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DO I HAVE TO PAY FEES UP FRONT?

You will be required to pay for certain costs such as the preparation of the agreement and for taking up references. The cost of this is dependant on how many people are
taking the property.

WHAT DO I PAY ON THE MOVE IN DATE?

You will be required to pay one months rent in advance and also a BOND which is equivalent of one months rent.

DO I HAVE TO SUPPLY REFERENCES etc?

Yes you will need to supply addresses/contacts of the following: Bank or Building Society, Employer, previous landlords and for some your solicitor and/or accountant.
These are so we can write to confirm your ability to meet the rental commitment.

WHAT IS A TENANCY AGREEMENT?

It is a legally binding document between you and the landlord, applicable only to you and the property you are renting that states the amount of rent, the length of tenancy,
your rights and responsibilities. Your agreement will most probably be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy under the Housing Act as amended in 1996.

HOW LONG DOES IT ALL TAKE BEFORE I CAN MOVE IN?

McGowan Lettings will wait until all references have been passed and approved by the landlord before any move in date is agreed.

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITES?

These should be clearly set out in your tenancy agreement, which you should read carefully before you sign. If in doubt, ask the agent.

HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL LET?

Most agents require it to be a minimum of six months.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO PAY FOR?

The tenant pays the utility bills such as gas, electricity, water and telephone during the course of the tenancy, T V licence as well as the Council Tax applicable to the property.

WHAT MUST I DO AT THE END OF A TENANCY?

Ensure you fulfil your obligations stated in the tenancy agreement to leave the property in the condition it was at the start, or deductions will be made from your bond.

HOW DO I GET MY BOND BACK?

After an inventory check and condition inspection, provided there are no missing items or damage, your bond will be returned shortly after you leave the property. You
cannot set your deposit against any rent payment due.

WHO IS HOLDING MY DEPOSIT?

Details of who has been holding your bond will be detailed in your tenancy agreement. However, legislation states that if you sign and assured shorthold tenancy,
that you must be provided with this information in a prescribed format.
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