Tenants Guide to letting

Tenants Guide to letting

Why rent with us?

At Stanbra Powell Lettings and Management we aim to provide quality properties and services for our Tenants, with many of you renewing your tenancies from one year to the next.

Renting a property with Stanbra Powell Lettings and Management should be an experience that's as smooth and stress free as possible.

Application for a Tenancy/References

To help you eliminate unexpected surprises, we have outlined our guidelines;

When you make an offer for tenancy of a suitable property, all prospective Tenants over the age of 18 years will need to complete application forms.

Using the information you provide, we will start the referencing process which takes between 7 and 10 working days, depending on referee responses.

If, as in some cases a guarantor is required, we will need you to complete further forms and a charge will apply.

Once references have been approved, if you can't move in immediately for whatever reason, you may be required to pay the advanced deposit to secure the property. Please note the advanced deposit is non-refundable if interest is withdrawn in the property.

Tenancy Deposit

When we have completed the referencing process the deposit (equivalent to a months rent) is required. The Tenancy agreement can then be signed by all parties.

The first month's rent must be received in cleared funds on the day of the tenancy commencing by advanced BACS transfer or debit card.

Schedule of Condition

For the duration of the tenancy you will be responsible for the property, immediately reporting any damage or problems which may arise, to Stanbra Powell or the Landlord.

When you leave the property, it will be checked against the inventory. Any discrepancies will need to be rectified at your expense before the deposit or balance of it can be released.

We strongly advise that you take out your own Contents Insurance for the duration of your tenancy.

Rental Payments

We will provide you with written notification of the rental payments bank account to make payments into by standing order.

You will need to ensure that rent has cleared into our account by the due date of the tenancy agreement otherwise a late charge will be applied.

If the property is not managed by Stanbra Powell, the name and address of the Landlord will be sent to you in writing, for any necessary contact.

You, the Tenant are responsible for paying all household utility bills for the duration of the tenancy.

These are guidelines - full Tenancy Guidelines and Agreements can be obtained via the Banbury Office.

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With the news announced this week (Monday 22nd Feb) that the country now has a plan to come out of lockdown, we will see what effect this has on the housing market and whether a decision on the current stamp duty rules will be made before the budget and the ever growing closer deadline date of the 31st March.

Locally the market is very vibrant, with plenty of great quality homes coming to up for sale and some really serious buyers taking advantage of what's on offer in Banbury and the surrounding villages.

So... with properties being snapped up very quickly, some only days after being advertised, what is the best advice we can offer to help you beat the rush??

Please call any member of the team with any questions and we will be happy to advise.
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