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Utilities & Security Bonds
Utilities & Security Bonds

Tenants are responsible for payment of all utilities. At the time of moving in, our representative will read the meters and will write, on your behalf, to arrange transferring the services into the tenant's name.

Landlords - Services

Any gap in tenant occupancy should mean the services are put into the landlord's name.

Whilst this is standard procedure, we can, where necessary, organize for the accounts to be directed to our office for payment, which we will then settle from your rental accounts.

Should the property have an oil tank, we would request that the landlord arranges for it to be filled prior the first tenant taking up occupancy. On vacating the property, we instruct the tenant to refill the tank as required.

Please note that we request power is left on at the property at all times. This is needed for things such as; viewings in poor light, maintaining integrity of unlagged pipework in freezing weather, and for contractors carrying out works.

Security Bond - Requirements

A security bond is required for every letting. The standard amount is equivalent to 5 weeks rent.

  • All security bonds are registered, by law, with Tenancy Deposit Scheme No negotiations over a bond will be entered into

  • Bonds are returned to the tenant at the expiry of the tenancy, subject to the property being handed back in a satisfactory condition which allows for fair wear and tear over the tenancy period.

By carrying out regular inspections on each property throughout the period of a tenancy, we aim to safeguard both the property for the landlord and the bond for the tenant.

The aim is to always maintain high standards and to be in a position to return the bond to the tenant. This demonstrates the care shown by them and the effectiveness of our management.

John Prest