1 bedroom Flat for rent: Netherend Lane, HALESOWEN
Monthly Rent of £425*fees may apply
A SPACIOUS AND NEUTRALLY DECORATED GROUND FLOOR FLAT, HAVING PLENTY OF STORAGE, GARAGE, AND SITUATED IN A POPULAR LOCATION
The unfurnished accommodation comprises enclosed porch, living room, cloaks cupboard, kitchen/breakfast room, inner hall with store cupboard, bathroom with electric shower over bath, bedroom with fitted wardrobe, communal gardens, bin store & garage. DG windows. night storage heating. Available January 2019
INFORMATION FOR TENANTS
Why RentVia Scriven & Co?
We have been established since 1937 and are aregulated firm, abiding by accounting rules and Code of Conducts of the RoyalInstitute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and ARLA Propertymark (the Associationof Residential Lettings Agents).
The department has several highly qualifiedstaff and all have a professional, friendly manner.
All properties let by Scriven & Co. areMANAGED by us. This means we care about the tenants, the condition of theproperties we let and the way our landlords deal with tenants. Fairnessand reasonableness are expected from all parties.
You liaise directly with us relative to anymatter.
Unless an emergency occurs, no one will everenter your property without your prior consent and/or prior written notice.
We are regularly praised by tenants relative tothe professional way tenancy matters are dealt with.
When it is time to move on, many tenants returnto us to rent again.
1. View the property.
2. All adults 18 or over complete an applicationform, and submit to our offices together with proof of identification (toensure compliance with the Home Office Right to Reside Regulations), and proofof address (to satisfy the referencing company). It is essential that theanticipated start-date is detailed clearly on the tenancy application form(s),as this date will be the “deadline for agreement”. This deadline is typically14 days after the holding deposit has been paid, although can be more or lessthan 14 days, providing an agreement can be made between Scriven & Co onbehalf of the landlord, with the tenant.
3. Clients are advised of the application andinstructions received.
4. Once all details are agreed, including movingtimescale, length of tenancy, etc., you pay the refundable holding depositequivalent to one weeks’ rent. This is calculated by multiplying the monthlyrent by 12 to establish the yearly rent, and the yearly rent is then divided by52 (weeks in a year) to calculate 1 weeks’ rent being the holding deposit. Thisfigure is then “rounded-down” to the nearest £5.00. Providing all referencesare satisfactory, and the application proceeds to the granting of a tenancy,the “refundable holding deposit” will be subsequently transferred as acontribution to form part of the “refundable tenancy deposit”.
It isimportant to be aware that a holding deposit can be retained by Scriven &Co if:
a) Youprovide false or misleading information which we consider when deciding whetherto accept your application on behalf of the landlord/client. This includes a“tenants’ behaviour when providing false or misleading information”.
b) Anapplicant failed the right to reside check.
c) Youwithdraw your application to rent the property.
d) Youfail to take reasonable steps to ensure that the tenancy agreement starts bythe agreed date, whilst we take reasonable steps to do so. This may include younot assisting to facilitate the collection of references
5. Referencing is undertaken online, whilst theproperty is reserved for you (subject to the information provided being foundto be correct). Viewings on the property stop as long as there is noundue delay in obtaining the reference(s).
6. Referencing usually takes 3-4 days, dependentupon the speed of response of employers, etc., which is done electronicallywhere possible.
7. Once satisfactory references are received youwill be contacted to confirm the moving in/start date. Typically, within3-5 days, providing both parties want the tenancy to start as soon aspossible. You will be telephoned/emailed and dates, monies required,etc., will be confirmed in writing to you.
8. A copy of the tenancy agreement is forwardedto you prior to the commencement date, giving the opportunity to raise anyqueries. A copy of the prescribed information in relation to the tenancydeposit, Energy performance certificate, and the latest version of the “How torent” document will also be sent to you at this time.
