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Finding A Suitable Property

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You can register your interest in any of our properties or arrange to view a property here.

Applying For A Property

Once you have viewed a property and have decided you would like to make it your home, then you will need to complete an application form. You can download our application form here.

This form provides us with all the relevant information we need to be able to draw up your tenancy agreement.

Fees Payable

At the point of referencing you will be required to pay an administration fee of £200 to cover the cost of referencing and our time spent in processing your forms, negotiating your offer and drawing up the legal paperwork.

The first months rent in advance and a deposit (usually the equivalent to two months rent) will need to be paid prior to receiving the keys to your new home.

Your deposit will be protected by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (unless your landlord is a member of a different scheme) and further information regarding deposit protection regulations can be found at their website.

For full details of our fees for Tenants, please refer to our Tenants fees information sheet.

Tenant's Obligations

As a tenant you are responsible for keeping the interior of the property clean and are expected to change light bulbs and replace batteries as well as pay for any material repair of any item which you have damaged.

Rent

  • You are responsible for ensuring your rent is paid on time and in full. It should preferably be paid by standing order.
  • You will be required to pay a deposit for your tenancy that will be protected by the TDS, unless your landlord is a member of a different scheme. This is only refundable after your tenancy has ended and you have vacated the property, provided that:
  • The landlord must be satisfied with the property before the deposit is refunded.

Deposit

  • Your rent has been paid up to date
  • All utility bills relating to the tenancy have been paid
  • The property has been well maintained and is returned to the same condition and cleanliness as it was at the start of the tenancy (allowing for fair wear and tear).
  • All items listed on the inventory are present, in the correct places and in good condition.

Faults & Repairs

If a fault becomes apparent at the property you must inform us immediately. Failure to do so may mean that you are held responsible for any further deterioration as a result of the delay. Once we have been informed of a fault we will contact the landlord and act upon their instructions. You should not instruct any contractors yourself as you will be liable for the cost.

Smoke/Fire & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Where detectors are fitted in a property you are obliged to ensure they are checked regularly and kept in good working order, this is for the safety of you and your family. We recommend a daily check, however they must be checked at least once a week. If you become aware of a fault you must notify us immediately.

Mould/Condensation

It is important to ensure the property is adequately heated and ventilated throughout the duration of a tenancy to prevent the build up of mould and condensation.

Legionella

Legionnaire’s disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, which can affect anybody. It is caused by inhaling small droplets of water from contaminated sources containing Legionella bacteria. Taking the following simple precautions will help you stay safe:

  • Flush through showers and taps for 10 minutes following a period of non-use (i.e. after you have been on holiday or when you first move into your new home)
  • Keep all shower heads and taps clean and free from build up of limescale, mould or algae growth (regular bleaching and descaling a least every 3 months will help sterilise and kill any bacteria)
  • Keep the hot water on your boiler system at a temperature of 60 degrees centigrade or greater – BEWARE OF SCALDING
  • Report any deposits such as rust or any unusual matter flowing from your water outlets

Leaving the Property for Long Periods of Time

If you are planning to be away from the property for more than two weeks at any one time you must inform us in writing as this may be in breach of the house insurance and we may need to take steps to protect the property.

During periods of severe weather we recommend you have the heating/water system drained down in order to avoid frozen/burst pipes as the damage this can cause is extreme and you could become liable for the cost if you haven’t taken preventative action.

Alternatively, if you choose to leave the heating on to help prevent this, we recommend a minimum of 15 degrees for 24 hours a day.

Further Information & Useful Links

We appreciate that moving home can be stressful time for all involved and we aim to ensure this process runs as smoothly as possible. If you do require any further information regarding this process please do not hesitate to contact us on 01743 277069.

Alternatively you can contact the Citizens Advice Bureau or your solicitor for further information regarding renting a property.

The Government have put together a useful guide to renting which can be downloaded here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/358454/How_to_Rent-_The_Checklist_for_Renting_in_England_FINAL_V5_Links_update_Sept_2014.pdf

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