So, you have found the property you want to let. What’s next?
Firstly, you will have to fill in our tenancy application form. This is crucial for us to provide our client with all the information they require in order to make an informed decision on your tenancy application. Once the references have been obtained and satisfied, we will move on to signing our tenancy agreement. It is important to note that you should not sign anything that you are unsure of and our negotiators, or a representative of your choice, can explain anything that you do not understand.
Tenancy Agreements and Deposits
The tenancy agreement must be signed prior to the tenancy commencing. All applicants must be present at the signing of the tenancy and keys will not be released unless the tenancy has been signed by all named applicants. In terms of fees, the deposit and first months rent must be paid in advance of the signing of the tenancy. If you are paying by cheque, we will require the cheque a week before the tenancy commences. A deposit is held in the LPS (Letting Protection Service) account. If the landlord is managing the property, then they may occasionally use a different Protection Service or insure it themselves. All subsequent rent payments will then be paid by standing order and we will provide you with the paperwork on commencement of the tenancy.
If we are managing the property on a day to day basis, we will liaise with you with regards to repairs and maintenance. You should call the office if there are any serious maintenance issues . We carry out regular inspections on all of our managed properties and you will be given the appropriate notice for our visit.
Handing in Your Notice
If you wish to terminate the tenancy, we require one month’s written notice before the rent due date. Our minimum tenancy term is for 12 months. We would always advocate setting up a mail redirection upon your departure and we will not be responsible for forwarding on any mail to your new address.
The Property Spot Estate Agents have been managing properties for over 15 years and we have contractors in place to give us, you and the landlord peace of mind. Any problems relating to your tenancy should be reported to the office by phone on 02838 339700 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the application form here: Application Form