We care about our tenants.

For a start, our landlords know that a happy tenant is usually a good tenant.

For a start, our landlords know that a happy tenant is usually a good tenant, so we make sure our landlords are aware of what constitutes an acceptable environment (any repairs and good decoration being two important factors). We will not handle accommodations where landlords don’t comply with safety procedures. It is in their interest to get this right.

With our fully-managed properties, response to problems is swift and periodic property visits (booked in advance with you) ensure everything is in good working order. Emergencies and repairs always receive our prompt attention.

We think communication is important. We keep in touch with you and will encourage you to let us know of any problems as soon as they arise.

We have out of hour’s numbers you can call if you have an emergency maintenance issue, e.g. a burst pipe or a break in.

Landlords have obligations but so do tenants, so we make it easy for you to have a trouble-free tenancy. We offer a great deal of support for the first-time tenant, from providing advice on how to clear a blocked hoover hose to the best ways to save money on your heating bills.

If you are moving into the area, our staff will be happy to show you where all the local amenities are, such as transport links, shops, banks, parks, bars and restaurants.

Students

Tips for choosing a property: Price, Location and Number of bedrooms

First choose the properties that you would like to view (max 4 at any one time) and phone us to arrange a viewing. We will ask you to gather as many of your group together as possible for this.

When you have found the property of your choice, you need to act quickly as there is often considerable demand.

Deposits and contracts

You will be asked to pay at least half of the deposit as a holding fee to secure your accommodation (the deposit is the equivalent of one month’s rent for the full property). It is important to note, that this holding fee is non refundable should you withdraw or if prove unacceptable.

The remainder of the deposit will be required within 2 weeks of securing the property or the accommodation may be returned to the market. If Next Move Properties Ltd does not manage the property, the deposit will be forwarded onto the landlord for him/her to transfer into their preferred approved holding scheme (See below).

You will be given a copy of an assured short hold tenancy to read and sign. You will also be asked to complete various forms, some of which need to go to your parents or whoever is acting as your guarantor (See below).

Guarantors, references and deposits explained.

  • If you have rented before you will be required to provide your previous landlords contact details to check if you have paid your rent on time and taken care of the property during your tenancy.
  • You will be required to provide a guarantor; this can either be a parent or guardian who has the financial means to cover the rent if you default.
  • Your parents may need to provide references from their employer or accountant proving they are capable or covering your rent if you default.
  • Holding deposits secure the property until the tenancy agreements have been signed

Security deposits are held for the length of the tenancy. They will be registered with The Deposit Protection Service, My Deposits or Tenant Deposit Scheme. It is now against the law for your deposit not to be registered with one of the above schemes.

An administration fee of £90.00 per person will be required within 2 weeks of securing the property. The administration fee covers drawing up the tenancy agreements, setting up standing order mandates, referencing etc.

We will organise with you for your rent payments to be paid monthly by standing order. The first payment will be transferred on the day you move in.

Moving in

On the day your tenancy starts you will be able to collect the keys either from the Next Move Properties Ltd office or from the landlord directly. This will be explained to you when you sign your tenancy agreement. We would strongly recommend that you contact the office at least 2 weeks before you move in to confirm.

If the property is fully managed, Next Move Properties Ltd’s contact details will be on the tenancy agreement. If the property is rent-collection or tenant-find only, then the landlord’s details will be on the tenancy agreement and you will need to contact him/her directly to arrange collection of the keys.

Fully Managed:  After you move in contact Next Move regarding all issues

Rent Collection:  After you move in contact Next Move regarding the tenancy agreement and rent only, for all maintenance issues contact your landlord directly

Tenant Find:  After you move in contact your landlord directly for all issues

If you have moved into a fully managed property, you will be provided with a copy of the inventory. You will have 7 days from receipt of the inventory to read, amend, sign and return it. If the inventory is not returned within 7 days, we will regard the contents and condition of the accommodation described in this to be accepted by you.

 

Insurance/ utilities

You are responsible for insuring the contents you take into the house. The landlord will insure the building and his/her contents. You will be responsible for paying for utilities such as gas, electricity and water. (students are normally exempt from paying council tax)You must contact the telephone and utility companies directly and must also obtain your own TV licence.

Professionals

Choose the properties that you would like to view (max 4 at any one time) and phone us to arrange a viewing. We will ask you to gather as many of your group together as possible for this.

Deposits and contracts

When you find a property that you would like to live in, you will be asked to pay at least half of the deposit as a holding fee to secure the accommodation (the deposit is the equivalent of one month’s rent for the full property). It is important to note, that this holding fee is not refundable should you withdraw or if the references / guarantor prove unacceptable.

Guarantors, references and deposits explained.

  • If you have rented before you will be required to provide you previous landlords contact details to check if you have paid your rent on time and taken care of the property during your tenancy.
  • You will be required to provide a guarantor; this can either be a parent or guardian who has the financial means to cover the rent if you default.
  • Your parents may need to provide references from their employer or accountant proving they are capable or covering your rent if you default.
  • Holding deposits secure the property until the tenancy agreements have been signed
  • Security deposits are held for the length of the tenancy. They will be registered with The Deposit Protection Service, My Deposits or Tenant Deposit Scheme. It is now against the law for your deposit not to be registered with one of the above schemes.

You will be asked to fill in an application form that will enable us to take up references from employers or accountants and from your previous landlord. You will be given a copy of an assured short hold tenancy to read and sign.

An administration fee of £90.00 per person will be required along with the remainder of the deposit. All references must have been received before you can gain access to the property.

We will organise with you for your rent payments to be paid monthly by standing order. The first payment will be set up for the day you move in. However, if time does not permit and the standing order cannot be set up, then the first month’s rent must be paid either by cash or bankers draft before you can gain access to the accommodation.

Insurance/ utilities

You are responsible for insuring the contents you take into the house. The landlord will insure the building and his/her contents.

You will be responsible for paying for utilities such as gas, electricity, water and council tax. You must contact the telephone and utility companies directly and must also obtain your own TV licence.

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