What do I need to do to find a property?
Once you have registered your details with us, we will keep you up to date with any new properties as they come on the market. We can notify you by phone, fax, email, in writing, or via text message – its up to you. We will then conduct viewings on suitable properties for you. It is helpful if you can give us as much information about the property you are looking for as possible. This will enable us to find a suitable property and not worry you with details of properties that you would not be interested in. It is also important for you to tell us if anyone in your household is a smoker, or if you have any pets, as some landlords prohibit this.
What do I have to give Nigel Davis Property Services before I can move in?
We will need an employer’s reference (or suitable proof of your ability to meet the financial commitments). It is also helpful if you can give us a previous landlord’s reference or previous mortgages reference. We will also need to take payment as detailed on the “our requirements” sheet attached to this property list. On payment of your arrangement fee we will carry out our referencing procedure, and this typically takes 24hrs to complete. Once our referencing company replies favourably, we will contact you to arrange an appointment 6o sign the tenancy agreement in our offices, and take the first months rent and deposit. We will give you the keys to the property at the same time. It is you own responsibility to inform us of any reasons you know of that may lead to you not being accepted by our referencing agency.
Who pays the bills?
You as the tenant are responsible for all bills at the property relating to the period of your tenancy. This includes gas, water, electricity, council tax, telephone, TV licence, and any additional services you may wish to subscribe to (e.g. Internet, Sky/cable T.V). We will set up your gas, water, electricity, and council tax accounts on the day you move in, and provide up to date meter readings. We will give you a copy of these meter readings on the inventory of contents which will be given to you when you sign the tenancy agreement. The tenant is, however, responsible for notifying all other service providers (e.g. Telephone, T.V licence) of the tenancy. You are also responsible for providing all of the companies, including gas, water, electric, and council tax with the final date of you tenancy and final meter readings. You must also provide us and the services with a forwarding address in order that final bills can be sent to you. We must: see proof that this has been done before we can return you deposit at the end of the tenancy.
Who pays for repairs?
It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the property is kept in the same structural condition as when it was let. This means that if you notice any problems, then you must notify us so that we can arrange repairs. If, however, you cause any damage during your tenancy, whether intentionally or not, you will be responsible to restore the property to its pre-tenancy condition.
What do I do if there is an emergency?
If there is a genuine emergency and you need immediate assistance with your property, please call one of the numbers given on our Emergency Numbers page.