What about contents insurance?
Tenants are required to take out appropriate contents insurance, which include third party cover for the landlord, as specified in the terms and conditions of your tenancy agreement. Insurance must be in place as soon as the tenancy commences.
McCann Estate Agents can offer specialist contents insurance cover for tenants which include third party cover for landlord’s goods. If you would like a quotation for insurance at any time, please call our local branch for more information.
What about your utilities?
We will endeavour to notify the relevant gas, electricity, water and council tax companies. You will be responsible for paying these accounts for the duration of the tenancy unless otherwise stated in your tenancy agreement. Telephone / Internet companies will not accept instructions from third parties and therefore neither the Landlord nor the Agent can be responsible for ensuring there is a working active line available to you. If you are moving into a Property that has not had a telephone line connected previously or it has been vacant for three months or more then it will be your responsibility to pay the BT or any other provider’s connection fee.
How do I pay the future rent?
Your rent in cleared funds is payable in advance and should reach our / the landlords account on the rent due date as specified in your Tenancy Agreement (e.g. Tenancy commenced on the 26th day of the month then the rent due date is monthly every 26th day thereafter)
Rent is paid by standing order mandate (we do not operate a direct debit system). Rent will leave your account 3 days before it is due to enable it to reach our account on the due date. Standing Orders are instructions to your bank to pay McCann / the landlord. They cannot be cancelled or changed by McCann / the landlord once they are set up.
Only one standing order is acceptable for payment of rent; we cannot accept split payments. To accommodate a single payment standing order, you may wish to enquire about starting a house account with your fellow occupants.
Please note: Notification of late payment of rent is charged at 25 + VAT. Legal notices are charged at 75 + VAT.
What happens to the deposit?
The tenancy deposit will be held as stakeholder for Assured Shorthold Tenancies in accordance with the requirements of The Deposit Protection Service (DPS). This means that the deposit can be released as soon as both parties agree. (Please refer to the tenancy agreement terms and conditions for more details.)