Terms and Conditions
A tenancy agreement is a legally binding contractual agreement between you and the landlord and sets out the terms and conditions and obligations of both parties during the course of the agreement. Most tenancies will be in a standard assured shorthold format and will run for a minimum of six months and then going onto a rolling one month to month basis agreed by both parties.
The first month’s rent is payable in advance of any tenancy agreement starting with all future payments to be made on the same date of each month.
Prior to any tenancy starting we require a deposit amount which equates to a full month’s rent plus an additional £100 inc VAT. This amount will be held separately by the Governments Deposit Protection Scheme. The deposit is held to cover against any loss or damage to the property during the course of the tenancy. No deposit will be released until an inspection of the property has been carried out and the condition of the property matches that of the initial inventory report.
Before the start of any tenancy an inventory reporting on the condition of the property will be carried out and a copy of the report will be supplied to you when your tenancy starts. It is important that you check the inventory to ensure it is accurate and a signed copy is return to us. The sign inventory will be used at the end of any tenancy to check for any damage or loss to the property before any deposit monies will be released.
If properties are as part of our management service they will be subject to periodic inspections to check the condition of the property and to ensure the term and conditions and obligations of the tenants as set out by the tenancy agreement are being met.
Harris and Harris will notify all utilities companies of meter readings and change of name at the start of any tenancy agreement. All utility bills and payments are the responsibility of the tenant. At the end of any tenancy Harris and Harris will take final meter readings and inform all relevant utilities companies.
Under the terms of the tenancy tenants own private belongings and furniture must be covered by the appropriate insurance policy to cover against any accidental damage prior to any tenancy agreement starting.
The above is not a definitive list of the obligations for you the tenant under a agreed tenancy agreement. Please feel free to speak to a member of the lettings team to discuss any other concerns.