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Information for Tenants

We aim to keep our tenant fees as low as possible without compromising on the quality of our tenant rental service.

We are Deposit Protection Compliant and lodge all deposits with the Deposit Protection Scheme.

We use an independent inventory company who produce our inventories and carry out the check-in and check-out appointments which ensures an unbiased report for both landlord and tenant.

No hidden extras our fees are transparent.

Fees

Application fee for up to 2 tenants – £195.00

Each additional tenant or guarantor – £50.00

The fee covers the credit checks, referencing, share of the inventory and the check out appointment.

No renewal charges!

Charges

Bounced cheque/failed direct debit or standing order – £30.00

Professional cleaning per hour (if required) – £25.00

Arrangement of maintenance or repairs on behalf of the tenant – 20%

Missed property inspection/visit – £25.00

Replacement Key – minimum £25.00

Locksmith call out – minimum – £100.00

Pets – additional £100.00 (minimum) will be added to security deposit and pet clause added to tenancy agreement

Guide To Renting

Before tenancy begins you will need to sign a tenancy agreement and should you wish to make any changes during the tenancy you must inform us and subject to your landlords agreement we may need to take up new references and prepare new document and if so our fee will be @100.00

Prior to tenancy starting a security deposit equivalent to one months’ rent plus £100.00 will be required.  This deposit will be lodged with the Deposit Protection Scheme (government custodial deposit scheme).  Your deposit will be held until the end of your tenancy and you have vacated the property and all rent is paid in full and there are no damages or expenses due i.e. cleaning then your deposit will be returned in full.  No interest is payable to either party

An inventory will be provided by an independent inventory company and check-in and check-out appointments will be made with them wherever possible.

If we are managing the property then property visits will be carried out and appointments will be made with yourselves at a convenient time.

Utilities, Tv Licence, Countil Tax are the responsibility for tenants to pay and are not included in the rent unless otherwise stated.

Insurance – The tenant is responsible for insuring there own personal effects and furnishings.

Burglary – Should you unfortunately be burgled during your tenancy please contact the police and obtain a crime reference number and notify Coastal Property.

Condensation

Condensation is the appearance of water on cold surfaces. It occurs where moist air comes into contact with air, or a surface, which is at a lower temperature.

Water produced from condensation is generally noticeable where it forms on non- absorbent surfaces (i.e. windows or tiles) but it can form on any surface and it may not be noticed until mould growth or rotting of material occurs.

Tenants – How to Reduce Condensation

Produce Less Moisture

Some normal daily activities produce a lot of moist air very quickly. To minimise the amount of moist air, which leads to the formation of condensation, you need to:

Cover pans when cooking and don’t leave kettles boiling longer than necessary.

Avoid using paraffin and portable bottle gas heaters.

Dry washing outdoors or if not possible use a clothes airer in the bathroom with the 
door closed and the window or fan open.

Do not dry washing directly on room radiators as this produces more water vapour and cools the room at the same time. Ask yourself “Where will all the water vapour from the drying clothes go?”

Run the cold water first when filling a bath as it prevents steam production.

Ventilate to Remove Moisture to the Outside

Your home can be ventilated without creating draughts by:

Keeping a small window open a little, or open a window ventilator when the room is in use.

Opening the kitchen or bathroom windows to let steam and moisture out.

Use an extractor fan, they only use 1/5th the power of a 100watt bulb.

Ventilate your bedroom by leaving a window slightly open at night.

Closing the kitchen and bathroom doors when the rooms are in use to stop the warm moist air producing condensation in other cooler rooms.

Don’t clutter wardrobes and cupboards; it could stop the air circulating.

Don’t block ventilators, air bricks and chimneys.

Dry your windows & windowsills every morning

Don’t push beds and sofas against outside walls which are always colder and attract condensation. Make sure there is a 9 inch (225cm) gap. Bedding can get damp if air cannot circulate around it.

Heat your Home

Keep the heat on low all day in very cold weather, condensation is less likely to form in warm houses.

Links

Isle of Wight Council – Council Tax Page – www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands

Deposit Protection Scheme – www.depositprotectionscheme

How To Rent Guide www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment

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