Making an Application

Once you have decided that you would like to rent a property you will need to make an application and pay an administration/holding fee. This fee is £195 per property for private applicants and is non-refundable.

Application forms can be completed online and paper applications are also available. Please be aware that application forms cannot be sent out until the administration fee has been received.

The administration fee will hold the property until your application has been completed. During this time no other parties will be able to view or make an application on the property.

Applications take on average one week to complete but this can vary depending on personal circumstances. Applications are generally accepted on a first come first served basis but ultimately an application is at the Landlord's discretion.


Applicants must submit the relevant identification when making an application. Applicants must provide photographic proof, proof of address and proof of national insurance number.

Please be aware that a member of staff must see the original documents.

Bonds and Tenancy Agreements

Let Direct NE's policy is to take a bond equivalent to one month's rent. This bond is registered to the Deposit Protection Service (DPS). Further information about the DPS can be found at www.depositprotection.com.

Once an application has been approved and the relevant identification has been submitted Let Direct NE will draw up an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Agreement. This will need to be signed by every tenant/guarantor named on the agreement and witnessed by a non-family member.

The Tenancy Agreement will be for a minimum of six months. Applicants can request a longer term although such requests may be rejected at the Landlord's discretion.

Prior to the commencement of the tenancy applicants must pay the agreed bond and the first month's rent in advance in accordance with the AST. This money must be cleared by the commencement of the tenancy, therefore any cheques must be paid at least five working days in advance. Please be aware that cheques are not accepted for administration fees.

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