Apply for your next home

There are no charges for you to pay when you want to apply to rent a property through Chamberlains.

You’ll just need to pay a holding deposit equivalent to one weeks rent to reserve a property you want to apply for. Once your application has been accepted your holding deposit will go towards your first months rent. A deposit, the equivalent of 5 weeks rent will be payable too, and this deposit will be held in the Deposit Protection Scheme for as long as you have a tenancy for the property.

If you’ve found your next home with us, you can pop in to any branch and pick up an application form or you can download the PDF here. We’ll need the document completed, signed and returned to us. You can scan and email to or drop in to any Chamberlains branch.

Can I rent this property?

In a year, you’ll need to be earning 30 times the monthly rent (before deductions). To calculate this, simply take the monthly rent figure and times it by 30. If that equals less than your gross annual income, you should be good to go.

If you’re not quite there financially, don’t worry, we could still help. If you have someone who is prepared to act as a guarantor for your rent, for the lifetime of your tenancy (ie for as long as you live at the property). If you are unable to pay rent, they will be liable to pay. Should you wish to apply with a guarantor, they will need to earn 36 times the monthly rent.

If you have concerns or queries, please email or call the team on 01626 365055. 

Full Information for Tenants

Holding Deposit:
A holding deposit, equal to 1 weeks rent is payable at the start of the application.
Successful Applications – any holding deposit will be offset against the Initial Rent, with the agreement of the payee.

Fees, payable in accordance with the Tenant Fees Act 2019:
– Default Fee for Late Payment of Rent Interest will be charged in line with the Bank of England’s rate if a rent payment is more than 14 days overdue for each day the payment is outstanding.
– Replacement of Lost Keys/Security Device. The Tenant is liable for the cost of the replacement item.
– Change to the Tenancy Agreement A fee of £50 will be charged where the Tenant(s) requests a change to the Tenancy Agreement. For example, but not limited to a change of sharer or permission to keep a pet in the Property or permission to add a Permitted Occupier.
– End a Tenancy Within the Initial Fixed Term The Tenant is liable to pay for any reasonable costs incurred by the Landlord should the Tenant(s) wish to end the Tenancy within the initial fixed term.
– Breach of Tenancy Agreement The Tenant is liable for any reasonable costs or damage suffered by the Landlord or Agent as a consequence of any breach of the Tenancy Agreement.

A deposit equal to 5 weeks rent. The deposit and first months rent is payable once the references have been passed and before the tenancy begins.