There is no charge for initially registering your requirements with us. However, when you find a property through us, you will be asked to pay an administration cost. Tenancy is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and contract.
NON-REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATION FEES*
*Administration Fees will be refunded in full if the Landlord withdraws the property prior to the tenant taking possession
Once the initial terms have been outlined and agreed between the landlord and yourselves, and you have returned the Referencing Questionnaire form to us, we will instruct the Referencing Service to process the necessary references on your behalf. Responses are usually received within 7-10 days.
PLEASE NOTE: - Should you not meet the necessary credit score, a guarantor may be required who will also be subject to satisfactory references being taken up. If this is the case, there may be an additional charge for taking up another reference for a guarantor.
Upon receipt of satisfactory references, a tenancy agreement will be drawn up and forwarded, if necessary, to both parties for a signature. The signed tenancy agreement must be returned to G&K Estates, no later than 24 hours prior to the start date of the tenancy. You must be 18 or over in order to take a Tenancy from G&K Estates.
You will be responsible for all of the utilities during the course of your tenancy. These may include Gas, Oil, Electric, Water Rates/Meter, Salt (Water softeners), Telephone, Council Tax, and the television license unless otherwise specified. All utilities will be transferred into your name(s) from the commencement date of the agreed tenancy
Most Landlords do not permit domestic animals or pets, but there are a few exceptions. If you do have a pet, please let us know and we will certainly do our best to accommodate you, if we can. It may be that you will be expected to pay a larger deposit for example.
PAYMENT OF RENT
Cleared funds ie. cash or a bankers draft are required at least 24 hours before the commencement of the tenancy agreement. Personal or company cheques will only be accepted 10 days before the agreed tenancy commencement date. All cheques must be made payable to G&K Estates.
In addition to the monthly rent, a deposit of a further 1½ months’ rent is payable in advance or 2 months if there are pets.
G&K Estates are full members of the DPS, with whom we hold a custodial scheme. All deposits are subject to their Terms and Conditions. For further details visit www.depositprotection.com/
This deposit CANNOT be used for payment of rent either during, or at the termination of the tenancy.
After the initial payment, all rent is due on the date specified in the Tenancy Agreement each calendar month. All rental payments, after the initial month’s rent and deposit have been paid, must be paid by standing order arrangement with your Bank/Building Society.
Whilst we will provide you with the necessary authority form for you to lodge with your Bank/Building Society at the commencement of your tenancy, the responsibility for initiating this arrangement is yours.
DURING THE TENANCY
Where G&K Estates are acting on behalf of the Landlord as Managing Agents, you should contact this office for any help or advice regarding your tenancy. If the Landlord is managing the property, then you should contact him/her direct. You will be given the relevant contact numbers by us on your inventory.
Some properties, as part of the rental, have garden maintenance included. If this is the case we will advise you accordingly. Otherwise gardens are to be maintained throughout the year by you. G&K Estates reserves the right to instruct a contract gardener if the garden is improperly maintained during the course of the tenancy. The costs of such works will be borne by the tenant.