We let properties on behalf of many different landlords and companies and some require their own set of procedures rather than our own - Touchstone is one such managing agent. They require us to market properties, carry out viewings and collect application documents where from that point on they will create the tenancy (subject to contract).
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.
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
A viewing is essential not only because you need to see for yourself that everything checks out, but also for the agent or landlords liability should something not quite pan out.
Most landlords would prefer no pets in properties because they carry an increased risk of damage to a property, however, some landlords are different, and we'll list this in the property description.
The rent pays for your accommodation of the property and landlord would make their own arrangements for buildings insurance, ground rent and services charges. However, unless otherwise stated, would not include:
- Utilities such as electric, water, gas
- Council Tax
- TV license, Broadband, Telephone
A tenancy deposit is the equivalent of months rent + £100. So for example, if the rent is £650, the deposit would be £750. Sometimes a landlord may request a larger deposit if they accept a pet as part of the tenancy. The deposit will be confirmed on application.
Under a property's description, we list the contents of the room which will include any appliances, furniture or fittings.