Letting Guide

Helping You Every Step Of The Way

Helping You Every Step Of The Way

Here at Aston and Co, our letting agents in Wigston and Syston offer a range of services from the basic “Tenant find only” to “Fully managed’ with optional Rent Guarantee & Legal Protection.

Landlords: Helping you let your property

We will advise on the rental income you can achieve. We will ensure that you fulfil your legal & safety obligations & offer advice on how to present the property to secure a tenant. Aston and Co are here to help you every step of the way.

Tenants: Helping you find a property to rent.

Finding a property to rent can be stressful. At Aston and Co, we are here to help you find a property that meets your individual requirements & make the process as straightforward as possible. 

Looking for a property to rent in Leicestershire? Check out our available properties.

Frequently Asked Questions

When I have viewed a property, how do I apply?

When you have viewed a property, if you would like us to put forward an application to the landlord we require all adult occupants (Whether working or not) to complete an application form & return it along with the following:-

  1. A copy of your Passport.
  2. A recent utility bill (Or similar) to confirm your current address
  3. Last 3 months bank Statements
  4. Last 3 months salary slips or Accountants details/2 years accounts if self-employed.

If you have any special requirements, please add them to the appropriate section on the application form header or email separately

Does the property accept Housing Benefits?

It all depends on the landlord of the property, but if you give us a call regarding the property that you are interested in and we’ll help to advise you if it does or not. The landlord may have restrictions imposed on the type of tenant he/she may be allowed to accept. EG By their Mortgage Company, insurer or head lessor.

What Checks (References) will Astons carry out?

We initially outline the application details to the landlord before taking formal references. We are required by law to ensure that every applicant has a ‘Right to Rent’. We will carry out credit checks via a Credit Reference Agency, Employment & Landlord references will be requested & for the self- employed, accounts will be verified. We may use a third party specialist company to undertake these checks.

How Much Do I Have To Pay Up Front?

Since the Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019 it is illegal for letting agents to charge fees to tenants apart from a small number of exemptions that are referred to as ‘permitted payments’. For full details, follow this link…Permitted Payments

You will be asked to pay a ‘Holding deposit’ when the application is submitted. The holding deposit is a sum equal to 1 weeks rent. For Example, On a monthy rental of £800 the Holding deposit would be £184.61 (£800 x 12 ÷ 52).

If your application is successful the Holding Deposit will be applied towards the ‘Security Deposit’ which will be an amount equal to 5 weeks rent. Continuing with the example of a monthly rent of £800….. The total security Deposit would be £923.07 (£800 x 12 ÷ 52 x 5). Less the Holding Deposit if already paid.

So, the balance of the Security Deposit plus the first months rent will be payable prior to key release.

Who Holds My Security Deposit?

It will be lodged with The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS). For more information go to the DPS Website https://www.depositprotection.com/

How Long Will it be before I can move in?

Credit checks are usually completed online & are therefore returned more or less immediately. The things that commonly delay matters are usually Employers, landlords, or accountants’ responses not being returned immediately. Please also bear in mind the fact we have to ensure that gas & electrical safety tests must be completed & a full inventory

Financial Services

Contact a specialist from Aston & Co Financial Services for help with finding the right mortgage.

Read What Our
Customers Say

Jodie Skinner

From the beginning, our experience with Michael and Rhys has been brilliant. Whenever we had a question to ask or needed some additional information, they were both just a phone call away and were always happy to provide us with an answer. As first time buyers, they made us feel ...

Sue Smith

We can’t fault Aston and co in Syston, for their handling of the sale of our property. We were kept up to date weekly and nothing was too much trouble. Both Micheal and Rhys were approachable and very professional. I would definitely recommend using them for an efficient and hassle ...


Having had issues with other agents, we came to Astons who gave us an honest appraisal of our house – not overpricing it like others to gain business. Michael and Rhys are a great partnership and Rhys being local was able to provide viewers with information that other agents hadn’t. ...

Andy Freer

Recently sold our house with Aston & Co. We honestly could not have asked for more. From the moment Michael came to value the house, to the day to day communication from Rhys we have not had to chase them once. Michael and Rhys are a great partnership and a ...

V Pears

We chose Aston & Co in Syston to handle the sale of our property. We were kept up to date regularly and Michael and Rhys dealt with all matters efficiently and quickly.We would definitely recommend using them for an efficient and hassle-free move.

Gareth Mueller

We bought a house from a vendor who used Astons & Co as their agent. Rhys was helpful and professional from start to finish and regularly kept us in the loop with how things were progressing. Communication was efficient and swift all the way through.

Julie Pearson

From the first visit to value our property to the final phone call informing us of completion Rhys and Michael at the Syston office have been brilliant, down to earth, realistic with valuation very easy to get in touch with.Making everything less stressful.Regular updates were very reassuring . I would ...

Charlotte Hings

The team at Astons are great. They’re really down to earth, take time to listen and help resolve anything they can for you.Their communication is excellent as they always keep you in the loop with what is happening with your sale. They keep both seller and purchaser happy.Fees are reasonable ...

Julie Perkins

We have recently used Aston & Co to sell our property. At all times we received regular reports from them on interest and following viewings . When our property sold Astons managed the chain keeping all parties fully informed and I believe that without their input our sale would have ...

Tina Poole

Michael and Rhys handled both our sale and purchases. They had good local knowledge, their valuation turned out to be on point. Our sale viewings were nearly all on the same day and we accepted an offer very quickly. We were kept up to date regularly with that and our ...

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