- The first month’s rent
- Deposit (five weeks rent)
Please note that before moving-out of the property you will have to pay for the check-out report (Landlords pay the check-in and tenants pay the check-out) + a professional cleaning session.
- If you are full-time working professional and earning 2.5 times the amount of the rent it should be fine. To check if your earnings pass the credit check threshold of 2.5 x the annual rent, please see below:
Weekly rent x 52 (weeks) x 2.5 = £XXXX
- If you are full-time student, or if your earnings are not enough to cover the credit referencing threshold of 2.5 times the annual rent, you may need one of the following:
- A Guarantor who earns more than the threshold of 2.5 x annual rent
- Payment of 6 months’ rent upfront (6 whole months, not apportioned rent between tenants)
Since April 2007, all assured shorthold tenancy deposits received by landlords and letting agents must be protected by a Government-authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme.
This means that your deposit is registered with the TDS – www.tenancydepositscheme.com – for the duration of the tenancy.
Your deposit will be returned at the end of the tenancy, once you, the Landlord and Findlay Property have agreed how it should be repaid.
You are moving into a rented property you will be responsible to managing and paying your bills such as gas, electricity and water, as well as Council Tax and the TV licence yourself.
You’ve got two basic options for setting up utilities:
- transfer your existing utilities to your new home,
- or contact your suppliers to establish fresh accounts.
If you have a 6 month break clause in your contract, you can give notice after 6 months and one day in the flat.
You can send notice by email, please note that you have to give at least one month’s notice.
Please note that an estate agent will start to marketing the flat the same day we will receive your notice, and will give you 24h notice before holding any viewings. Most of the time we have a set of keys at the agency, so no need to be present.
It is important to know that after 12 months your contract does not automatically renew, a day after your contract ends; it becomes a periodic tenancy, which rolls on a month by month basis.
It’s best to contact the property manager, 2/3 months before the end of your contract to renew it.
In addition to the landlord having responsibilities throughout the course of the tenancy, there are also responsibilities on you, the tenant(s). As a tenant in a rented property, you are expected to act in a “tenant-like manner” and in doing so carry out duties in and around the property that are reasonably expected of you.
In addition to providing all white goods the landlords normally provide basic furniture.
- When a property is ‘furnished’ this usually includes a bed(s), wardrobe(s), sofa and dining table and chairs.
- When a property is ‘unfurnished‘ only white goods are provided. Please note we never provide microwaves, TVs, cutlery, crockery, etc.
Please check with the Negotiator if you are unsure about furnishings.
Yes, we are members of Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme. The Client Money Protection Certificate can be found here.
The redress scheme we are members of is the Property Ombudsman, our membership number is D03559: https://www.tpos.co.uk/