Changes to Tenancy
A charge of £50.00 plus VAT will be made for any changes requested by the tenant.
Inventory, Utility Payments and Council Tax
Where Matthew Anthony Estate Agency manage the property an Inventory will be prepared listing the contents and the overall condition of the property. The tenant will be handed two copies (one to be retained) of the Inventory with the keys to the property at the commencement of the tenancy. The inventory and associated comments should be checked carefully and adjustments made where necessary. The checked inventory must be returned to The Matthew Anthony Estate Agency within seven days of the commencement of the tenancy.
Utility accounts – electricity, gas, oil and water – will be transferred into the tenant’s name at the commencement of the tenancy. However, it is advisable for the tenants to also confirm this direct with the utility companies. At the end of a tenancy the utility companies will be informed and final readings passed to them. Again it is advisable for the tenant to confirm this directly with the service provider.
The tenant will be responsible for payment of the Council Tax to the local authority who will be informed of the commencement date of the tenancy.
Telephone Connections and Mail Redirection
If you wish the telephone to be connected at the time of occupation then the provider (ie British Telecom) should be contacted at least seven working days in advance. Any reconnection fee(s) is the responsibility of the tenant(s).
Mail addressed to the Landlord should be redirected to the Matthew Anthony Estate Agency.
The acceptance of pets in any property is at the discretion of the landlord. In all cases without exception, the tenant must undertake to have the carpets professionally cleaned and treated against infestation at the end of the tenancy. Matthew Anthony Estate Agency will arrange for this to be carried out and deducted from the Security Deposit. If the tenant makes their own arrangements to have the work carried out a receipt must be provided.
Tenants are strongly advised to insure their own possessions. This is not the responsibility of the Landlord, nor will the Landlord’s insurance cover accidental damage caused by the Tenant.
Commencement of Tenancy
A date and time will be arranged for the tenant (and if applicable the guarantor) to come into the office and sign the Tenancy Agreement, collect the keys and make initial payment.
If we are instructed as managing agents for your property, we will carry out quarterly inspections to assess the condition of the property and that everything is being kept in a satisfactory condition. We will always arrange this with you at a mutually convenient time.
Termination of Tenancy
It is the tenant’s responsibility to inform the utility companies of their occupation of the property at the commencement of the tenancy, and to pay council tax to the local authority. Students, who may be exempt from the payment of council tax, are responsible for informing the Local Authority of this.
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