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Find a Property to Rent
Once you have decide on the size of the property, whether House or a Flat, suitable area, bearing in mind the facilities that are most important to you, you can enquire the properties available in the area, if nothing suitable then register with us. If shall contact you upon receipt of the property that matches your requirement.
Viewing a Property
Once you have seen a property that matches your requirements, ensuring that the property is licensed to accommodate the occupants that intend to rent. Check out what is included in the property and the terms of the tenancy. Upon your satisfaction we shall agree the terms in principal with the Landlord and request you to place a holding Deposit, which ensures that we would no longer offer this property to the other prospective tenants and agree a moving in date.
Information we would require from you.
The above is a guide what we are likely to require this may be varied on the instructions of the landlord.
Ready to Move
Once we are in receipt of all the references and the move in date has been agreed, we would require:-
On completion of the above, we shall arrange access to the property meeting you with the Landlord to go through the appliances and showing how the other things work. Agree and sign the Inventory.
What are the Landlord and Tenant Responsible For?
Although it may vary but generally speaking:
The Landlord is responsible for:
The Tenant is responsible for:
All deposit whether held by the agent or the landlord must be protected by one of the Tenancy deposit Schemes licensed by the government, which
At the start of the tenancy both the landlord and the tenants are provided with the details of the organisation holding the deposit.
More Helpfull Information:
Make a good impression: (copy from NLA)
Knowing the right questions to ask of your potential landlord can avoid a lot of confusion in the long-run.
Key questions any landlord should be able to answer:
What is the rent, what is included and when is it due?
This is very basic information, but it is essential that there is no misunderstanding. Many landlords will expect you to set up a standing order to pay the rent on a certain day every month. This is easy to do and can save time and effort.
How long is the tenancy and what happens afterwards?
Most tenancies will be for six or twelve months, but may be allowed to continue indefinitely if there have been no problems during the fixed term.
What about repairs and maintenance?
Landlords have a responsibility to maintain the fabric of their property and certain facilities. But it is worth asking how:
If there is outside space, such a garden, it is a good idea to check who will be responsible for this – as it may vary from property to property,
Is there a deposit and if so where will it be protected?
Most landlords will require a deposit against possible damage to the property. It is usually approximately equivalent to one month’s rent and is returnable at the end of the tenancy if no issues arise.
Since April 2007 any deposit taken against an Assured Short hold Tenancy (the default tenancy in England and Wales) must be registered with one of three government recognised schemes. Any reputable landlord should be able to tell you which scheme they plan to use.
Will you make an inventory?
While not a legal requirement a thorough inventory of the condition and contents of the property agree by landlord and tenants is very useful for the avoidance of doubt and potential disputes in the future.
Can I see the gas safety certificate?
If the property has gas appliances or heating the landlord must have an annual gas safety check, conducted by an engineer registered with ‘Gas Safe Register’. A copy of the certificate must be made available to tenants by law.
Can I see the Energy Performance Certificate?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document outlining the energy efficiency rating of a property – according to an . These certificates are valid for ten years and are legally required for property marketed ‘to let’.