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Guide to first time renting property in London and Surrey

When you’re looking for somewhere 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.

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 recognised member of the following 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

Get in touch

Call us on 0208 0040474 or send us a message...