Longer Term Lets (Flexilets)
If you require somewhere to rent in Norfolk between November and March for a bit longer than a week or two, then a variety of our holiday cottages are available for rent (or what we term 'Flexilets').
Flexilets allow you to book a property for between two to five months on a fixed term lease during our quieter winter months - ideal if you are between homes or need somewhere to rent for that little bit longer than just a holiday...
How to rent a Norfolk cottage
We have tried to make it as simple and flexible as possible to book a Flexilet with Norfolk Country Cottages - below is a quick outline of the steps that we need to take to get you into your property as quickly as possible. If you need to move immediately, then please give us a call, as we can always accommodate you on a holiday basis while we sort the paperwork out for a longer let.
1: You can view all of our cottages available for longer term rents by visiting the following page www.norfolkcottages.co.uk/flexilets/ or by calling one of our reservations team who will be able to advise and confirm your booking if you wish.
2: All the Flexilet prices are shown in blocks of four weeks (28 days) - this makes it easy for you to book an exact number of weeks, rather than months, for maximum flexibility.
3: Once you have chosen a property that is available and suitable for you, we will ask you to fill in a simple application form and return this to us as soon as possible to get the ball rolling. For a download of the form please CLICK HERE or see below.
4: Once we receive your application form, we will check the references (one previous landlord and one other reference) that you have supplied.
5: As soon as we have collected references that we are happy with, we will draw up an agreement between you and the holiday homeowner. This agreement will be a fixed term lease for the entire term of your stay. At this stage we will charge you £50 + VAT for drawing up the agreement. To see an example agreement CLICK HERE.
6: At the beginning of your tenancy, you will be required to pay 4 weeks rent in advance, as well as a sum equal to the 4 weekly rent to be held by the landlord in case of any damage caused to the property during your stay.
7: We require that you setup a standing order for every 4 week period to pay your rent. It is very important that you complete the standing order form and send to your bank as well as sending us a copy, so in the event of a problem we have the details to contact the bank. PLEASE NOTE we will not be able to process with your rental without a standing order being setup. To download a standing order form please CLICK HERE.
8: Thats it! All we ask is that you then pay your rental promptly every four weeks by standing order as agreed - and, of course, look after the property as if it were your own! If you still have questions please read our FAQ's here or alternatively call us on 01263 715779 to discuss your flexilet.
Documents required for booking a rental property
Please fill in this application form and return it to us as soon as possible to secure your chosen rental property. CLICK HERE to download an application form.
Please complete the standing order form twice; sending one to your bank and one to us as a copy. CLICK HERE to download the standing order form.
To see an example agreement please CLICK HERE. Please note we will send you a specifically written agreement after we have received your application form.
To see a checklist for your flexilet CLICK HERE.
Having trouble accessing these files? try an alternative file type: (PDF versions of the documents above)
Application Form: CLICK HERE.
Standing Order: CLICK HERE.
Example Agreement: CLICK HERE.
Please Note: These document types are not editable and will need to be posted back to Norfolk Country Cottages.