QPS Homes covering: Tenant services in Basingstoke and surrounding villages. We let and manage both furnished and unfurnished rooms, flats and houses. Please click on 'Lettings' above to view a shortlist, although our stock changes daily and you should contact us for current availability or to register your requirements.
Guide for Tenants
Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view.
Viewings can be arranged including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a 'holding deposit'. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded. However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application. The holding deposit is one week of the rent.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.
A security deposit: A maximum of 5 weeks of the rental figure will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
Zero Deposit Schemes
QPS Homes have joined!!
The Zero deposit scheme we have joined is Partnered with Munich Re, and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and apart of the ZPG Group. ‘ We offer Zero Deposit with a selection of our properties. You can choose between a traditional deposit a maximum of 5 weeks rent, or buy a Zero Deposit guarantee, which costs one week’s rent. To find out more, visit www.zerodeposit.com ’
Insurance - for Tenants
We are in contact we a variety of insurance companies, including the following covers:
Up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture, equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst in your home (excludes business equipment).
For accidental damage to your landlord's contents, fixtures & fittings for which you are responsible.
Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables (excluding mobile telephones) and pedal cycles whilst away from your home anywhere in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Theft from unattended vehicles must be from a locked boot.
Further details are available on request.