What is a tenancy agreement?
It is a legally binding document that details the agreed terms and conditions of letting of the property between the Landlord and the Tenant.
The tenancy agreement is a comprehensive document that lists the Landlords and the Tenants details, the rent, when the rent is due, the start and end dates, the deposit amount and the Landlords and Tenants obligations, responsibilities and rights. If your circumstances change for any reason during your tenancy it is a good idea to inform your landlord or managing agent as soon as possible.
How do I apply for a tenancy for one of the available Properties?
The first stage is to complete the pre tenancy application form which we will hand over to you at viewing of the property.
You can find out more on our standard procedure to help you move into your new home.
When will I receive a Tenancy Agreement to sign?
The acceptance of your Tenancy Agreement by us on behalf of the landlord is subject to satisfactory references and the payment of the deposit and 1st month’s rent if applicable.
After you pass our pre tenancy checks you will be invited to visit our offices to sign the tenancy agreement.
We will then either sign on behalf of the landlord or obtain the landlord’s signature as soon as possible and a copy is then handed over to you. Read more
How long is my tenancy?
Most landlords require that the initial period be for a minimum of six months and rarely write a tenancy agreement for longer than a year.
After the initial period, the tenancy can be extended on a rolling month on month basis usually referred to as ‘Periodic’ until either you or the landlord give notice to end the tenancy.
Or it can be extended for a further fixed period subject to the tenancy terms being adhered to.
Our landlords have many tenants who have stayed in the same property for more than 5 years. In addition our landlords can offer alternative accommodation if you require for example larger premises or in other boroughs.
What do I do and what happens if I want to stay longer or leave early?
Tenancies are frequently renewed and our landlords often agree the terms for renewal at the beginning and include them in the tenancy agreement.
If you’re likely to leave before the end of the original term agreed, you must negotiate break clauses to be written into the agreement.
If not, you will remain responsible for the rent until the end of the term agreed.