At this stage, a date for you to move in has been agreed and we will have arranged for the property to be cleaned. Prior to handing over the keys we must be in receipt of the Damage Deposit and 1st months rent – this money must be cleared funds and can be in the form of a Bankers Draft, or paid by BACS to our Account. The Damage Deposit is protected using a government-approved tenancy deposit protection scheme and held until you vacate the property, it will then be used against cleaning, damage costs or against any shortfall in rent if necessary.
Damage Deposit = Six weeks rent
First months rent = This is to be paid upfront before moving in.
Moving In Day – our agent will arrange to meet you at the property. Once inside, they will explain how to use the heating system and various appliances. Each of our properties also has a Tenants User Manual, which contains printed/online User Instructions and guidelines relevant to the property. Please feel free to ask any questions at this stage. The agent will also advise you on how to maintain the property and thus protecting your Damage Deposit.
Inventory – This Inventory forms part of the Tenancy Agreement and lists any damage/dilapidation’s, which have occurred prior to you moving in. Also listed are the items within the property including the condition of the decoration etc. Meter readings will also be taken and listed on the Inventory for your information. Once the Inventory has been checked and any amendments have been made, you will then be required to sign it.
Rental Agreements – These must be signed by all parties before commencement of any Tenancy can take place – they are basically a set of rules stipulating what you are allowed and not allowed to do within the property. Please note it is the Tenants responsibility to make sure that they have their own contents insurance to protect their belongings within a rental property.
Standing Order Mandate – You will be required to set up a standing order as per the rental agreement.
It is the Tenants responsibility to ensure that ALL rental payments are made by the Due Date – Failure to pay rent on time is a breach of the Tenancy Agreement and may result in legal action.
Finally, once all the paperwork has been signed and you have no further questions, it is time for you to enjoy your property!