Hassle-free Renting with Beresford Ward

At Beresford Ward we understand how important it is for you to find the right place to make into your perfect home. With a wealth of knowledge of rental property in and around Plymouth, you will find that our staff are experts at matching your requirements to our property database and will be pleased to arrange a viewing that is convenient for you. We make renting hassle and trouble free, taking care of all the legalities, details and paperwork. You just move in.

Our tenant guide overview



Viewings can be arranged at times to suit you. You will be accompanied by an
experienced advisor who will answer any questions you may have.


Applying for a property

Once you have decided on a property you will need to complete a Tenant Application Form (PDF) and return to us with your referencing fees. On receipt we will profile your application with the landlord. If the landlord declines to grant you a tenancy for any reason the referencing fees will be refunded. However if you decide not to proceed, or you fail to provide complete and accurate information on your application form which results in your application being declined the fees will be forfeited and used to cover the cost of referencing.



We will require satisfactory references from your employer, previous or current landlord and may require sight of bank statements and payslips.  In accordance with current legislation we will also require identification and proof of current address.


Tenancy Set Up Fees

A Tenancy Set Up Fee is payable on the day you move into your new home to cover the costs of creating the tenancy agreement and inventory, collecting and lodging your deposit and completing the necessary administration associated with a new tenancy.



Rents are normally quoted per calendar month, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order and there may be a charge for late payment.


Security Deposit / Bond

A security deposit of a minimum of one month’s rental plus £100 will be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations and lodged with our scheme provider, The Dispute Service. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.



Pets are accepted in some properties at the discretion of the owner. If pets are permitted an increased security deposit may be required.



All of our properties are non-smoking.

Kind words

Highly recommended!! Rented with these guys for 2 1/2 years, never had a problem. If any issues arose in the flat it was dealt with quickly and professionally. Thanks
Really happy with how quickly everything got sorted. Really friendly & helpful.