Lettings - for Tenants
The tenancy will be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. The initial period shall be a minimum of 6 months.
Rent is payable monthly in advance. The first month's rent, together with the deposit, which is equal to one month's rent plus £100, is payable on signing the agreement. Payment can be arranged via debit card, banker's draft, building society cheque or cash. Personal cheques are not acceptable.
Housing Benefit recipients will be considered if they can provide the deposit and the first months rent in advance, together with a guarantor.
References will be taken up through a referencing agency and all adult occupiers will be named as joint tenants on the agreement. A fee is payable to partly cover these costs. (This sum is not refundable)
The rent can be paid by Standing Order, debit card or cash at the agent's office. If the rent is paid by cheque, this needs to be paid 5 working days in advance to allow time for bank clearance. Interest will be charged on all rent outstanding at 14 days from the due date at the rate of 3% per month or part thereof.
The tenant is responsible for:
- Charges in respect of electricity, gas, water, telephone and council tax. He/she is responsible for arranging meter readings before commencement and on termination of the tenancy. NOTE: public utilities usually require 2/3 working days notice for reading meters.
- Keeping the property and the decoration clean and in a similar state to that shown on the schedule of condition when the property was first occupied and to report required repairs to the landlord.
- Any redecoration to be agreed in writing, with the landlord or the agent before commencement of works.
- Maintaining the garden in a fit state of cultivation, weeding flower beds and cutting grass and the disposal of garden waste.
- Ensuring that items on the inventory are in a satisfactory condition on termination of the tenancy.
The insurance of the property and items on inventory are the responsibility of landlords. All tenants furniture and personal goods are his/her responsibility for insurance purposes. We can assist you to insure your own personal effects and furniture for your protection
At the start of the tenancy a Schedule of Condition and Inventory will be provided. Any queries on these must be raised in writing within seven days from the start of the tenancy. On termination of the tenancy, the Schedule of Condition and/or the Inventory are checked and the value of missing or damaged items, cleaning and remedial works are deducted from the deposit and the balance returned on completion.
The agent will carry out regular quarterly inspections, by arrangement, with the tenant.
Martin Pendered & Company Limited are members of ARLA and abide by their Code of Practice