Whether you are experienced in renting property or a first timer we will work with you to understand what type of property you are looking to rent in order to match your requirements to the right property.
Once you have viewed and decided on the property for you there are four steps to becoming a Parsons Choice Tenant.
You will be given Property Reservation Form, one for each tenant, which needs to be completed in full and returned to our office together with identification and proof of current address. A one-off application fee will be payable at the same time in order to progress to step 2.
An application fee is required.
We will process your application, taking up your references and performing a credit check, and inform you if it has been successful.
Your moving date will now be agreed and tenancy agreement prepared ready for you to sign. We will advise you of the amount of money (usually one month’s rent in advance and deposit) that will be required in cleared funds before you can move in.
You are now ready to check-in to your new home and the keys will be yours. We will leave the inventory with you to note any comments, as your explore your new home, before returning to us. No need to worry about contacting the utility companies, as we will take care of it.
Your ongoing monthly rent is then paid by standing order leaving you free to enjoy your new home.
Our Tenancy Agreements have been carefully drafted using simple language. They will clearly tell you what type of tenancy you have and who is responsible for what. It is important that you ensure that you understand your responsibilities before signing the agreement.
A deposit is required prior to occupation; this is usually equivalent to one month’s rent but may be greater in certain circumstances. Please ask before applying. The deposit is held to cover any breakages, damage or other tenant liabilities. Under no circumstance can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
Your deposit will be protected in accordance with Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation and as such your deposit will be registered with the Deposit Protection Service.
Looking after the property
When you move in to your new house you are likely to want to stamp your own mark on it to make it feel more homely. It is important that you discuss this with us first, and we will seek the Landlord’s permission where necessary. Any decorating you do yourself must be of a high standard.
As a general rule the property must be returned in the same condition as at the beginning of the tenancy. Part of your legal obligation as a tenant in looking after the property is to act in a ‘tenant like manner’, which means to look after it by keeping it clean and tidy, making sure it is well ventilated, and reporting any maintenance issues to your landlord or agent as soon as possible. Make sure you read your tenancy agreement so that you know exactly what your obligations are.
Normally the landlord will pay for the cost of any maintenance, but you should be aware that you will be responsible for the cost if the work is necessary because of something you have done or failed to do.
To report any damages or maintenance issues please contact us
The Deposit Protection Service
Link direct to : http://www.depositprotection.com/
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