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A step-by-step guide to renting property

A step-by-step guide to each stage of renting a property.

Arrange a mortgage Register your interest Finding the right property Viewing Consider a managed property Viewing Making an offer Offer agreed Completion
  1. Step 1 Register your interest

    The first step to finding the right property is to register with us either by calling us on 0800 369 8667 or visiting one of our 64 offices where you can discuss your property requirements with one of our local agents. You can also register your interest about a specific property online if you are short of time.

    With thousands of properties to choose from you can rest assured we have just what you're looking for.

  2. Step 2 Finding the right property

    Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. We can also keep you constantly up-to-date via email and SMS alerts when the latest properties become available.

    Search for a new property to rent

  3. Step 3 Is a short let right for you?

    A short let is ideal if you are looking for a short term residential solution and offers a good alternative to staying in a hotel or serviced apartment.

    They are especially popular with visitors to the capital, people getting to know a new area or those renovating or moving home. A short let can offer you flexibility in rental length and is usually furnished to a high standard with all bills included in the rent (excluding telecommunication services).

  4. Step 4 Benefits of Corporate Services

    Foxtons Corporate Services assists hundreds of companies who are looking to find properties for their employees.

    Renting a property through this specialist department has the benefit of your own dedicated Account Manager, detailed local information, advice and guidance on the letting process and rental market, centralised searching to save you the time and effort to register with several offices and a multi-lingual department.

  5. Step 5 Consider a managed property

    An increasing number of tenants insist on renting fully managed properties for complete peace of mind.

    Renting a managed property has the benefit of a dedicated Property Manager to handle your day-to-day issues, a 24-hour helpline with emergency contact details should a problem arise and the assurance that your property is fully compliant with all safety regulations (including Gas Safety, Electrical Safety and Furniture and Furnishings acts).

  6. Step 6 The key to successful viewings

    We're open at times to suit you, convenient for viewing after work and at weekends:

    Our offices are open Monday to Saturday. In addition, our phone lines are open seven days a week.

    In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing. We will chauffeur you to your viewings ensuring you arrive in a relaxed frame of mind and accompany you throughout so that we are on hand to answer any questions immediately and advise where necessary.

  7. Step 7 Making an offer

    Once you have identified a suitable property you will be required to complete an application for tenancy where you may state any special conditions of the offer and provide details for your references. We will then communicate this offer to the landlord.

  8. Step 8 Offer agreed

    If your offer is accepted we will organise the following regardless of whether your property is managed:

    • Collect references from the referees that you have provided
    • Arrange signing of the Tenancy Agreement
    • Collect your moving in payment (rent + deposit)
  9. Step 9 Completion

    Upon completion, you will be given a set of keys and if your property is managed we will provide you with your dedicated Property Manager's contact details.

    Congratulations, you can now move into your new home!

  10. Rent Guide
    Want more information? View our detailed guide about renting a property

    We have created a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the renting process. View it online.

Call 0800 369 8667 for further information about letting your property, or to find out how much your home is worth