Having found a property you would like to let, an application form must be completed by all adults over the age of 18, to be named on the tenancy agreement. The Holding Deposit which is the first weeks rent along with proof of identity and address and other relevant documentation must also be provided We always take up references on applications, these can be any combination taken from information provided in the application form.
A tenancy cannot be granted until satisfactory references have been received and we have the landlord’s final consent. Once all legal documentation has been signed, all monies due in respect of the deposit and first months rent have been paid and cleared, the tenancy can commence and the keys are given to the tenant.
Each tenant will be fully and jointly responsible for the property and payment of rent, which is paid per calendar month by standing order.
The type of tenancy will normally be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy with a minimum term of six calendar months.
All deposits will be placed in an insurance-backed tenancy deposit scheme, authorised by the government. Fraser Wood are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
Unless agreed in writing, the tenants are responsible for the payment of rent plus all utility bills and services at the property ie. Gas, electric, water, telephone and council tax.
The tenant is also responsible for keeping the property and Landlord’s contents in a clean and tidy condition, including the regular upkeep of the garden. As a tenant, you are responsible for replacing every day consumables, such as light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, vacuum bags, batteries for doorbells, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors or remote handsets. The property and contents must be thoroughly cleaned at the end of the tenancy.
IMPORTANT if you leave the property before the end of the Tenancy, you may still be legally liable and responsible for all your obligations and costs under the tenant agreement including burst pipes. Please contact us if you are unsure of what the required legal procedures are for you to give the correct notice to end your tenancy or for further advice.