7 Easy Steps to renting with Rainbow

Finding and moving home can be stressful our aim is to make the process as hassle free as possible.

Step 1

The first thing to do is to register  with us the type of property you are looking for. You can do this now via this link or by simply calling us and talking through your needs.

Step 2

When you have found something you like – book an appointment to view the property. We should be able to do this on the same day or within 24 hours.

Step 3

If you like the property, you simply make an offer.

Step 4

We put your offer to the landlord. Assuming the landlord says ‘yes’ it will be subject to successful referencing and payment of deposit and application fees.

Step 5

You complete an application, to formally apply for the tenancy. At this point you pay an application fee (£120 inc vat per adult) and also a deposit (usually the equivalent of 6 weeks rental). We confirm the detail of your offer, tenancy start date and Landlords provisional acceptance in writing.

Step 6

The referencing is ‘on-line’ and usually completed within a week. After this we register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and prepare the draft Tenancy Agreement.

Step 7

We meet in our offices to complete the formalities of signing the Tenancy Agreement, paying the initial rental and handing over the keys to enable you to move in.


The whole process usually takes about a month from viewing to moving in. It can take much less time if the property is available and you can move quicker. Speak to us if you need to move fast – we are here to help!