Prospective Tenants Information
If you are interested in renting a property through Anker & Partners, please note the following:
There will be an initial charge of £100.00 plus VAT (£120.00) per applicant as an administration charge. This is nonreturnable as it goes towards the cost of obtaining references and preparing the initial draft lease. This payment must be made by a credit/debit card.
To reserve a property, whilst references are being obtained, we will require a £100 deposit to be held in our office Clients' Account. If all goes well and you proceed to rent the property, then this money forms part of the tenancy deposit, however, if references are unacceptable or you decide not to proceed for some reason, then this money will be passed to the landlord as a modest compensation for wasted time.
It is our office policy to make no reservations for a property until we receive all completed application forms, administration fees and the £100 part deposit. Properties will then be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Once satisfactory references have been obtained, we will require a sum equal to six weeks’ rent as a deposit to be held throughout the tenancy, in lieu of dilapidations. The reservation deposit is used as part payment towards this deposit. When you eventually leave the property and provided that the property is left in Inventory Condition with all appropriate bills having been paid, then the money is returned. If a dispute arises, the deposit will be forwarded to The Dispute Service Ltd – our membership number is - G03046, who will act as adjudicators until such time as the dispute is resolved
A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate on these properties is available on request.
Rent is paid on a monthly basis, one month in advance and we suggest this be paid by way of a Bankers Standing Order directly from your account into our office Clients' Account. If; for some reason this arrangement is not possible, then we are prepared to accept a card payment providing this is in our hands well before the due date as we do aim to pass on monies to our Landlord Clients’ Account without delay.
The rental figures quoted on all of our properties are exclusive of Council Tax, Water Rates and all Utility accounts. Our Landlords are asked to arrange for buildings insurance cover however you will be responsible for all of your personal items and decisions as to whether to insure them or not.
If, having rented a property through ourselves, both you and the Landlord agree to a new Lease Agreement when the existing lease expires, an Administration Fee of £100.00 plus VAT (£120.00) will be charged for paperwork involved and the supplying of a new Lease Agreement.
It is now a legal requirement we must see a form of photographic identification before proceeding with the application.
Please see our Tenant Information Guide for more information
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