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Tenant FAQs

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Tenant FAQs

Each property is different but usually unfurnished means you can expect carpets, curtains and white goods only, furnished often includes all essential pieces of furniture required to move in straight away apart from minor kitchen equipment and bedding. We will supply you with an inventory showing exactly what is included with each property.

We will ask for your address history so that we can carry out a check via a Credit Reference Agency. We will also contact your current Landlord or renting Agent (if you are renting) as well as requesting a written reference from your Employer. If you are self-employed we will ask for your Accountants details and/or recent accounts.

Yes a Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding document. You are committed to paying rent until the end of the agreed term and you could be liable to legal action if you break the terms of the agreement. If your circumstances change for any reason during your tenancy, we can approach the Landlord on your behalf and discuss the possible solution.

YES! You should consider taking out contents insurance against any damage you might accidentally cause to the Landlord's contents, buildings and fixtures and fittings. The Landlord will cover the building and their own contents against normal accidents such as fire, flood or theft but not yours. We can provide you with information on contents insurance.

This will be dependent on the property and the landlord. Our team can always ask the Landlord on your behalf. Some Landlords will accept pets if you pay a higher deposit.

We take a months rent plus £100 unless otherwise agreed. If we manage the property, the deposit will be held in a protected client account in accordance with ARLA and deposit regulations. This means that when you leave, we will negotiate any proposed deductions between you and the Landlord to reach an agreement. All deposits now have to be protected by law so if you are considering renting through a private landlord or another Agent, you should ensure that they are complying with current legislation by asking them which Tenancy Deposit Scheme they are registered with.

Rent is paid monthly in advance by standing order from your bank. This is an easy way of ensuring you never fall behind on any payments. Please contact us if your circumstances change, or if you change banks. The last thing we want is for you to fall into arrears.

Prior to your tenancy commencing, you will be required to pay one months rent, deposit and application fee. This can be paid by debit card, cash or bank transfer.

The tenant is responsible for paying the Council Tax and utility bills for the duration of the tenancy unless otherwise agreed. You will be responsible for ensuring that your accounts is set up with the utility providers at the commencement of your tenancy and closed down at the end of your tenancy.

A break down of Manning Stainton's agency fees can be found here.

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