Guide for Tenants
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Please be aware that both the rent and bond must be paid in full before any keys will be released to the tenant. The tenant will also receive a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate(where applicable), Energy Performance Certificate and “How to Rent” booklet.
● Assured Shorthold Tenancies are for a minimum period of 6 months
● Pets only allowed subject to the landlords discretion
● Unfurnished properties usually contain carpets, curtains and cooker
|● Take good care of the property, eg turn off the water at the mains if you’re away in cold weather.
● Pay the agreed rent, even if repairs are needed or you’re in dispute with your landlord.
● Pay other charges as agreed with the landlord, eg Council Tax or utility bills. Repair or pay for any damage caused by you, your family or friends.
GUIDE FOR TENANTS
We require a deposit for every tenancy. This deposit is refundable only after you have vacated the property and provided that: ● Your rent is paid up to date
● The property has been well maintained
● All utility bills relating to the tenancy have been paid
● All items listed on the inventory are all present and in good condition
|The landlord must be satisfied with the property before the deposit is refunded.
As long as the points above are satisfied, the deposit will normally be refunded within ten days by company cheque and sent to your forwarding address.
Tenants are responsible for ensuring the rent is paid in full and on time. Paid by standing order, rent is deducted from your Bank and should reach our account by the rent due day. This saves you the worry of taking the trouble of bringing the rent to our office and protects you from the potential of a bad payment history should the rent be brought in late. If you are in receipt of Housing Benefits you have an obligation to ensure that payments are made as quickly as possible. Please note, we will liaise with the Housing Benefits Office prior to issuing you the tenancy to ensure your application has been confirmed. Please Note: Should we incur any costs as a result of a late payment in rent, this cost may be passed on to yourself.
The landlord is responsible for insuring the property and any items owned by them and left in the property. You are responsible for arranging your own insurance for your possessions. Neither the landlord nor ourselves will accept any responsibility for loss or damage to your possessions whilst at the property. We can provide you with a competitive quotation for contents with Legal & General through our association with Mortgage Advice Bureau.
If you are going to be away from the property for more than two weeks at any one time you must inform us in writing. Being unoccupied for a period may affect the house insurance and we may have to take steps to protect the property.
You must contact all utility suppliers, gas, electric, Council Tax and have a final bill sent to yourselves showing these accounts are up to date or that arrears have been transferred to your new address. A copy of this must be given to Boultons Harrisons Ltd so we are able to release your deposit as quickly as possible.
You must gain written permission from the landlord before introducing pets into the property. You must consult us prior to introducing a pet and submit a written request, which must include the age, type and breed. Permission will not normally be withheld unreasonably. However please be aware that the introduction of some animals may cause an increase in the amount of deposit we hold. Some landlords may not approve the introduction of pets in any circumstances.
We do hope you will be happy in the property. If we can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact us.
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