The following are the payments which a Landlord or a Letting Agent may require a Tenant to make (Further details will be provided to applicants for a tenancy):
- The Rent due under the tenancy
- A Refundable Tenancy Deposit – Capped at 5 Weeks’ rent
- A Refundable Holding Deposit (if required) – Capped at 1 Week’s Rent.
- Payments in the event of a default relating to timely payment of rent of loss of keys:
- Payment where a tenant requests variation, assignment or replacement of a tenancy – payment not to exceed £50 (inclg VAT) or reasonable costs incurred
- Payment where a Tenant requests early termination of the tenancy agreement – payment cannot exceed the loss suffered by the landlord or reasonable costs incurred and a landlord may not be obliged to accept an early termination.
- Payment In respect of Council Tax where the Tenant has failed to pay it
- Any payment in connection with the provision of a utility to the property (meaning electricity; gas or other fuel; water or sewage)
- Payment for a television license
- Payment for communication services (telephone other than a mobile telephone; internet; cable television or satellite television)
- We (or the Landlord) will undertake Right to Rent checks under the Immigration Act 2014 as appropriate
- Once you have completed this Application and the Individual Application Form(s), we will process the application and send the Forms to Homelet. Please note that Homelet require all sections of the Form to be fully and accurately completed.
- Please take care when completing the Form(s) and note especially the Declaration in Section 10 of the Form(s). This section refers not only to the referencing and vetting process but also to the possible consequences of failing to pay rental as referred to in the Tenancy Agreement you will be asked to sign if your application is successful.
- We will require to see original photographic evidence of identity for all Applicants (i.e. driving licence or passport) as well as proof of address (i.e. a utility bill – but not a mobile phone bill) for each Applicant.
- If the referencing process is satisfactory then we will report to the Landlord and, if agreed, we would hope to offer you a Tenancy of the Property. If we are instructed by the Landlord to offer you the Tenancy we will tell you at that time whether the Landlord has instructed us to continue to market the property until the Tenancy Agreement is signed.
- If the referencing process is satisfactory you may request that we should stop marketing the Property. If the Landlord agrees to this (the Landlord is under no obligation to do so) then you may be asked to pay a Holding Deposit of not more than one week’s rent. This deposit is explained at point 3 under Tenants Payments above.
- We will send you a copy of the Tenancy Agreement to read before arranging to sign it. We will require payment of:
- a. the first months rental and
- b. the amount of the Tenants Deposit (see Main Points below)
- If we are managing the Property on behalf of the Landlord as well as letting it we will also explain the procedures concerning the drawing up and completion of an Inventory relating to the condition of the Property and of items in the Property which should be done before a Tenant takes up occupation of the Property.
Tenants Contents Insurance
When will I get my deposit back?
This will be returned after the final check out has been completed and the landlord and Agent are satisfied that the property has been left in accordance with the Inventory on commencement of Tenancy.
What happens at the end of the Tenancy?
You will be required to hand all keys in, together with a completed end of tenancy check out form. The final check out will then be carried out at the earliest opportunity.
Is my deposit protected?
The tenants deposit will be held under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme operated by The Dispute Service Ltd if we are managing the property. If the Landlord is proposing to manage the property then the Landlord must place the deposit in an approved Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme. The landlord must tell you which scheme is being used.
Who is responsible for utility bills?
The tenant will be responsible for the gas, electricity, water and Council tax on commencement of tenancy.
How much will I have to pay to commence the tenancy?
One month’s rent, the bond/deposit and the Tenant’s Start Of Tenancy Charge will be payable on commencement of tenancy in cleared funds.
Are pets allowed?
This is at the discretion of the individual landlord.
What is an Inventory?
This is a comprehensive record of the condition of all items and materials at the property both externally and internally and all goods included in the tenancy.
What is furnished/unfurnished?
Every property obviously varies, but generally unfurnished would include floorcoverings, curtains or blinds, and some white goods. Furnished would include most larger items of furniture, but please contact us for further information as full inventories are provided on all properties.
What happens after I have submitted my application form?
There will be an Tenant’s Start Of Tenancy Charge to pay with the application form covering the charges for the credit and reference search. We provide all the information to the landlord and subject to successful credit checks and referencing, a decision is made as to the suitability of the applying tenant for the property.