Tenant Information Guide

Choose the area you'd like to live in

Do your research and figure out the specific areas you'd like to rent in. Make a list of the things that are really important to you, like transport links, schools, access to shops and use these to focus your search. Be sure to share your list of 'must-haves' and 'nice-to-haves' with the local agent so they can start working for you.

Deposit

A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental will normally be required. This deposit will be registered with an accredited Government Schem in accordance with the deposit regulations. The tenant will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

 Your monthly budget 

Calculate how much rent you can afford each month along with your other expenses, including gas, water, electric, contents insurance, council tax and TV license, these will be the tenant responsibility.

Insurance for Tenants

We are able to offer a variety of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including the following.  

Contents Insurance

Any sum you are happy with to insure for damage to your household furniture, equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst in your home remember the landlord is not responsible for insuring these items.

Landlord's Contents

Up to £3000 for accidental damage to your landlord's contents, such as fixtures & fittings for which you are responsible. All tenants are required to take have landlord contents cover.

Once you’ve moved in

Find out who is managing your property and make sure you have been given all their contact details. That way, if something goes wrong in the property, you'll know who to get in touch with. Always inform the Gas, electricity and water boards, British Telecom and Local Council Tax Department must be informed of your intended move, as these are payable by the Tenant. Arrangements to take over these services should be made at least ONE WEEK after your occupation. Look after the property as if it were your own. This reduces the likelihood of disputes over damage when the tenancy comes to an end.

Staying Moving out

We will contact you close to the time to discuss whether you intend to remain in the property or to vacate. Once you have informed us of your intention we will make contact with the landlord to ensure they will accept any further term. If both parties agreed you will be required to arrange for a meeting to sign another tenancy agreement, the renewal cost is £80.00.
If you wish to move out, you must give one month’s notice in writing some landlord may ask for two depending on your terms stated in your contract. Always ensure that the notice is server correctly. To serve notice to vacate you must serve it on the date in which the tenancy begin, please see your tenancy for further detail.
If the property was professionally cleaned when you moved in, then the chances are you will
need to arrange for the same to be done when you move out. Whoever is managing the property - be it the agent or the landlord - they will want to see a receipt for the cleaning.
It goes without saying that you should leave the property in tip top condition and remove all your belongings, otherwise you risk losing part, or all of your deposit.Find out who is managing your property and make sure you have been given all their contact details. That way, if something goes wrong in the property, you'll know who to get in touch with.