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Why Rent through Oakfield?
Oakfield estate agents are one of the largest and more recognised letting agents in the local area and often the first company Tenants turn to when the time comes to find a rental property. We offer an extensive choice of rental property to suit all budgets.
Our Marketing Consultants are always well informed about the properties we are marketing as well as the amenities and schools in the area in which they are located.
We are an agent with over 20 years experience in the lettings industry, members of ARLA and the Property Ombudsman so our Tenants know they are in the best hands when renting a property from us.
INFORMATION FOR TENANTS
Accepting a property
Once you have viewed a property and decided it is the one for you the next step is to place a holding fee to secure it from the market. All properties are accepted on an ‘as seen’ basis and any issues will need to be brought to the attention of the Marketing Consultant prior to the references. The payment of the holding fee does not constitute a tenancy, or an offer of a tenancy, it is required to show a serious intention to proceed with the renting of the property.
Our reference providers will carry out a credit check on you to assess your current financial position this will look for any bankruptcy orders, county court judgements, voluntary arrangements or administration orders to ensure your ability to meet the rental payments. In the event you have any adverse credit please make us aware of this when you put forward your application.
We will assess your ability to pay by looking at your earnings in relation to the proposed monthly rent. You are required to have an annual gross income of 2.5 times the annual rental amount. Where there is more than one applicant your combined gross annual income must be at least 2.5 times the annual rental amount.
Identification and Proof of Address
Acceptable photo identification are a valid passport or a valid driving licence. We also require a document showing proof of address in the form of a letter that is dated within the last 30 days. Examples of acceptable documents would be a utility bill, mobile telephone bill, council tax bill, letter from income provider, a bank or credit card statement or a letter from a government department.
Oakfield Estate Agents and our Landlords need to know that the Tenants who will be renting our properties are financially capable of meeting the monthly rent as well as being honest and trustworthy. Therefore, all Tenants renting a property through Oakfield Estate Agents need to meet the following requirements
- Be over the age of 18
- Pay a deposit that is typically equal to the monthly rent or a month and a half’s rent
- Pay one months rent in advance
- Pay a set up fee
- Have no adverse credit or rent arrears
- Supply photo identification and proof of address
All applicants wishing to rent a property from Oakfield will be thoroughly referenced, all referencing is carried out in house by our experienced Lettings Negotiators. We will take up references from your current Landlord and Employer to confirm your current income and your suitability as a Tenant. For applicants who are self-employed we will require an accountants reference along with your last 6 months bank statements. We will consider students, homemakers or unemployed status applicants on certain properties however you will still need to meet our requirements or if you are unable to then a Guarantor will be required.
Get in touch with your local team who will be happy to help.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US
Lauren Vousden & Heather Basson
We are very pleased with Oakfield Eastbourne having sold a property. Heather Basson did the negotiation and then Lauren Vousden supported us every step of the way. I felt I could trust them and sought Lauren's advice a lot during the sale. Special mention should go to Rebecca Green who always answered the phone promptly and passed on messages to and from the branch efficiently. I would,and have, recommended Oakfield for both buying,selling and letting.
Finding a home to move to can be stressful and this is the first time we have rented in many years. Lucy was supportive and clear in the information she gave. She was on time for appointments and responded promptly to enquiries and contacts.
She enabled the process step by step with a polite and friendly professional manner. The whole process was managed without any significant delays and I felt informed at every point.
Rebecca Green & Kate Plows
I have lived in an Oakfield property for three years and during that time, have had incredible support from the team there. They have always been thoroughly professional and helpful with whatever queries I had. I had very few problems with the property during my tenancy but when I did encounter an issue, they were always quick to resolve it. The team have maintained a great communication with me throughout my tenancy and have always been very friendly. The only reason I have moved property is because my landlord wished to sell. This was something I was given plenty of notice of, and was at no stage pressured into vacating the property.
From our first meeting I was sure Amy was a kind and consumate professional. She listened to what I had to say in regards to what kind of property I wanted and responded immediatly, even arranging a viewing of a house three weeks before the original date I was given to see it. When problems emerged regarding my references she moved mountains to put our landladies mind at ease and was always on the end of the phone talking me throught what was going on. Couldn't ask for a more helpful and friendly agent.
Charlotte Wilkinson MARLA
From my first phone call to Oakfields I have been impressed by the way Charlotte has dealt with my property. She was friendly, clear, informative, and precise, answering my questions and giving me extra (and needed) information. She kept me up to date, did what she said she'd do, and I trusted her advice and judgement. Overall my experience was an extremely positive one, and I'm happy recommending Charlotte and Oakfields.
I have been using Oakfield Block Management for about 10 months now and have found their service exceptional compared to our previous Management Company. Rachel and her team are very approachable and always willing to help. They seem extremely organised and definitely go that extra mile.
I don't find myself having to chase this company. They appear to be very good at what they do and I would say they offer a polished service.
Charlotte Wilkinson MARLA
& Chloe Fox MARLA MNAEA
I approached Oakfield to find me a tenant for my property on a Let Only basis. I had been stung by an agent before, losing £1000 due to a bad situation the agent created, so I was very wary and asked a lot of questions throughout the process. I mainly dealt with Charlotte and Chloe, and they were a pleasure to work with. Helpful and keen to make sure I had all the information I needed, that set my mind at ease, and ultimately the process was followed through from start to finish in a positive and very professional manner. Their 5-star reputation is very well deserved, both as individuals and as a company
Callum Smith & Hannah Stanbridge
Callum tied up a sale vey quickly on my house, and also give me feed back after every viewing (which was not many, as he sold it so quick).
Hannah did a great job with the sale progression, updating me on every step. It was a nice and easy - no had nothing to worry about.
Excellent job done, I would completely recommend Oakfield. When I was ringing around other local agents - they were by far the most professional agent I spoke to
Chloe Fox MARLA MNAEA & Phil Hall ANEA
Mainly dealt with Chloe who was brilliant in helping us in what was a lengthy exchange and completion.
The sellers solicitors seemed very slow in dealing with enquiries from our side and whenever I asked Chloe to get in contact with the seller it always speeded things up and we was always kept in the loop.
She was brilliant and was working after hours to help us out!
Had some dealings with phill in Chloe's absence and again always got prompt reply and communication.
Excellent from beginning to end. emails answered promptly. phone calls taken and returned promptly. cannot find fault with this excellent service.