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Guide to first time renting property in London and Surrey

When you’re looking for somewhere in London to rent for the first time, it might seem a little bit daunting. At Kaybridge our staff are friendly and experienced and able to offer you advice and help to find a suitable property that you can eventually call home. From Epsom to Ewell and beyond, we’ve helped hundreds of clients find their perfect rental property. 

Our free online tenants guide to renting can help you get started on your renting journey.

Our guide will help you get started.

How much do I need to earn to rent a property?

What is referencing?

What are credit checks?

How long does a credit check take to come back?

Usually, 2 to 10 working days.

What documents do I need to rent a house/flat?

Who pays for tenant referencing?

What fees should I expect to pay when renting in England?

What fees should I not expect to pay?

What can a landlord deduct from the security deposit?

What is fair wear and tear?

What are the landlord’s responsibilities?

What are the tenant’s responsibilities?

How much can a landlord charge for cleaning?

Where can I ask more questions?


To ensure you always receive up-to-date information and an unbeatable professional service from us, Kaybridge Residential is a member of recognised industry organisations.

Maintenance Tips For Tenants

If you are renting a property then big issues will be dealt with by your landlord. But there are a number of things you can be responsible for yourself.

Central heating


Burst or leaking pipes

Common problems

Start Your Rental Journey Today

Navigating the rental process in London can be complex, but with the right guidance and support, you can confidently embark on this journey. Whether you’re looking for a rental property in Epsom, Ewell, or elsewhere across South West London, our online how to rent guide for tenants can be a great first step. If you have any further questions about finding your next rental property, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Kaybridge to discuss your specific requirements.

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