At Liam James we pride ourselves on our 1-to-1 Lettings Tenant Services. We work closely with all our Tenants to keep you informed every step of the way. Firstly we establish your exact requirements and then find you the right property from our extensive database of lettings. Factors such as: Location, Price, Number of Bedrooms and How soon you wish to move? All have a bearing when we are narrowing down your search.
Our committed and experienced Lettings team build strong relationships with all of our Tenants, this is reflected in the fact that during your property search we will advise you on all suitable current, and upcoming properties to view within your budget.
Once you have viewed and selected a suitable property it must be secured with a holding deposit. On receipt of the deposit we will supply you with you the relevant reference forms, which when completed allow us to make the necessary Reference and Credit checks. When we are at a point when all of the checks have been returned satisfactory we will contact you and arrange a definite moving in date.
The following are guidelines for new tenants key areas of the tenancy agreement:
You will be expected to complete a Tenancy Agreement. This will tell you all your obligations as a Tenant. The agreement will include your contractual rent, the commencement and duration of the Tenancy (six or twelve months) and the amount of rent and deposit paid.
On the move in, the checking of inventory, recording meter readings, handling of keys and security measures will take place.
These are the responsibility of the Tenant. These normally include Water charges, Electricity, Gas, Telephone, Council Tax and Television licence.
Your contractual rent is normally paid each month on the date of the move in. Payment must be made by standing order.
Maintenance and Repairs
You will be required to report any maintenance and repairs required to the Landlord / Letting Agent as soon as it comes to your attention.
Under the Housing Act of 1988 (amended 1996) all Landlords have to provide a Tenant with a current Gas Safety Certificate. A copy of this is given on move-in to the Tenant, ensuring that the Gas installation and any Gas appliances have been correctly serviced and checked by a Corgi Registered installer. Liam James must be therefore in receipt of a Gas Safety Certificate before the property is tenanted.
Quarterly inspections will be carried out on the all properties; this provides a chance for the Tenants to raise any concerns with the property as well as any repairs that may need attending to. Any damage to the property will be documented with photographs and may affect the return of the deposit.
After the move out, the checking of inventory, recording of meter readings, handing over of keys and any security measures will take place in the same way as on the move in. Damages and dilapidations to the property will then be taken into account,
and may affect the return of the deposit.