Just a few things to consider before you move into your new home:-
Prior to taking up a tenancy at your preferred property, all tenants are required to undergo reference checks. The referencing charge is £48 per tenant and our administration fee is £144 per tenancy - all inclusive of VAT. The referencing and administration fee is none refundable.
Following satisfactory receipt of the credit checks, we will undertake to prepare the relevant paperwork, including the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.
We will require a deposit from you which is £200 plus the equivalent of a months rent, together with 1 calendar months rent in advance. (If you have pets an increased deposit is required). All monies should be in cleared funds prior to the commencement of the tenancy. Payment can be by personal cheque but at least 7 working days clearance will be required. Bankers Drafts, Building Society Cheques and cash are allowable on the commencement day of the tenancy.
Your deposit will be held by the Deposit Protection Service. Once the deposit is logged with them, you will receive a deposit ID and repayment ID, please keep these in a safe place as they will be required to get your deposit back at the end of the tenancy. At the end of the tenancy, we will undertake a check out inspection, you deposit will be returned to you within 14 days; however this may be subject to deduction for any damage or dilapidation found at the checkout inspection
Applicants over 18 will be named on the tenancy agreement (up to a maximum of 4 adults). If one tenant wishes to give notice, this should be for all tenants. Any adult not named on the agreement is not permitted to reside at the property.
Any applicant under the age of 21 will require a Guarantor. A Guarantor will also be required for any applicant on housing benefit. The Guarantor will have to undertake reference checks. The Guarantor will require to earn 3 times the monthly rent applicable. Two Guarantors would be acceptable subject to them both being reference checked.
Tenants will be responsible for Council Tax, Water and Sewage Services, Gas, Electric, Telephone, Satellite television providers as well as a TV Licence, unless otherwise stated. It is the responsibility of the tenant to ensure that all possessions within the property belonging to the tenant are insured.
Note: Please note, we will not be responsible for the non supply of utilities at the commencement of the tenancy.
If claiming Housing Benefit, please be aware that you are responsible for meeting the full rent and this should be paid directly by the tenant per calendar month. It is also your responsibility to inform us if you do not declare a change in your circumstances which could affect your entitlement.
Your rent should be paid per calendar month and by standing order. Tenants are responsible for ensuring the rent is paid in full and on time.
All tenants should ensure that household contents insurance is undertaken for the period of the tenancy.