The Tenant Fees Act will come into force 1st June 2019 which will ensure all Tenants have the option of paying zero fees in order to sign for a property. We will take a one week holding deposit which will go towards your final damages deposit of 5 weeks rent. All forms that are required to be completed in order to proceed with a move in are found below as PDF files. When signing we will inform you of everything that is required in order to proceed with your tenancy. Generally you will need to supply a College reference/enrolment letter which is relevant to the academic year in which you will be residing in the property, a Landlord reference which can be provided by your most recent Landlord or accommodations officer and a Guarantor form complete with relevant identification as stated on the form and a satisfactory credit check provided by Equifax. There are other circumstances where more or less is required from prospective tenants, especially regarding overseas students, however this will all be decided before any payment or legal commitment is made.
We will still offer a referencing service should you not wish to take on this responsibility yourselves which will cost £60.00 inc VAT. We may still require your assistance should we complete references but regular discussions and help will be available with this option.
This link; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/791273/TFA_Guidance_for_LandlordsAgents.pdf
will offer a more detailed look at the Tenant Fee Act should you have any unanswered questions.Student Landlord reference template.pdf