Guide To Renting

When you are looking for a property to rent, you will find Francis Stuart easy to deal with and very knowledgeable about the lettings process. We try and make moving home easy and un-stressful. Please read our quick guide to the lettings process.


You can register your property requirements via this website, over the phone, or in-person by visiting the office. Once you have signed up, you will receive alerts via email or text messages with suitable properties that match your requirements.


Property Search

Select the properties that you are interested in viewing by using this website. We recommend that you see properties as soon as possible. Popular properties can sometimes let out in days or even hours. We accompany every viewing.

Reserve the Property

Once you have viewed a property and it is suitable for you, the property should be secured. This is done by completing a short application form and paying a small holding deposit equal to one week’s rent. Once done, the property is taken off the market, and we commence referencing.


Referencing takes between 2 to 5 days to perform. Your employment, residential and credit status will be confirmed. We will also need to take some suitable ID from you and ensure that you have the Right to Rent within the UK.

Tenancy Paperwork

Once the referencing is completed, and the outcome is satisfactory, we will be able to draw up the tenancy paperwork. We complete 90% of all paperwork electronically now via Docusign. Before you can move in, we will require the first month’s rent and deposit minus the holding deposit to be paid. We ask that these funds get transferred to our client account. The monthly rent is then payable via standing order.

Move In

On your move-in day, you can collect the keys from the office, once we have had confirmation that all parties have signed the tenancy paperwork and paid the moving in money.

For more information, or to speak with a member of our team, please contact us