New tenants: What can I expect from my first letting?
- 27th September 2016
- Renting Property News
As new renters arrive in London, ludlowthompson provides the information they need to make their renting experience great
The end of summer will have seen a lot of recent grads flock to London, and whether you are coming to work or for further study, moving into your first property may seem daunting. So here are a few helpful things that you might not have thought of to help you get settled in.
When you move in, make sure your landlord provides you with an inventory. Fill this out carefully, noting any damages so you do not get charged at the end of the tenancy.
You will have probably paid a deposit, usually a month, or a month and a half’s rent. Your landlord is obliged to lodge this with a third party deposit protection scheme, such as mydeposits, within 30 days of receiving it.
This means that you are guaranteed to get your deposit back at the end of the scheme, so long as you have met the terms of your contract, paid the bills, and not damaged the property.
Here at ludlowthompson we are proud to support Gas Safety Week, and your landlord is legally obliged to make sure that all appliances and flues provided for tenant use have an annual gas safety check by a Gas Safe Engineer.
Stephen Ludlow, chairman of ludlowthompson, comments: “London continues to draw talent from around the world, and now that the government is offering postgraduate loans we’re likely to see even more students coming to the capital’s world class universities.”
“As tenants get settled in, it’s important to take the time to make sure that everything is in place for the rest of the year. A bit of forward planning can avoid stress down the line, allowing you to take advantage of everything London has to offer.”
A bit of forward planning can avoid stress down the line, allowing you to take advantage of everything London has to offer
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