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We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and houses throughout Herne Bay, Whitstable, Canterbury and the surrounding area. Please click on 'Properties' above to view a shortlist, although our stock changes daily and you should contact us for current availability or to register your requirements. Please note that for your safety and peace of mind -

  • All of our managed properties are GAS SAFE certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety

  • Security deposits (bonds) are held in a designated Client Account in accordance with recommended practice.
You can use the menu bar above to find other related information.


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. If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. We regret that we cannot assist dss claimants. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.

Other Areas
If you are looking for a property to rent outside North East Kent, please go to our UK Network page.

Viewings
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, 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
Having decided on a property, all prospective occupants over the age of 18 yrs will need to complete a written application form, their names will all appear on the Tenancy Agreement. At this time there is a fee of 75.00 per person (adult) to cover administration, referencing and credit checks. Any details or requirements can be provisionally agreed, such as occupancy date, duration of the letting, etc.
Also on application, a Reservation Deposit will be required (approximately two weeks rent), assuming the tenancy proceeds this will put towards making up the security deposit. If the Landlord or we decline your application it will be refunded. It will however not be refunded if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if the tenancy fails to proceed due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided in the tenancy application.

References
We will take references on behalf of the Landlord. Normally these will include your employer, any former landlord and a character reference. In addition a credit check will be undertaken.
Where a Tenant is unable to meet the required income or credit checks, the Tenant may have a Guarantor to underwrite any rent liabilities or other lawful debt appertaining to the property. The Guarantor will also have to fill out a written application form, which will attract an administration fee of 65.00.

Rents
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.

Deposits
A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental must be paid, and will be held by ourselves as stakeholders in a secure client account throughout the tenancy term. This 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. From 6th April 2007 all tenants deposits collected on assured shorthold tenancies in England and Wales will have to be 'protected' in a Government-authorised tenancy deposit scheme. Manorheath have decided to use an insurance backed scheme, Tenancy Deposit Solutions Ltd (TDSL), who are jointly owned by the National Landlords Association and Hamilton Fraser Insurance (HFIS plc).

Rent Arrears
Please remember that your home is at risk if you fail to keep up payments on a rented property. If you can foresee any reason why you may have difficulty in paying your rent, please inform our offices as soon as possible. Any rent arrears equivalent to two weeks rental or more will result in a statutory notice to quit being issued in accordance with section 21 of the Housing Act (1988) as amended by the Housing Act (1996) requiring possesion of the property. Any outstanding debts will result in an independent Debt Collection Agency being instructed, which may result in a County Court summons.


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About North East Kent
This area of the 'Garden of England' is one of the most unspoilt along the north Kent coast. It is a favourite for people wishing to soak up the culture of Canterbury or the quaint seaside towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay.

The medieval City of Canterbury has a wealth of beauty and charm that never ceases to amaze. Apart from the magnificent Cathedral there are Roman remains and the pretty little streets host an abundance of boutiques, restaurants and inns. The city also boasts the very fine Marlowe Theatre which shows many London productions. Just to the south of Canterbury is the famous Aspinal Howletts Wild animal park which houses the Worlds largest Gorilla colony.
Herne Bay Seafront
Whitstable, famous the World over for its Oysters, has its busy working harbour where you are able to buy freshly caught fish at every high tide. There is no doubt that it has become more popular in recent years with an array of fine restaurants, delicatessens and antique shops. During the summer months Whitstable is host to numerous International sailing competitions and water ski racing, plus a wonderful carnival and a fine Regatta on Tankerton slopes.

Herne Bay has a wonderful traditional seafront complete with Pier, Bandstand and sunken gardens. The Memorial Park in the centre of the town is lovely for enjoying a stroll through the horse chesnut avenue or to sit amoung the many beautifully kept gardens.
Whitstable Harbour The City of London is just 1 hour 20 minutes away by train making this area well within commuting distance. The port of Dover is just a 40 minute drive away which makes a trip to France an easy and relaxing way to spend a day or maybe a long weekend.

However, all that in good time - let's find you somewhere to live first! Contact us now with your requirements and to experience our efficient and friendly service.

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