Roll up your sleeves! We’re all going to have to go through certain procedures so that we can get you moved into your new home as soon as possible and so that your tenancy goes smoothly:
1. References - As part of our service to landlords we make sure that all Berkeley Way tenants are referenced. We use an independent agency called MARAS to do these checks on our behalf.
2. Identification - UK money laundering and crime laws mean we have to hold one proof of identity and one proof of residence for every client, plus - if this applies to you - one proof of your company identification.
3. Preliminary deposit - We ask you to pay the equivalent of two weeks’ rent so that we can stop marketing the property to other applicants while you process the paperwork and get your referees lined up. At the end of this week, if you’re not in a position to go ahead with the tenancy, your preliminary deposit will be forfeited.
4. Tenancy agreement - You should write on the agreement the names of everyone over 18 years old who’ll be living in the property, then sign and return it to Berkeley Way so that we can release the keys to the property.
5. Initial monies - We’ll give you an invoice for the initial monies. These are made up of:
• one month’s rent in advance
• six weeks’ rent held as a deposit throughout the tenancy
• the admin fee plus VAT
• reference fees per for each person
• less any preliminary deposit taken. We can accept payment by CHAPS, BACS, cleared cheque and also by card (additional charges will apply).
6. Check in - The tenancy starts when you meet the inventory clerk at the property to go through the inventory check in. It’s essential that you attend this meeting, as it’s now that the meters will be read and the keys handed over.
7. Utilities - Berkeley Way will notify all suppliers of your contact details. These companies will bill you directly for your consumption at the property, but they’ll start your account with the reading that we supply them.
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