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Tenant's Guide

D&S is a family-run, independent property letting and management agent who aim to offer a good standard of accommodation for tenants, ensuring their comfort and safety is catered for. Our experienced and friendly team are here to assist you find your ideal home to rent, and are on hand should any problems arise, to solve them in a professional and timely manner.

As full members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) we follow a strict code of practice and ensure staff are kept fully up-to-date with current legislation, trends and procedures.

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By web, phone or in person, our experienced lettings staff will help match your requirements to the appropriate property for you. Click here to register   

Information and Fees

When you find a home you want, discuss your application with our lettings team so the tenancy can be agreed with the Landlord. Please click here to find out more information about the fees you will need to pay. Click here to read more...

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If you are employed, you will need to show a total annual income of at least 30 times the monthly rent. For example if the monthly rent is £900 you need to earn £27,000, to pass referencing. You will need to provide contact details at your place of work to allow your company to confirm your salary.

Self Employed Income: If you are self-employed for less than 1 year, you will need a Guarantor who will be required to pay for the tenancy in advance. If self-employed for more than 2 years you will need either an accountant to confirm your income (accountants reference) or complete an SA302 (Self Assessment) form.

Property Maintenance

Maintenance issues are often simple to fix if you have the right advice. 

If you a tenant in a property that we manage and are experiencing a maintenance issue,  please review the attached informative guides, which may enable you to resolve the issue quickly and simply.

If you are unable to resolve the problem and need further assistance, please register the details of the issue within the attached portal and we will come back to you promptly.  Click here….



Company Lets

We specialise in helping companies, relocation agents and corporate tenants find the best homes in the market with minimal stress.

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We often get asked questions about the process of renting a property from potential tenants. It is a complicated legal process as well as a big decision for many people. You need to be able to put your trust in the property you rent, the Landlord you rent from and the agent you rent through. We provide clear advice to enable you to have that confidence. If there is anything you wish to know that is not covered on this page please get in touch.

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"Throughout the whole time since I first approached Douglas and Simmons I have been quite amazed at the support, commitment, trust and quiet professional encouragement shown in this whole exercise. I have had no such experience with any of our previous estate agents over the last 40 years"
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