Rent With Confidence

“Renting through the right agent is just as important as finding the right property”

Find your next home with John Grants Independent Estate Agents. As a leading Independent Estate Agent we have a wide range of properties available to rent.




Achieving the ‘Best Price’ and the ‘Quick Sale’ is always at the forefront of our Landlord’s requests. Our ability to deliver this is our primary goal. Below is our ‘Guide’ to selling your property giving an insight and tips on successfully renting your new home:



It is important you register your details so you can receive property notification.

Offer & Holding Deposit

John Grants will negotiate on your behalf with the landlord any offers and the terms of that offer that you make. Once agreed we will request a Holding Deposit from you to secure the property. The deposit will be held securely in a client Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme. Learn more about our regulations and accreditations.

John Grants (Estate Agents) Ltd protects monies of clients through:
SafeAgent – CMP (Client Money Protection scheme), we are also members of a redress scheme:
The Property Ombudsman – TPO’ (Consumer Rights Act s83)


We will ask you to complete an application form and provide certain documentation. In addition we will normally use a third party referencing agent to carry out checks and confirm affordability, which may include a credit check. In the event that your references are not satisfactory we may ask you to provide a Guarantor who will need to be referenced, they will be financially and legally liable.

Agreement, Deposit & Inventory

The tenancy agreement is a legally binding document and will set out the terms of your tenancy and any special agreements. You must ensure that you understand what you’re signing. Tenancy Deposit (Bond) will be registered with a Tenancy Deposit Scheme and you will be provided with information and contact details of the scheme. Inventory and Schedule of Condition Report will normally be prepared for you to agree and sign.


In accordance with new legislation, namely the Tenant Fees Act 2019 which came into effect on 1st June 2019 we are transparent about our fees if any.

Tenant Fees and Permitted Payments

  • Holding deposits – a maximum of 1 week’s rent
  • Deposits – a maximum deposit of 5 week’s rent for annual rent below £50,000, or 6 week’s rent for annual rental of £50,000 and above
  • Payments for a Variation or Change to a tenancy agreement – £50 inclusive of VAT
  • Payments associated with early termination of a tenancy – capped at the Landlord’s loss or the agents reasonably incurred costs
  • Utilities, communication services (e.g. telephone, broadband) TV license, Council Tax
  • Interest payments for the late payment of rent – can be charged up to 3%over the Bank of England base rate
  • Reasonable costs for the replacement of lost keys or other security devices
  • Check out fee £75.00

Tenant Deposit will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme –

Protection scheme), we are also members of a redress scheme: The Property Ombudsman – TPO’ (Consumer Rights John Grants (Estate Agents) Ltd. protects monies of the clients through: NALS – CMP (Client Money Act s83).

Our Certificates

Safeagent Client Money Protection Scheme – Accreditation No. A3674
Tenancy Deposit Scheme – Membership No. G03684
The Property Ombudsman – Membership No. N02670
The National Approved Lettings Scheme – Membership No. A3674
The NALS Client Money Protection Scheme – Membership No. A3674

All Done

You are in your new home Congratulations. What happens next?

Utilities and Council Tax: it is ultimately your responsibility to notify the suppliers and Council Tax, where you are responsible for these.

Landlord Contact: Ordinarily our landlords will ask us to manage their property and deal with, on their behalf, any tenancy issues, rent payment and repairs. We will inform you of the landlord’s choice of letting scheme.