Renting from Private Landlords

How to rent from private landlords

The Process

Call up or send a message to the landlord using your Portico log in. Our team will check your enquiry and tell you which times work best to arrange a viewing

Check out the property on your viewing, and if you like it make the landlord an offer via your Portico dashboard

Once you’ve agreed the offer with the landlord, pay the holding deposit of 1 week’s rent. This is refundable if the landlord pulls out. The next step is to provide some information so the landlord can check you can afford the property

Once the referencing and credit check are done, we’ll prepare a tenancy agreement for you to sign digitally. If you have a guarantor, they need to sign it too

The next step is to transfer the property deposit and first month’s rent. We’ll refund your holding deposit at this point too. We recommend this is done via our online dashboard

The landlord will meet you on move-in day and give you the keys. It is also a good idea to get a check in report done to record the state of the property on the day you arrived