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Preparing the Property
It is important that a property must be well presented and maintained in order to attract prospective tenants and to achieve a higher rentail figure.
To achieve this:
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Finding a Property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view.
If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly.
Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.
- To view our selection of available properties please contact us using one of the methods here: Contact Us.
- All of our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety.
- All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with the Deposit Protection Regulations.
For your safety and peace of mind, please note that:-
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a 'holding deposit' (aka 'reservation deposit'), usually equivalent to two weeks' rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded less our admin fee. However the deposit will be forfeit if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rent and Deposits
Rents are quoted calender monthly unless other circumstances apply, they are payable monthly in advance. The tenant is also responsible for: Council Tax; Water Rates; Gas; Electricity and Telephone Costs.
A deposit of one month's rent is also required. This will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. Our Client Money is also protected with UKALA's Client Money Protection Scheme. This is held to cover damages, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. It can in no circumstances be used to cover rent.
We charge a modest fee per applicant to cover administration and referencing costs.