A tenants guide to renting property

So you re thinking of renting a property? M&M Property offers a wide choice of property to rent, to suit a range of budgets and requirements, from a studio flat to a family home. We understand how stressful moving can be, so we make every effort to ensure the process of renting goes as smoothly as possible, as quickly as possible and with the minimum of fuss. We primarily have properties to rent in the Newington Green, Islington, Highbury, Stoke Newington, Holloway and Hackney areas.

A tenants guide to renting property

Register your property requirements

Register your requirements with us using this form or telephone our office. Allow as much lead – time as possible, especially during busy seasons, like September when the educational year begins. Registration is free and we will keep you informed of all relevant new properties, which become available in your price range.

Arrange a viewing?

We will accompany you to see the property of your choice. Properties can go under offer within hours of coming on to the market, so it’s important to bring with you any joint tenants or decision-makers that may need to see the property with you.

What happens when your tenant sublets

The holding Fee

Once you‘ve found the property of your choice, you’ll need to pay a holding fee to secure the property until you‘re ready to move in. The deposit can be paid by debit card, bank transfer or bankers draft payable to M & M Property. This deposit is usually equivalent to a weeks rent and is refundable only if on our part or the Landlord’s part, a tenancy can not be provided.

Referencing criteria

The Landlord will want to be sure that you are able to afford your rental payments and that you have a good credit history (and/or an acceptable guarantor where necessary). We require proof of employment, a previous Landlord reference, proof of income, proof of your present address and proof of identity.


The tenant is normally responsible for all utility costs for the property. These include, gas, electricity, water rates, council tax and phone. It is necessary to have these transferred into your name(s) as soon as your tenancy is agreed.

Signing the Tenancy Contract

Signing the Contract

Before you are able to move in, a contract must be signed by all the applicants (and guarantors where necessary).


To provide evidence of the condition of the property, an inventory is normally carried out by an independent inventory company. They will draw up an inventory detailing the content and condition of the property at the beginning of the tenancy and again at the end of the tenancy. The tenant will be responsible for any discrepancies in the inventory, beyond fair wear and tear.


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