of one month and a half of rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Additional costs
Please note, Tenants that do not cancel the standing order after the last rent due date when the tenancy is terminated by landlord (agent) or tenant including any overpayments in which then results in taking up valuable office time to return and transfer any monies back tenants will, incur additional fees from £50 plus vat.

Insurance - for Tenants

We are able to suggest a variety of insurance policies for tenants, including the following:

Up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture, equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst in your home (excludes business equipment).

Landlord's Contents
For accidental damage to your landlord's contents, fixtures & fittings for which you are responsible.

Personal Possessions
Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables (excluding mobile telephones) and pedal cycles whilst away from your home anywhere in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Theft from unattended vehicles must be from a locked boot.

Further details are available on request.

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