Your guide to renting a property

A guide to the renting process.

You’ve decided you want to rent a property in the beautiful Cotswolds or Oxfordshire.

When you contact us, we register your full details. We require your name, address, email, telephone contact numbers and details of whom a property is required.  This includes children and their ages, pets and the timescale that you have in mind, and of course, your budget.  We also take down information about the type of property and your particular requirements.

Once registered you will automatically be sent selected properties based on the information you have provided.  We will accompany you to viewings and if you find a property you wish to offer on, we present the offer to the landlord.

On acceptance of an offer, subject to contract, you will be required to complete our Application for a Tenancy form which asks for two character references, a financial / bank reference and credit check on each applicant and a previous landlord's reference. The Butler Sherborn tenant fee is 20% of one month's rent plus VAT subject to a minimum charge of £300 plus VAT.

Offers on properties are accepted subject to references being received and approved by the landlord, and the signing of the tenancy agreement.

Rents are payable in advance and a deposit equivalent to two months' rent is required on all properties.  All funds must be cleared before a tenancy can commence, together with receipt of the signed tenancy agreement and approval of your references.