HOW TO RENT
A guide and checklist providing information on renting in the UK can be found using the following link, this guide is for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. It provides a checklist and more detailed information on each stage of the process, including:
- What to look out for before renting
- Living in a rented home
- What happens at the end of a tenancy
- What to do if things go wrong
We will apply for references in respect of each tenant using a company called Keysafe. The references will comprise of a right to rent check, a credit search, employment details reference and present landlord/agent reference.
From 1st February 2016, all agents and private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out a property to them, please see the below www.gov.uk webpage for more information:
(In the case of a company reference, the charge will be £180.00 inclusive of VAT).
PLEASE NOTE: IF A TENANT HAS A COUNTY COURT JUDGEMENT (CCJ) THEY WILL
AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE CREDIT CHECK AND WILL BE UNABLE TO PROCEED.
Before a Tenancy Agreement can commence it is our legal duty to ascertain the identity of all prospective Tenants, we therefore ask you to supply two forms of photographic ID (signed Passport, UK Driving Licence or Credit Card with Photo) and one proof of Address (Bank Statement, Credit Card Statement, Council Tax Bill, Utility Bill, Mortgage Statement).
INVENTORY & CHECK OUT:
A professional Independent Inventory of the contents and schedule of condition will be prepared and checked at the commencement of the Tenancy. The cost of checking the Inventory on both occasions will be covered by the Landlord.
All Tenancy Agreements are Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements unless otherwise agreed by all parties.
Rents are due per calendar month in advance in accordance with the terms of the Tenancy Agreement.
The deposit will be a Maximum of five weeks rent. This is placed in a ‘Client Account’ with Fieldhouse Residential Ltd. No interest is Payable to Tenants. The deposit is held at the following address:-
Fieldhouse Residential Ltd Client Bank Account
NatWest Bank, Fareham, Hants
Your deposit will be registered with Tenancy Deposit Scheme and more information on the scheme and the way it operates can be found on the Tenancy Deposit Scheme website using the below link:
It is important that you contact the utility companies yourself to sign their contracts otherwise they could disconnect the supply. If you have not held an account with these companies during the last six months, you will probably be asked to provide a deposit. This figure is subject to change and the company concerned will inform you of the amount required.
How much is the Council Tax?
Check the Council Tax Band of any property in the UK at:
It is the Tenants responsibility to insure their own possessions.