Tenants

Renting a property through TAYLOR DAIN is simple and stress-free. That’s what tenants want and that’s what we aim to deliver. We are always upfront and transparent, giving tenants confidence when choosing to move into any rental property on our books.
We’ll make it clear what is expected of you as a tenant, what our fees are, how we protect your interests as a tenant and what our role is as a letting agent.
Renting property in Eastbourne provides you with a fantastic blend of the hustle bustle in the central parts of the town to the more tranquil settings of the slower paced villages. Whether you’re trying out new areas, relocating due to work commitments, moving out of the family home for the first time or just enjoying the freedom of short-term tenancies, TAYLOR DAIN can help you on your way.
Tenants are drawn to the many vibrant neighbourhoods that Eastbourne has to offer, with numerous bars, restaurants, shops and venues creating a perfect place to call home on the South Coast. With great access along the coast or inland toward the city, Eastbourne is exceptionally well connected by road and public transport, which attracts those considering a commute too.
Properties to rent in the Eastbourne area may include beautiful period houses, harbour apartments with uninterrupted sea views, new build developments, characterful Victorian terraces and charming country cottages, take you pick, its all here to be found.
Renting a property is probably the fastest way of finding somewhere to live, but there are still a few steps involved to ensure your time as a tenant is stress free and straightforward. Here's our guide to renting property through TAYLOR DAIN. If you're still left with questions, don't hesitate to contact us on 01323 819444.

What monthly rent can you afford?

Affordability applies as much in lettings as it does in sales, so it's important to establish what you can comfortably afford to pay each month. As well as the regular payments for your rental property, there are some set-up and administration fees, including a deposit equal to one month's rent in advance and one month’s rent damage deposit. Click here for our Tenant Fee Schedule

Register your requirements

Once you know how much you can afford, the search process can start. Register with us today and you'll find out about the latest rental properties that we have to offer. Tell us your budget, your desired location and your 'must haves', and we'll do our best to find you the perfect home.

Choosing a professionally managed property

Tenants are increasingly looking for well-maintained, expertly-run properties and we can show you a selection of available lets that are fully managed by TAYLOR DAIN. As a main point of contact, your Property Manager will deal with the day-to-day running of the property, answer any questions on maintenance and ensure the property meets all legal standards.

Tenancy application and referencing

When you rent a property in Eastbourne, the letting agent will need to verify who you are in order to proceed with your tenancy application. This means bringing in photographic ID and examples of recent utility bills. While you're in the office, you'll be asked to sign a tenancy application form, and pay the referencing and administration fees. An independent third party will pursue your references - following up with previous landlords and your employer - as well as undertaking a credit check.

Securing a rental property

You will need to conduct viewings in person, to establish whether you like a property. Ask the landlord, tenant or letting agent as many questions as you like, establish how much the annual utility and council tax bills are (or whether they are included in the monthly rent), and find out about any parking restrictions. It's these questions that will prepare you for the additional financial commitments attached to living in the property you are viewing. Once you have found a rental property that you like, contact us to get things going.

Signing the tenancy agreement

When your offer on a rental property has been accepted, you'll be required to sign the Tenancy Agreement and pay the rental and damage deposits in person. If you are renting a property from us that is professionally managed, your deposit will be secured with TDS - a Government-backed protection scheme. If there is anything in your agreement that you don't understand - just ask. We want every tenant to move in knowing what is expected of them, of their landlords and of us, if we are managing the property.

Moving in

Once all the fees and deposit have cleared and the Tenancy Agreement is signed, the keys to your new home will be available for collection. Make sure you have read and signed an inventory just prior to taking occupancy, and read the meters as soon as you move in. Don't forget to notify utility providers, the local council and the electoral register of your new details.

Collecting the rent

Your rent will normally be collected on a monthly basis by standing order; you will be provided with a standing order form when you sign your Tenancy Agreement. The rent will be collected automatically from your bank account.

Support for Fully Managed property

Our support to you as a tenant doesn't stop the day you move in. If we are managing the property on behalf of the landlord, we'll be at the end of the telephone should you have any concerns or questions. Alternatively, send us an email to info@taylordain.co.uk or drop by in person at 15 High Street, Westham BN24 5LR - we'd love to hear from you.