Becoming a Tenant
1. You select a property that interests you or ask us to suggest properties that match your requirements.
2. We take you on a tour around the property, answering any questions you may have.
3. When you find a property you’d like to rent you will then need to complete a registration form and pay an administration fee of £155. This covers the following:
• Reservation of Accomodation
• Production of the tenancy agreement
• Compiling and administration of the guarantor pack
• Registering the secured deposit.
4. Each applicant must provide a Guarantor (see sample of a guarantor form)- either a parent or other adult - to sign on the applicants behalf (with proof of signature by a copy of the guarantor’s driving licence or passport). This responsibility is outlined in the Tenancy Agreement (see a sample of a Tenancy Agreement).
5. Tenancies run from 1st September to August 31st or 1st July to 30th June, dependant on the property, and a deposit of the equivalent of two month’s rent is payable 60 days prior to occupancy.
6. An Inventory or Check-In Report of the condition of the property and furnishings if provided by the landlord for you to approve and sign. You may make amendments within one week of moving in and any changes to be signed by all the tenants. This revised list must be returned to our office where a copy will be attached to the tenancy agreement. The inventory is then used on your check out inspection at the end of the tenancy.
7. The monthly rental is due in advance by the first of each month and payable by bank transfer or direct debit.
8. Although not compulsory, you are recommended to have Personal Contents Insurance to include Accidental Damage. This should cover the term of the tenancy. Policies can be arranged independently or through Campuslet at the time of signing the tenancy agreement.
9. Utilities including Gas, Electric and Water are the responsibility of the tenants. A joint account can be set up with equal responsibility for payment. In some properties credit meters are fitted with credit payment cards supplied. These are topped up on an amount used basis, with credit purchased from local general shops. Other services including Telephone, Internet and TV Licences are the joint responsibility of the tenants. Students are exempt from Council Tax subject to completing an exemption form. Utility companies are normally notified by the landlord or Campuslet. Any meter readings are also recorded.
10. Personal items such as bedding (including mattress cover, pillow cases, sheets, duvets) and towels are recommended to be provided by you. Tenants also often prefer to supply their own kitchen items such as crockery and cutlery.
11. Keys to the property are provided on the start date of the tenancy. All monies must be cleared and paperwork completed prior to the key release.
AFTER BECOMING A TENANT
After becoming a tenant through Campuslet, you have access to the following services without any extra charge:
1. If anything needs maintenance or fixing on the property, just let us know – we’re here to help, including liaison with the property landlord.
CONTACT US – WE’RE HERE TO HELP