9. The Tenancy Agreement used is approved by ARLA Propertymark and amendments aremade to it by Scriven & Co.
10. Prior to day the tenancy starts we willvisit the property to prepare both a written and photographic schedulerecording the condition of the property and contents. Copies of eachwill be provided to you at the time of signing the tenancy agreement (unlessyou have signed the contract in advance of the tenancy starting) and youwill have a full seven days to check the accuracy of the documents, making anycomments where you feel necessary. The written schedule will also detail meterreadings and the schedules are designed to provide peace of mind, and reducethe risk of conflict at the end of the tenancy.
11. Keys are released upon the signature of thetenancy agreement (and the signing of any other documentation including thelandlords gas safety certificate) and payment of both the rent and tenancydeposit.
12. You will be required to pay a tenancy deposit equivalentto 5 weeks rent which will registered in accordance with the requirements ofthe TDS (The Dispute Service). Similar to the holding deposit, the tenancydeposit will be calculated in the same way, however the weekly rent will bemultiplied by 5 (before being rounded down to the nearest £5.00).
13. Pets – subject to the landlord being in agreement withyou keeping a pet at the property, any agreement would be subject to themonthly rent being increased by £25.00pcm, and also the tenant beingresponsible for ensuring that all carpets and flooring coverings areprofessionally cleaned, prior to the end of the tenancy, and also the tenantbeing liable to make good any damage. Proof of the professional cleaning wouldneed to be provided in the form of a receipt of invoice.
How MuchWill I Have to Pay Up Front?
1. A Holding Deposit equivalent to 1 week’srent.
2. A Tenancy deposit equivalent to 5 weeks’ rentwhich will be registered with the TDS (The Dispute Service) where it remainsprotected in accordance with this government approved scheme.
3. First rent payment of one month’s rent inadvance. This can vary slightly dependent upon the day of the month whenthe tenancy starts. We are happy to expand on this.
Additional charges which may be applicable tosome tenants during the tenancy.
a) Alterations or changes to the tenancy agreement when requested by the tenant - £50.00 including VAT.
b)Payments associated with early termination of tenancy when requested by the tenant. Where a tenant(s) is no longer ableto continue with the tenancy, it maybethat the landlord will allow the tenancy to be ended prematurely, by way ofentering into an early termination agreement. The early termination agreementwill be agreed in writing and will ensure that the tenant does not incur coststhat exceed the loss incurred by the landlord, and also any reasonable coststhat Scriven & Co would incur in order to re-let the property (such asreferencing and marketing costs).
c)A default fee for late payment of rent.
d)Costs to replace lost keys/security devices, where required under the tenancyagreement.
How Do IPay My Rent?
Preferably by standing order. We will assist inthe completion of the Standing Order Mandate form when the tenancy agreement issigned and keys released. If you start your tenancy part way through the monthyou will pay a part-month’s rent. However, if your tenancy start date is afterthe 19th day of the month you will be asked to pay the next month’s rent as anaddition. Future payments will then be paid monthly in advance on the first dayof every month.
WhatOther Bills Will I have To Pay?
Usual household bills such as council tax, gas,electricity, water, T.V. licence, Virgin Media/Sky subscriptions, etc. You may wish to take out insurance relative to landlord’s fixtures andfittings. The landlord pays for buildings insurance and any service charge(usually appropriate in flats). You should also take out contents insurance tosafeguard your own property, and furthermore, we would recommend that anyinsurance policy provides the tenant with alternative accommodation should thelet property become incapable of occupation, for example by reason of fire orstructural defect.
WhoShould I Contact?
For any query both before or after a tenancybegins, contact our Lettings Department on 0121-422 4011 (option 2) and speakto any member of the team. No matter how minor an issue, we are happy toassist.
NOTE - In accordance with the Estate Agents Act notice is hereby given that the client is related to a Director of Scriven & Co.
Scriven & Co
Tel: 0121 422 4011