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Tenants

Rounce & Evans Property Management would like to welcome all prospective tenants.

Viewing a property

Once you have found a property you are interested in, please contact our office on 01553 401580 and we will be happy to arrange a viewing for you.

Mailing list

We also have a mailing list you may wish to add you details to. If you would like to receive weekly mailings of the properties we currently have available to let please contact us on 01553 401580 or click here and complete the online form.

Application process

When you have found a property you would like to rent, you will need to complete an application form. Application forms can be obtained from one of our members of staff.

Every applicant over the age of 18 needs to complete an application form.

We will also need proof of identification and residence. Ideally, a copy of a photo driving license showing your current address would be available. Other acceptable forms of identification include Passports, Bank Statements, Utility Bills etc. Please ask a member of staff if your require any guidance.

Please allow a minimum of 5 working days for the references to be completed.

Fees

The application process also requires you to pay an administration/application fee. Please ask a member of staff who will be happy to advise you on the current charges. Should you withdraw from the application process once it has started or if your references are deemed by the Landlord to be unsatisfactory, no refund of the application fee will be made, however, if the Landlord withdraws from the transaction for any other reason, a full refund will be made to you.

What happens next?

If you successfully pass the referencing process, we will need to decide on a date to start the tenancy. Once this date is agreed by all parties, we will prepare an Assured Shorthold tenancy agreement. This will be for a minimum period of 6 months.

Initial rent & deposit

Before you move in, you will be asked to pay the initial first months rent in advance plus a deposit. The deposit is usually the equivalent of one month’s rent (this is greater where pets are involved) which will, in most cases, be held by ourselves in a bonded client account. The Company does not pay interest on monies held.

TDS

For your added protection, your deposit will be registered with the tenancy deposit scheme, The Dispute Service. More information can be found on the TDS website.

The initial rent and deposit can either be paid directly into our bank account by online transfer or paid at our office by Banker’s Draft or Building Society cheque. Alternatively, you can pay by cash at any Natwest Branch. We will be happy to provide the correct bank details for cash deposits or online transactions. Personal cheques will not be accepted unless received seven working days before the tenancy begins.

Monthly rent payments

Rental payments must be paid promptly by your rent due date. We prefer that all future rent is paid direct into our account by way of a Standing Order. This payment needs to leave your account at least 3 working days before your rent is due to ensure it is in our account in time. Late rent payments may attract an additional administration charge.

Council tax and utility bills

Unless advised at the start of your tenancy, you will be expected to pay all utility bills and council tax on your rented accommodation. You will be expected to inform the utility companies of your move in date and also provide them with relevant meter readings.

Inventory/schedule of condition

You will be provided with a schedule of condition or inventory at the start of your tenancy. It is important that you check this document carefully as it is what will be used at the end of your tenancy to determine if there are any dilapidations. Any dilapidations may affect the return of your deposit.

Routine property inspections

At intervals during your tenancy, we will need to visit you to check that all is well with the property. This will be arranged with you in advance and benefits both tenant and landlord as any problems can be discussed and resolved.

Maintenance

As a tenant, you are responsible for the day to day upkeep of the property. Should any maintenance occur during the tenancy, you will need to contact our office and our staff will be pleased to arrange the necessary repairs. Maintenance problems which occur outside normal office hours should be reported to our office by leaving a message on the answer-phone and this will be dealt with promptly and efficiently when the office re-opens. You will also be provided with a useful list of contact numbers for emergency and non emergency maintenance for out of hours use.

24 HOUR MAINTENANCE HOTLINE & HOME HEALTH CHECK

Peace of mind

Rounce & Evans Property Management are Bonded members of The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) and The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS). These professional bodies ensure a high level of service as well as protection for our tenants. There is a great deal of useful information on each of their websites. Please feel free to visit them using the buttons below:

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Finally

We very much look forward to receiving your application form and look forward to welcoming you as one of our tenants.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01553 401580 or by emailing us.

MARLA MIoD

Director