Tenants

A brief guide for tenants

We seek to provide for our applicant tenants with accommodation that is suited to individual needs and pockets! Once a suitable property has been chosen, we require a holding deposit to secure the property. This holding deposit is non -refundable should you then not proceed with the tenancy. A relatively painless reference check is carried then out and subject to satisfactory references we will then prepare the tenancy agreement for your signature prior to the commencement of the tenancy.

We are responsible for advising the gas, electric, water and council tax authorities of the change of occupant and appropriate meter readings and we also provide an accurate inventory of the property.

Our terms are very straightforward. Rent is payable monthly in advance. A dilapidations deposit is taken at the beginning of each tenancy. The deposit is held by this company throughout the tenancy and can be returned with interest after the end of the tenancy (less any charges for dilapidations or rent arrears). The initial payment of rent, deposit and charges to be paid in cash, building society cheque or banker’s draft. We also make a one off administration charge at the commencement of the tenancy towards the cost of taking references, preparing the tenancy agreement, preparing the inventory etc.

Your deposit will be held in accordance with the tenancy deposit scheme. This firm is a member of the scheme which is run by The Dispute Service which allows us to continue to hole the deposit but is insurance backed should any dispute arise at the end of your tenancy.

Each month thereafter, the rent is payable monthly in advance by standing order to either L.A. Property Management or the landlord depending on the contract we have with the landlord.

When we have been instructed by the landlord to let and manage the property we are responsible for organising any repairs required at the property. We have our own supply of tried and trusted operators in all fields of maintenance and organise these to attend to any faults with the minimum of delay.

The above is only a brief guide to the letting process, full details are provided should you decide to take a property through this agency

We would always recommend that tenants have their own possessions insured and also some accidental damage cover for the landlords property.

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