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Do I have to pay any up front fees/deposits?

If you decide to take up a tenancy with us then we charge a month's rent in advance, a £65.00 administration fee (non refundable) and a deposit of a month's rent (refundable).

Do I have to supply references?

We ask for a reference from your employer, a previous landlord and a friend or family member. In some instances we ask for a guarantor as well.

What is a tenancy agreement?

It is a legally binding document between you and the landlord, applicable only to you and the property you are renting, that states the amount of rent, the length of tenancy, your rights and responsibilities.

What are my responsibilities?

These should be clearly set out in the tenancy agreement, which you should read carefully before you sign. If in doubt ask one of the agents.

How long does it take before I can move in?

In most cases as soon as we have all your documentation, such as your tenancy agreement and your references, along with your fees/ deposits (as outlined above) you can move in.

How long is a typical let?

A typical let is usually 12 months but we do sometimes offer 6 month tenancies.

What happens if I want to stay on or leave early?

There should be no problem in you extending your contract if you decide to stay on. However, we will need you to tell us a month in advance. This is so that we don't re-let the property. However, if you want to leave early, you will still be liable for the rent unless you find a replacement tenant.

What else do I have to pay for?

Generally all the utilities and any other bills. However, there are occasions when the utility bills are included in the rent.

What must I do at the end of a tenancy?

Ensure that you fulfil your obligations stated in the tenancy and leave the property in the state that it was given to you. You will need to either drop your keys into the office or post them to us taped to a piece of card. After we have recieved these we can return your deposit, providing there is no damage to the property.


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