Letting Procedures & Advice for Tenants
To view any of the advertised properties you MUST register with us.
There is no cost or obligation involved, but we do require a signature.
Registration can therefore be done in person in the office, or by fax.
Should you wish to take a property, we require employer and bank references from each prospective tenant.
Students must also provide proof of their student status and a guarantor – this is a UK-based property owner – who will guarantee the rent.
If you are self-employed, you must provide an additional accountant or solicitor's reference.
Application and Referencing
In order for you to be referenced it will be necessary for you to complete an application form. If we are not able to proceed with the Tenancy due to inadequate references the Admin Fee is NOT refundable.
At the commencement of the Tenancy you will be required to sign a Tenancy Agreement outlining Tenant and Landlord obligations. An administration charge is made for this and subsequent extensions to the agreement.
Deposits are payable on all tenancies and unless otherwise stated are held by ourselves in the capacity of “Landlord's Agent” against any costs arising as a result of the tenancy.
On the day that you are due to move in it will be necessary to visit our office in order to sign the Tenancy Agreement and pay your initial monies, which are detailed as follows: one month's rent in advance/security deposit, Administration Fee (already paid)/referencing & Tenancy Agreement charge/inventory fee (contents insurance, if not already held).
Details of the property contents and a schedule of condition will be prepared. This document will form the basis for any deductions from your security deposit and should be checked with care. Any points about the inventory with which you disagree must be brought to our attention within seven days of the commencement of the let.
Minor maintenance such as replacing light bulbs, fuses, tap washers, cleaning gutters and drain blockage etc., are the responsibility of the tenant. It is particularly important that the property is secured and that reasonable steps are taken to avoid the freezing of pipes when absent. It is important to note that the tenant will be bound by the terms and conditions of any head lease covering flats in managed blocks.
Rentaflat will notify the utility companies and local authority of your details, unless otherwise stated.
Letting Agent's Obligations
This is dependent upon the service that we provide the Landlord (ie Full Management, Tenant Introduction or Rent Collection). You will be notified of this at the commencement of your let.
If the property is managed by ourselves, we are obliged to conduct periodic inspections. The purpose of these visits is to check the condition of the property, to examine any repairs which have been completed and report to the landlord. A mutually convenient appointment will be arranged in advance.
It is the responsibility of the Tenant to maintain a valid television licence for the property.
Tenant's Contents Insurance
It is advisable to take out contents insurance to cover tenant's personal possessions.