Houses For Rent Chelmsford

McCartney Sales & Lettings

If you are a tenant looking for the perfect property in Chelmsford and have been searching for the perfect property to move into, you have come to just the right place. Here at McCartney Sales & Lettings, we have years of experience when it comes to matching tenants with the best properties for rent Chelmsford has to offer. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a home with enough space for your growing family or you are looking for a property that’s perfectly sized for one – we’ll be sure to find the perfect home for you in this popular Essex city!

Our help and advice for tenants have proven invaluable for many people, and our large portfolio of properties offers those searching for a home more choice than ever before.

As an independent local company with 30 years in the industry as of 2022, we’re a friendly firm that you can trust in, and here’s why:

  • We are members of The Property Ombudsman which is a redress scheme. We have Client Money Protection (CMP) insurance so you know that if anything were to happen to the company, your money is safe. 
  • We use Tenancy Deposit Solutions Ltd (My Deposits) and Deposit Protection Service (DPS) to safeguard your deposit. These are independent Government-backed deposit protection schemes.


Why Choose To Rent in Chelmsford?

Chelmsford has always been popular with renters, thanks to the wealth of local amenities and its close proximity and great transport links to London. If you are one of the many people looking to snap up a rental property in the area, then we would love to hear from you. We’re the experts in properties for rent Chelmsford tenants recommend, and we will be able to help you find a new home in no time at all. By registering your interest with our agency as soon as possible, you’ll get to take your pick from the hottest properties in the area – and find a home that’s perfect for you.

Letting and Property Management-Tenants

Please feel free to browse all of our properties. You’ll find a range of properties in and around Chelmsford, suited to a wide selection of Chelmsford tenants. Whether you are looking for an apartment or a family home, you will find something that’s just right for you here. When it comes to meeting the needs of tenants Chelmsford clients really do trust us the most.

Registering with Us

Register for property to rent if you cannot find exactly what you are looking for click here or call us on 01245 266980.

Once registered we will keep you fully informed of all new instructions via phone, text, email, and post. So there is no need to worry about missing out on your perfect property, as we will always be searching for and carefully selecting the right homes for you.


If you see a property which you wish to view please contact one of our team who will be happy to arrange a viewing at a time convenient to you. We always provide ample tenant information and will be able to provide you with all the details that you need before, during, and after your property viewing in Chelmsford.

Securing your home

Once you have seen a property you wish to secure, contact a member of our friendly team and we will ask you to complete an application form and provide us with supporting documents. A holding deposit will be required.  The holding deposit is required for letting through our company and is calculated at 1 week's rent of the overall monthly rental figure. The holding deposit is then put towards your full deposit of 5 weeks.  On receipt of this, we will undertake the following

Obtaining references and credit checks on each applicant and process a Right To Rent check. All persons aged 18 or over who will be residing at the property must be named on the Tenancy Agreement and will be subject to referencing and must therefore complete an application form. 

Once we have received confirmation of your reference report from our referencing agency, the Landlord will be contacted for their approval.  Once confirmed that the Landlord has accepted your application; we will contact you to arrange a tenancy commencement date.

Prior to the day of tenancy commencement, the Tenant will be required to pay the following monies:

  • One calendar month’s rent in advance.
  • Four weeks deposit which the holding deposit will be added, making a total of 5 weeks deposit. This will be held either by the Landlord or the Landlord’s Agent throughout the duration of your tenancy. 

Prior to the commencement of the tenancy, all monies must be cleared through our bank; payment should be via Bank Transfer/Online Payment.

On the day of tenancy commencement, you will be required to attend at our office to sign the tenancy agreement (AST) and other documentation in relation to the tenancy.

Congratulations - You have a new home!

Relevant letting fees and tenant protection information

As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments.

Permitted payments

Before the tenancy starts payable to McCartney Property Services Ltd ‘the Agent’)

Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent

Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent in total including the holding deposit

Rent: 1 months rent

During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)

For English properties:

Payment of £50.00 if you want to change the tenancy agreement(adding/removing tenants)

Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3.75%

Payment of £25.00 or the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices.

Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy.

During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable

Utilities – gas, electricity, water

Communications – Telephone and broadband

Installation of cable/satellite

Subscription to cable/satellite supplier

Television Licence

Council Tax

Other permitted payments

Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.

Tenant protection

McCartney Property Services Ltd is a member of Client Money Protect – CMP which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme - TPOS, which is a redress scheme. McCartney Property Services Ltd are members of MyDeposits and Deposit Protection Service, both deposit protection schemes.

Get in Touch Today

If you wish to register your interest in properties in the area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. In no time at all, you’ll be able to take your pick from the best rental properties in Chelmsford, all while being able to rely on our care and attention to detail. So why not give us a call today?

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