Tenants Guide to Renting

Guide to Renting

How do I give my notice?

You are required to give at least one months notice should you wish to end your tenancy, either by letter or E-Mail, which should be provided to either your landlord or Steve Morris & Son depending on who manages your tenancy. You can give your notice at any time however the date that the notice will take effect from must tie in with the rent due date on your tenancy agreement.

For example, your rent due date is the 1st of each month. You hand in your required one months notice on the 5th October 2017. Since you missed the 1st October, your one months notice will take effect from the 1st November 2017 with your tenancy ending on the 30th November 2017.

Remember that if you have a fixed term tenancy agreement the full period of that agreement must be served before you can end the tenancy.

What happens to my deposit?

Should we be instructed to hold the deposit by your landlord, the amount paid will be held in our tenant's deposit account. We are required by law to record and protect any amount of money that is to be used as a deposit for a tenancy. Our deposits are protected through mydeposits.co.uk.

You will receive a certificate either by post or E-Mail confirming that your deposit has been protected. This is usually within 7 working days of your tenancy beginning.

Do we hold spare keys?

We usually hold spare keys for all of our managed tenancies in order to gain access in the case of emergencies. The keys would never be used to access your property without prior notice unless there was a major water leak, gas leak, etc.