A tenancy agreement will be available for you to read before you move in and the agreement must be signed before the actual commencement date. The main terms and conditions of the agreement will be:
The rent: This is payable monthly, preferably by direct debit. Prior to the commencement date, you will be required to pay the first month’s rent the deposit.
Deposit: We are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, a regulatory body which safeguards landlords and tenants. Further details are shown on the attached information sheet.
Inventory: This will be taken prior to the tenancy commencing and any discrepancies should be notified to us within 14 days of receipt. The document will be referred to at the end of the Tenancy.
Insurance of the Property: The Landlord is responsible for the insurance of the building. You are responsible for the insurance of your contents and personal items and for arranging additional cover for accidental damage.
The Repairs: The Landlord is responsible for:
the structure of the property
the supply of water, gas, electricity and sanitation
hot water and central heating systems, including boilers and Rayburns
basins, baths, sinks, and toilets (but not fittings such as washers and ballcocks – the Estate can attend to these but the tenant will be recharged).
annual servicing of central heating boiler
The Tenant is responsible for:
internal maintenance unless covered by the above
fixtures and fittings eg. tap washers and ballcocks
emptying septic tanks/cesspit’s and unblocking drains (although the landlord is responsible for repairs to drains)
repairing broken windows
cleaning gutters and downpipes
protecting water pipes and similar from frost damage
maintaining the garden together with garden sheds, fences and similar
any damage caused by the tenant or their visitors
Please note:You will be asked to provide detail of the last 5 years of addresses, including landlord’s details (if applicable), and the last 2 years of employment. if you become a tenant, we will ask to see and retain copies of proof of identification (driver’s licence/passport), and proof of residency (utility bill/bank statements).