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Does the rental system need reforming?

Let your property today

Let By The Accommodation Shop

There has been a lot of hype in the media preying on the insecurities of both tenants and landlords regarding the length of tenancies. Journalists in search of a headline or politicians in search of a vote sometimes paint a misleading image of tenants’ experiences of the private rented sector.

 

We are told that private rented housing isn’t working for families as there is no security of tenure and no way of putting down roots in the community – really? The latest findings from the English Housing Survey show that “the average tenancy now lasts just shy of 4 years.” In fact the strength of evidence supporting the counter argument is compelling yet seems to be ignored or drowned out by examples which highlight the worst cases in the sector. There are approximately nine million renters across the UK – no wonder the politicians want their vote, but are they scare mongering? 

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Get a Tenant Check!

Be a good tenant

Be a good tenant

 

A recent survey by the NLA has highlighted the need for landlords to carry out proper background checks on all prospective tenants.

It is essential these days that you carry out a proper tenant check to ensure that the property you are letting will be paid for. It will also enable you to purchase Rent Guarantee cover for the period of the let as well.

Using a recognised letting agent that can do these checks for you in a timely manner is also highly beneficial and can speed up the process of letting out your property.

Would you rather be a landlord with piece of mind or a landlord with a potential nightmare on your hands?

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How clean is clean?

Keep your property clean!

Keep your property clean!

A common problem with disputes at checkouts is how clean a tenant has left the property. At The Accommodation Shop we do a full property inventory, written and photos, detailing how clean things like ovens, carpets, kitchen taps etc are.

When a tenant leaves we expect the condition of the property to be the same as when they moved in.

Ovens cause the most problems. If it has been listed on the inventory as clean then it must be handed back clean. Burn marks, grease stains does not mean that it is clean. Tenants are often surprised as to how much a professional oven cleaning company will charge.

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Finding it hard to get a deposit?

Tenant Bond Scheme

Tenant Bond Guarantee

At The Accommodation Shop we realise that in the current difficult financial climate sometimes finding enough money to pay for rent and deposits can be difficult.

We have been working hard with our Landlords to come up with an alternative to the current Deposit required when moving into a rental property. The current legislation and fee’s required to protect tenants deposits has led us to develop this new service.

We have therefore launched our new Tenant Bond Guarantee.

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Renting a Property? Get a Tenant Check!

Get a Tenant Check!

Get a Tenant Check!

A recent survey by the NLA has highlighted the need for landlords to carry out proper background checks on all prospective tenants.

It is essential these days that you carry out a proper tenant check to ensure that the property you are letting will be paid for. It will also enable you to purchase Rent Guarantee cover for the period of the let as well.

Using a recognised letting agent that can do these checks for you in a timely manner is also highly beneficial and can speed up the process of letting out your property.

Would you rather be a landlord with piece of mind or a landlord with a potential nightmare on your hands?

Get a Tenant Check and get one now!

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