Guide for student tenants
Finding a property
For the most up-to-date property listings, take a look at our property search page. However, as our stock is constantly changing on a daily basis it is always worth contacting us so we know specificaly what you are looking for. Most student properties are granted for a minimum term of 12 months.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have. Viewings can also be arranged to include parents if required.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by filling out the relevant forms and making payment of £150.00 as a 'holding deposit'. When you come to move in, the holding deposit will be deducted from the monies due before you move in.
The forms will include:-
- Student terms of business.
- Tenant details form which should include details of a UK guarantor if required.
- Holding deposit receipt form.
Students will also be required to show their University ID cards to verify their student status.
Where a student requires a UK guarantor forms will be sent out to parents and/or guardians and these will need to be returned in a timely manner before a tenancy agreement can be prepared.
When all the necessary guarantor forms have been returned a tenancy agreement will be prepared and all students will be expected to attend our office to sign. A draft copy can be made available to all prospective tenants and/or parents prior to signature.
A Tenant invoice will be prepared to include the initial rent, security deposit, the agreement and administration fee and will also include a share of any check in and check out fees if applicable. Settlement of this invoice will need to be in place by all tenants at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
A security deposit of 1.5 month's rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, we are members of The Tenancy Deposit Scheme further details can be obtained at www.tds.gb.com
The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
We make a small agency charge of £180.00 inc vat per applicant to cover the agreement and administration costs.
Start of the Tenancy
If we are the managing agents of the property we will arrange a check in time with an independent inventory company. All tenants will be notified of the date and time of their check in and it is important that someone attends this appointment to go through the condition of the property with the inventory clerk.
Where we are not the managing agent i.e. the Landlord makes his own arrangements, tenants will be given the Landlord contact details to liaise and make arrangements directly with the Landlord.
For any further information please contact:-
Jessica Elliot - Lettings Administrator
Tel: 01784 438990
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