If you are a student or unemployed you will need a guarantor. You may also require a guarantor should your income fall short of the required figure. To determine this, check that your annual salary is at least 30 times the monthly rent. For example a rent of £500pcm would require a minimum of £15,000 annual salary. Each guarantor will need to complete an application form and be referenced before a tenancy can be considered. The guarantor will also have to sign the deed of guarantee before the tenancy can proceed.
Please be aware that some Landlords impose certain restrictions in respect of the following:
- Housing Benefit
Can I decorate the property?
You must consult us prior to carrying out any changes to the property. We will contact the landlord and await his permission.
Do I have to pay for Council Tax and Utility Bills?
As a tenant you will be responsible for any utility bills like water, gas, electric as well as council tax, unless there is a special arrangement with the landlord of the property. You will also be responsible for a TV license at the property, if you watch TV without a license you risk being fined. Please check the tenancy agreement details.
It usually takes a minimum of 7 working days before you will be able to move into your property. Although every effort will be made by all parties to accommodate your moving in date, unfortunately, no guarantees can be made. Once your application has been approved, a mutually convenient time and date will be agreed for the tenancy to commence. At this point it will be necessary for all prospective tenants and guarantor/s (where required) to attend the office to sign the tenancy agreements and other relevant documentation. Once the Tenancy Agreement has been signed you will receive a counterpart copy for your retention.
Please note that an advanced payment of 6 weeks rent and the security deposit must be paid before the keys can be released. Your initial payment can only be made by banker’s draft or building society cheque.
Your deposit will be treated under the tenancy deposit protection scheme (DPS), which is a scheme accredited by the Government.
You will also be asked to complete a direct debit / standing order mandate for the monthly rental payments. This will be payable each month in advance and will be collected on a set date as stated in the tenancy agreement. For joint or multiple tenancies, only one mandate can be accepted.
Tenants Content Insurance
The Landlord is not responsible for insuring any of your personal belongings. Therefore we strongly recommend that you obtain adequate contents insurance.
Avani will not write to the gas, electricity and water suppliers notifying them of meter readings at the commencement of the tenancy. We will write to the local authority for council tax purposes on managed properties. Please note that we strongly recommend that you also inform the suppliers to ensure that your details have been received and processed.
Can I run a business from the property I rent?
No. You must use the property solely for residential purposes unless specifically agreed in advance, in writing.
As a tenant, what am I responsible for?
- Prompt payment of the rent
- Prompt payment of gas, telephone, electricity, council tax
- Reporting any damages to the property or furnishings within the property as soon as possible
- Taking general good care of the property
- Respect the needs of your neighbours.
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