All lettings are subject to satisfactory references being received and approved by our clients. These references are usually obtained through a credit referencing agency and are taken from a prospective tenant’s bank, employer or accountant, and present landlord or other personal reference. There is a charge of £150.00 per person, including guarantor/s if applicable, taken as a non refundable holding deposit. This includes the cost of a reference (£50.00+VAT per person) and must be paid within three working days of an offer being accepted. References cannot be taken up until the holding deposit has been received.
If details for the reference procedure are not supplied to Pilgrims within five working days from the receipt of the holding deposit, it will be assumed that the tenant does not wish to proceed with the tenancy, in which case the holding deposit will be forfeited and the property put back on the market. In the event that the Tenancy does not go ahead because the Tenant withdraws the offer or the references fail, the balance of the holding deposit will be retained to cover administration costs.
The following costs and advance payments are required from the Tenant before occupation:-
These initial payments must be made not less than 10 days before the tenancy commencement date, otherwise a bank draft or bank transfer will be required. We regret that we are unable to accept payment in cash. A detailed invoice will be issued prior to the commencement of the tenancy and the balance of the holding deposit (after payment of references) will be deducted from the total amount due.
Insurance – as you could be liable for any damage that you may cause to your landlord’s property you may wish to take out a tenants’ insurance policy. Once successful references have been obtained, you will be contacted by the insurance department of the referencing company to discuss this further.
Service accounts – i.e., gas, electricity, telephone and water – are the direct responsibility of the Tenant. The relevant authorities will be informed of the new tenancy with dates and meter readings. Local Authority Council Tax is also the responsibility of the Tenant.
The Agreement signed by the Landlord and the Tenant is binding upon both parties and it is not possible to break it before the expiration of the term unless the Agreement so provides. In the case of a shared tenancy all signatories to the Agreement are jointly and severally liable for the payment of rent. In a sharing situation, if one of the sharers leaves the property, the remainder are responsible for payment of rent in full. Tenants are requested to pay their rent by standing order.
There is a charge of £70 (plus V.A.T.) payable by the Tenant in the event that the tenancy is renewed or other legal documents are issued such as a Licence to Assign.
"Dear Simon, Sorry this is so late, but now the dust has settled with our sale and purchase, we just wanted to say a big thank you to all the team at JG, but in particular to you, for providing what can only be described as a top class service over the last couple of years. I can't imagine we could have been looked after more professionally or more courteously. It certainly hasn't always been easy, nor straightforward, but knowing that you were there to manage things at the sharp end filled us both with much needed confidence and assurance. Your advice has always been measured and accurate, and you have always delivered what you said you would when you said you would do it, often going the extra mile to make sure that no stone was left unturned and for that we are both extremely grateful. We both wish you all the very best in your future career. If we ever need a lettings agent again we know who to get in touch with. Very best wishes. "
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