Before bailiffs arrive, you should have received a letter called a ‘Notice of Enforcement’ explaining they would be visiting - this is the first step you’ll need to take before anyone actually arrives at the door.
There are regular jobs and issues that normally arise during an occupation of a property that would not be reasonable for a landlord to regularly carry out. The term 'tenant-like manner' relates to the court case of Warren v Keen in 1953 and is still applicable to this day.
When the tenancy agreement is ready to be signed, you'll be asked to make a payment for the rent and deposit and you can do so either by making a card payment or making a bank transfer. If your tenancy doesn't start for a while and you'd be more comfortable making a payment closer to the time, you can select 'pay by bank transfer', make a note of the bank details, and then sign the tenancy agreement so the landlord gets the chance to sign their copy. You'll just need to make sure you've made a payment for whats due at least a few days before the start of the tenancy to ensure the funds have cleared.
Our role is to document the condition of everything we see which would include any issues found at the start of the tenancy that wasn't resolved or rectified (such as marks on the carpet or walls)
Unfortunately no. Once the keys are handed back, the landlord has 'possession' of the property. They are under no obligation to allow you access once more. Any issues must be rectified before the tenancy end date as ample time is given.
The check out inventory is very detailed and will take some time to complete. As such, it's best to leave us to it but you're welcome to visit at the end, once the report has been completed to go through any issues together.
You will. It's a condition of your tenancy agreement to provide a forwarding address at the end of your tenancy. We won't be able to return the deposit without it.
If we have arrived at the property for the check out to find you're not yet ready to hand over the keys, we may have to reschedule and you'll incur a £60 inc VAT fee. You may also have to pay additional rent calculated on a daily basis.
If your property is suffering from mould, you should clean it away, regardless of responsibility as it could be a detriment to your health otherwise. If the cause of mould has been found to be through condensation, then this would be your responsibility and you'll need to ensure that this is not only cleaned away but any other damage which may have been caused to the property as result, such as painting if rectified as well.
As part of the process, we'll compare the original check-in inventory, with the check out inventory and look for differences. We are looking to make sure they are the same, but it's those differences that are crucial.
Unfortunately no. We need to carry out a check out inventory and then spend some time comparing the two to make an assessment.
We aim to return your deposit as soon as possible (within 10 days is the working time frame). This can sometimes be longer if we need to arrange works with contractors such as cleaning or rectifying any damages. To ensure your deposit is returned quickly, please ensure the property is returned in a suitable condition as explained in the check out instructions document.
We have a duty of care to our landlords and this includes ensuring prospective tenants can adequately cover the cost of the rent. To see how we work this out and how much rent you can afford based on your income, we use a simple calculation.
We have found, over the years, that many renters can have expectations that can be off the mark when moving into a property, thinking that every place is going to shine like new. It is fair to want to be able to think of your place as home. So, before all the stress begins to set in, here's a few realities to keep in mind.
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For the first month, you can pay either by card or bank transfer through the Goodlord system. For payments after then, you'll need to set up a Standing Order with your bank to make sure the rent is paid regularly on time.
Fees paid will not be refunded in the event you decided to withdraw your application or fail the referencing. However, should the Landlord decide at anytime after the application fee has been paid that they do not wish to rent the property the fees will be reimbursed.
You'll be required to pay a fee of £65.00 inc VAT person + £100.00 to cover the cost of referencing. If a guarantor is required, an additional fee of £35 will be required.
The government hasn't given a date as yet, but there's reason to believe the tenant fee ban may coming into effect sometime in 2019
We'll need to know a bit about you first before we schedule an appointment so it's best to give us a call, or find the property on our website and click the 'book a viewing' link