What is all bills included?
Bills included is by far our most popular option and makes life very easy for you as you won't have to deal with any utillity bills during your tenancy. We pay for all your electricity, gas, heating and water usage and it also includes unlimited fast fibre broadband and the TV licence.
What is the reduced deposit option?
We know that sometimes getting £400 together per person might be difficult as you may not have budgeted for it when you first got your student loans. For this reason we have come up with an innovative solution, we simply ask for a reduced deposit of £150 per person and then add £2 per person per week to the rent to cover our increased risk. This means you only need to find £150 each to take the property off the market. Please note that at the end of the tenancy you would only receive a maximum of £150 back each.
I want to take the house what do I do next?
We're glad you decided to live in one of our houses next year! Simply call Philip James on 0161 434 5007 who will take you through the process of reserving and signing for the house - most of it is done online so should be quick and convenient.
What is a guarantor?
A Guarantor is a person, usually a parent or guardian, who agrees to guarantee to pay your rent in the event that you for any reason do not pay. This is a very normal thing for landlords of student properties to request a guarantor as being students you do not have a steady income. A Guarantor is not required if you pay the year's rent upfront.
What is a deposit and do I get it back?
We take a £400 (or £150 if using the reduced deposit option explained above) deposit per person and then use a government approved scheme to protect your deposit. At the end of the tenancy as long as all rent etc. has been paid and there is no damage to the house and it has been cleaned you would get your full £400 back.
The rent is shown as weekly how is the per calendar monthly rent calculated?
Here’s an example using easy figures. If your weekly rent is £100 per person per week, multiply this by 52 (the number of weeks in the year) and divide it by 12 (the number of months in the year). So £100 x 52 = £5200 ÷ 12 = £433.33 per calendar month - not £400 as you might at first think by doing £100 x 4 weeks as that would only account for 7 x 4 = 28 days.
Can I rent a room just for myself in one of your houses?
Unfortunately we only rent whole houses to groups of friends, however if you are 1 or 2 people short you are welcome to rent the house as a whole and find people for the remaining room before the tenancy starts, however you would be liable for the full rent if you do not manage to find someone.
What happens if one of our group decides they cannot move in to the property before the start of the tenancy, or wants to leave the property after they have moved in?
The tenant in question and the other tenants at the property can find a replacement tenant that meets our standard tenant criteria. We will then complete the relevant paperwork and the original tenant is released from the tenancy, or the other tenants in the house can split the departing tenant’s rent between them. There are administrative costs associated with changing the tenancy.