Before a tenancy commences we require a month’s rent in advance, also five week’s deposit. If a tenant wishes to change the tenancy such as adding names etc or an early surrender there will be a £50 charge.
Referencing Affordability: The rough yardstick is 32 times the rent. So if the rent is £1000pcm a tenant (or joint tenants between them) should earn (1000×32) £32,000 pa. If the tenant’s single or joint income is less than 32x the rent a guarantor will be needed and their income needs to be 32x the rent. The guarantor could be just for the lowest paid tenant.