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Services for Tenants

We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and houses in the Tameside, Stockport, Glossop, Manchester and Oldham areas. Please click on 'Properties' above to view a list of available properties, although our stock changes daily and you should contact us for current availability or to register your requirements. Please note that for your safety and peace of mind

Please note that for your safety and peace of mind...

  • All of our managed properties are Gas Safe Certificated by Gas Safe Registered Contractors, and inspected for electrical safety, and furniture fire safety
  • All Tenancy Deposits (bonds) are held in accordance with The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007

Guide for Tenants

Finding a property

The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.

Other Areas

If you are looking for a property to rent in another area, please Contact Us

Viewings

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Reserving the property

Once you have decided on a property you will need to to reserve the property by paying a holding deposit which will be no higher than the equivalent of one weeks’ rent. Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the monies due before you move in. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded.

References

As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.

Deposit

A security deposit of a minimum of one month's rental or maximum of five weeks rent will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Insurance for Tenants

As appointed agents for more than one insurance brokers we are able to offer a variety of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including the following:-

  • Contents

    Up to your selected sum insured for damage to your household furniture, equipment, furnishings, clothing and personal possessions whilst in your home (excludes business equipment).

  • Landlord's Contents

    Up to £2,500 for accidental damage to your landlord's contents, fixtures & fittings for which you are responsible.

  • Personal Possessions

    Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables (excluding mobile telephones) and pedal cycles whilst away from your home anywhere in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Theft from unattended vehicles must be from a locked boot.

Tenant Permitted Payments and Tenant Protection Information

As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments. Permitted payments For properties in England, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 means that in addition to rent, lettings agents can only charge tenants (or anyone acting on the tenant's behalf) the following permitted payments:

  • Holding deposits (a maximum of 1 week's rent)
  • Deposits (a maximum deposit of 5 weeks' rent for annual rent below £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental of £50,000 and above)
  • Payments to alter a tenancy agreement eg. Addition or removal of tenant’s name. (maximum payment £50.00)
  • Payments in connection with early termination of a tenancy (capped at the landlord's loss or reasonable costs of the Agent)
  • Where required, utilities (electricity, gas or other fuel, water, sewerage), communication services, telephone, internet, cable/satellite television), TV licence.
  • Council tax (payable to the billing authority).
  • Interest payments for the late payment of rent (a charge of up to 3% above Bank of England's annual percentage rate)
  • Reasonable costs for replacement of lost keys or other security devices
  • Contractual damages in the event of the tenant's default of a tenancy agreement.
  • Any other permitted payments under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and regulations applicable at the relevant time.

For properties in Wales, the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 means that in addition to rent, lettings agents can only charge tenants the following permitted payments

  • Holding deposits (a maximum of 1 week's rent)
  • Security deposits
  • Where required, utilities (electricity, gas or other fuel, water, sewerage, communication services telephone, internet, cable/satellite television, TV licence)
  • Council tax (payable to the Local Authority).
  • Payments for the late payment of rent (where required under the tenancy agreement).
  • A breach of a term of the contract (where required under the tenancy agreement) and
  • Any other permitted payments under the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act and regulations applicable at the relevant time.

Tenant protection - In addition to publishing relevant fees, lettings agents are also required to publish details of:

  • the redress scheme they are a member of.
  • the name of the approved or designated Client Money Protection scheme they are a member of.

Please note that lettings agents are required by law to publish on their website, information for potential tenants about relevant fees, redress schemes and client money protection schemes (including the names of those schemes). Relevant fees must also be published on third party websites, such as On the Market and Zoopla.

For properties to rent in England and Wales, details of the agent's membership of any redress scheme and client money protection scheme must also be published with their fees on Property Portals. It is the agent's responsibility to ensure that all relevant information is provided to these Portals and is up to date and accurate. If the relevant information does not appear here, the agent may have included it within the property description.