Moving home can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately, Chain Residential are on hand to guide you step by step through the rental process:

1.  Register Your Requirements
2.  Secure Your Property

Once you have found a suitable property and an offer has been agreed, a holding deposit of one week’s rent is required to secure it. The deposit is non refundable except in the case of the landlord failing to proceed with the tenancy.

3.  The Paperwork

We will require an employer and landlord reference, and will undertake a credit check in order to complete your application. You will be supplied with the Tenancy Agreement, which underlines the tenant’s and landlord’s obligations, as well as an agreement of the term and amount you pay.

4.  Deposit and Fees

Before you move in, one month rent in advance and six weeks deposit must be paid at the same time as signing the tenancy agreement. An administration fee will also be levied.

Chain Residential is a member of The Deposit Protection Service (, a government appointed scheme which protects your deposit. All agents and landlords who take a deposit for Assured Shorthold Tenancies must take steps to protect your deposit with one of three government authorised schemes as of April 5th 2007.

5.  Inventory and Move In

A representative will arrange a convenient time to meet you either at our offices or at the property with the keys for your handover. We will take you through any final queries you may have, then it is time to start enjoying your new home!

6.  Aftercare

We want you to be happy and stress free in your new home. If we are managing the property, all queries and maintenance requests can be directed to us. Otherwise we will happily assist you where possible, but all maintenance will be carried out by the landlord upon instruction.

Contact us for further details:

Chain Residential 

103 Saint Paul’s Road
London N1 2NA
Tel: 020 704 6999