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Student Terms & Conditions

All tenancies agreed are subject to Vacant Possession, Satisfactory Referencing and subject to Contract
 

Tenant Requirements

All applicants must be:

  1. • over 18 years of age

 

Before Reserving a Property

  1. • All negotiations must be completed and agreed prior to starting the referencing process
  2. • Otherwise the property will be let “as seen”
  3. • You must inform us if you smoke or have any pets
  4. • A proposed moving date must be supplied at this time
  5. • All Applicants must complete an application form each

 

Reserving a Property & Referencing

  1. • The Referencing Fee(s) must be paid
  2. • The property will be removed from all marketing as being “Available”
  3. • All Applicants over the age of 18 will be referenced
  4. • Referencing will be obtained through an independent company
  5. • If you require a Guarantor they will need to be one person (per applicant), resident in the UK, in fulltime/permanent employment and prepared to sign a Deed of Guarantee. Your guarantor will need to be receiving an income of 3 times the monthly rent to pass the credit check.
  6. • All applicants and guarantor must supply photo ID and proof of residency in the form of a utility bill or bank statement with their current address on and no older than 3 months.
  7. • We reserve the right to refuse any application without giving a reason

 

Tenancy Agreement and Legal Documents

  1. • Only after satisfactory referencing is complete for all Tenants and Guarantors, and all parties have agreed, will the Tenancy Agreement be produced
  2. • Our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements are normally for a fixed term and the clauses are non-negotiable.
  3. • You will be given the opportunity to read the documents prior to signing them
  4. • Should you have any queries regarding the Agreement you should seek legal advice prior to signing
  5. • Changing the date of tenancy after the Agreements have been produced will incur an additional charge.

 

At the Start of the Tenancy

  1. • The first month’s rent and security deposit must be paid by all named tenants, in cleared funds. before we will release the keys
  2. • Acceptable forms of payment will be Cash, Bankers Draft or Debit Card payment
  3. • Credit Card payments are subject to an additional fee
  4. • An inventory & Schedule of Condition will be made available at the beginning of the Tenancy

 

Tenancy Deposit

  1. • The Deposit will be registered with The Deposit Protection Service if you are taking a  property managed through Wrights, if your landlord manages it themselves they will use an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme, which you will be advised of on moving in.
  2. • You will be asked to confirm the information contained in the Prescribed Information.
  3. • You will be given information regarding the Scheme and proof that the Deposit has been registered
  4. • You must keep the Landlord/Agent informed of any changes to your contact details
  5. • For HMO Tenancies one tenant is nominated to be the Lead Tenant on the Tenancy Agreement and the Deposit will be returned to this person, less any agreed deductions, to distribute amongst the other parties

 

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. • The referencing fee is only refundable if the Landlord withdraws from the tenancy
  2. • The referencing fee will not be refunded if your references, or your Guarantor’s, come back unsatisfactory
  3. • The referencing fee is not refundable if you pull out of the tenancy.

 

During the Tenancy

  1. • Rent is to be paid monthly by Standing Order. Other forms of payment may be acceptable by prior arrangement.
  2. • Rents are due per calendar month to be paid on or before a rent due date, exclusive of Council Tax, Services & Utilities unless otherwise stated
  3. • Tenants must ensure that all personal belongings are insured under their own contents policy
  4. • Should you have reason to leave before the period is up you will be liable for any outstanding rents and bills up to the end of the Tenancy.  If a replacement tenant is found this will only be acceptable if all remaining Tenants agree, your landlord agrees and the new tenant passes all referencing to our satisfaction. You will be charged the Landlord’s out of pocket expenses associated with re-letting the property which will be deducted from your deposit.
  5. • As tenants you are responsible for the TV license fee and any satellite or cable facilities for the duration of the tenancy. Please make sure you get permission to install any dishes, cables etc. If you are looking at installing satellite or cable we can pass your details to Virgin Media who can advise you on a service they can offer.

 

Schedule of Fees

Pre-tenancy

Administration Fee (Per Applicant)

£35.00

Tenant Referencing Fee (Per Applicant)

£45.00

DEPOSIT PER STUDENT

£300.00

Failed Guarantor Referencing

£20.00

Change of Date fee

£25.00

Credit Card Payment Fee

2%

Of the transaction amount

 

Tenancy

Over Due Rent

Calculated from the date the payment was due

6%

per annum

Breach of Tenancy

£25.00

Per letter

Bank refused, returned or represented payments

£20.00

Per each presentation which fails

Credit Card Payment Fee

2%

Of the transaction amount

Confirmation of Tenancy Letter

£25.00

Per letter

Locked out of room within office hours

* higher charges apply for out of office hours

£20.00

Per Visit

Check Out Fee

Prices vary depending on size of the property

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