As Tenant you will be responsible for insuring your own possessions.
You will also be responsible in taking over all utilities such as Gas, Electricity, Water/Sewage charges, Council Tax & Telephone upon moving into the property and will be responsible for contacting the relevant suppliers accordingly prior to commencement of the tenancy.
The Landlord is responsible for any repair/maintenance problems to appliances etc. but the Tenant is responsible for any breakages which should be reported immediately.
Decoration of the property must only be carried out with your Landlord’s permission.
No pets are allowed unless the Landlord has given consent
Reasonable notice should be given in the event that the Letting Agent or Landlord wishes to inspect the property outside pre-agreed times. It is usual for the Agent to inspect the property at least twice during the term of your Tenancy and the Tenancy Agreement should cover this eventuality.
Most contracts are for 12 months, although some Landlords may consider shorter terms of say 6 months, unless specified.
Should you wish to quit your Tenancy earlier than the agreed term, you will be liable for all rent until the end of the agreed Tenancy. However, it may be worth considering negotiating a break clause with the Landlord which, for example, could entitle you to give one months notice after 8 months giving you a minimum stay of 9 months.
The most common type of Tenancy Agreement is the assured shorthold used for 12 month lets and usually takes the form of a standard contract between both parties.
It should be noted that the landlord is not obliged to carry out promises so it is important that your requests are documented.
Prospect Residential will deal with the property viewings, references, agreements and getting you moved in.
If we have been instructed to manage the property then you will normally report any repairs or queries to us. If not, then you will deal directly with the Landlord.
Prospect Residential, whilst acting for the Landlord, operates within accepted guidelines in the industry to ensure that you are able to rely on a professional letting agent taking your concerns seriously and advising the Landlord if they are being unreasonable. In this regard, you should be assured that the property conforms to all safety regulations.
You require a professional service and, as such, Prospect Residential staff are individually members of ARLA. This ensures that professional standards are met, for example the correct Tenancy Agreement is used, procedures are in place for reporting and dealing with repairs, safety checks are conducted and a bonding scheme is provided to protect your deposit.