residential property lettings; find a home

We are here to smooth the way – from the start of your property search to your first viewing, whilst you are living in the property, and all the way through to check-out.

with you throughout
your  tenancy

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finding a new home with Caxtons.

Caxtons are dedicated to making the lettings process straightforward and transparent. We adhere to strict codes of conduct and have professional, qualified staff, giving you complete peace of mind in your new home.

Our offices cover a wide geographical area across South East London and Kent, and we look after all types of properties. As experienced property letting agents, we are confident we will be able to help find the right property for you.

Before you start looking at any properties, we advise that you work out how much rent you can afford. Ensure you have a deposit available that is equal to five weeks rent, and account for utility bills, as these are the responsibility of the tenant.

To help with your property search, we recommend signing up to our email alerts. Doing so will ensure you will receive new properties to rent in Kent & London as soon as they appear on our website.

If you are considering a selection of properties to rent in Kent or London, we recommend opting for a rental property that is managed by a property management team, such as Caxtons. This will ensure a professional is on hand to offer fast and reliable support if something goes wrong with your accommodation.

For advice or more information, please get in touch with our residential lettings team, who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Debbie Pennell

MARLA
Associate Director, Head of Residential Management & Lettings

Tel: 01634 380019
Email: [email protected]

once you have found the right property to let in Kent or London, we will guide you through the tenancy process:

This process consists of five simple steps:

1. Tenancy application: At this stage, the Caxtons’ holding fee will need to be paid. This is the equivalent of one week’s rent, and will be deducted from the rent and deposit due just before you move in. Once this has been received, we can start the moving-in process. To see our administration fees, click here.

2. Referencing: We have procedures in place to ensure a smooth referencing process. As part of this, you will be asked to fill in an online application form. It is very important that the information you give is accurate and, most importantly, verifiable.

There are times when we will require a guarantor. Guarantors are asked to have similar checks as yourself to progress your application as swiftly as possible. They will be expected to pay the rent if you are not able to for any reason.

We will carry out thorough identity and reference checks, and you will be asked to provide us with photographic ID and a council tax or utility bill valid within the last three months. You will not be able to rent a property if you fail to produce these documents.

 

3. Tenancy agreement: Once all the referencing is complete, a start of tenancy date will be agreed. After this you will receive a tenancy agreement and all legal paperwork via DocuSign. At the same time, you will need to pay one month’s rent plus the five week security deposit, minus the holding fee. If Caxtons are managing the property, we will secure your deposit with a government-backed deposit scheme.

4. Rent collection:

We will advise you about the date when your rent will be collected. We will provide you with a standing order form when you sign the Tenancy Agreement for automatic periodic payment, as per the agreed terms.

It is a legal requirement for all Letting Agents to be part of a government-approved Client Money Protection Scheme, to safeguard all monies provided to us during our business transactions.

In order to offer peace of mind to all our clients, we are part of the Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme. Certificates relating to this scheme can be found here.

5. Moving in process: We can start the moving-in process as soon as the Tenancy Application is signed and all monies have cleared with us. At this stage, you can collect the keys to your new home! Remember to transfer all the bills over to your name, and take meter readings as soon as you move in.

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the problem:

A family of three, with another baby on the way, was excitedly looking forward to moving into their new rental home, let to them by another local agent.

Their references had been approved and they also had a removal company booked, when out of the blue – just three days before they were due to move in – the landlord decided not to let the property.

This was not the family’s fault, but it left them in a very difficult position, and with the fear of being homeless.

the solution:

The family approached Caxtons about a property that had just been refurbished, but still had some outstanding minor works to be carried out.

They were obviously concerned, not only having organised time off work in order to settle in, but also arranging for members of their family – who lived five hours away by road – to do the same, and to help them with the move.

Caxtons stepped in and quickly managed to obtain their references, and finalise the last couple of jobs on the house. As a result, they moved in on the same day they had originally planned.

The tenants couldn’t believe how quickly and professionally Caxtons had turned the situation around. They also said that they preferred the property we had to offer, so were extremely delighted with how things had turned out.

recently added residential properties

  • Gabriels Hill, Maidstone

    £695 pcm
    Available From: Now | Type: Flat | Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1
    Charming and Spacious third floor one bedroom flat located in the heart of Maidstone. Offering an open plan kitchen and lounge that includes oven, hob, washer/dryer and fridge freezer. Double bedroom and a large bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and basin. Close to shops and restaurants and conv...
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  • Halfway Street, Sidcup

    £1,250 pcm
    Available From: Now | Type: Flat | Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1
    Fabulous Fully Refurbished first floor one bedroom flat ideally located within walking distance to the station - convenient for London commuters. Offering a bright and spacious Lounge, large double bedroom with built in storage cupboard, a Brand New Modern fitted kitchen with cooker and fridge incl...
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  • Halfway Street, Sidcup

    £1,100 pcm
    Available From: Now | Type: Flat | Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1
    Newly decorated first floor one bedroom flat ideally located within walking distance to the station - convenient for London commuters. This property has been newly decorated throughout including new carpets and offers a bright and spacious Lounge, large double bedroom, a fitted kitchen with cooker a...
    To Let
    Flat

residential lettings

Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your help so far. A wonderful company to deal with and we appreciate all you are doing for us in our new home.

Charles White, tenant
Rochester

residential lettings

I was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the service I received from Caxtons. Sarah made my whole experience a pleasure. I can only say positive things. I was impressed by all aspects of the process. Friendly and professional, no problems.

Rob Cloke, tenant
Brompton ME7

residential lettings

Sarah is a devoted professional who works smart and effectively to conclude any matter as quickly as possible. Her attention to customer satisfaction is a breath of fresh air in such a fast-paced industry. From the moment we contacted Caxton’s to the point we moved into our dream home, Sarah was devoted to making the process as quick and painless as possible.

P Richards, tenant
ME3