All our lettings agents are fully trained to deal with the majority of enquiries from tenants and are happy to help. If the property you are renting is managed by Truepenny's and you need advice or assistance regarding your tenancy you can contact us at one of the following offices:
16 Lordship Lane
London, SE22 8HN
38 King William Walk
London, SE10 9HU
1 Elmfield Park
London, BR1 1LU
Referencing is standard practice when renting. The landlord or agent must ensure that you are a good match for the property.
For both a long and short let, you will be asked for a previous landlord, bank, employee and/or character references.You will also be required to produce proof of address and either your passport or two documents from the Right to Rent List, along with your Share Code if applicable.
For a short-let tenancy where a company is the tenant, you will be required to produce proof of ID for those staying at the property and a letter from the company.
When you move into a property, you are responsible for contacting the utility companies to set up your own accounts with them. You should do this as soon as possible after you move in, but with no less than 48 hours’ notice, so that the services are not disconnected before you move in.
It’s essential to provide meter readings at the beginning and end of the tenancy.
The length of notice depends on the type of tenure you have. With a fixed-term lease, you are responsible for paying rent for the entire term unless you come to an arrangement with the landlord.
However, if you have a month-to-month lease with a Truepenny’s tenancy agreement, you must give your landlord at leasttwo months’ written notice.
Notice would need to be served in accordance with your particular lease agreement by recorded delivery to the relevant Truepenny’s office. The address of the same will be found in your tenancy agreement.
The primary liability is for rent until the end of the contract or its break clause point.
If the landlord agrees to re-market the property and once a new tenant is found, then your liability will be reduced to covering the landlord’s commission and any other expenses from when the property is re-let. Payments would be calculated on a pro-rata basis for the unexpired term of the contract.
Unless your landlord provides specific instructions, the keys should be taken to your local Truepenny’s office. Please ensure to return all sets and obtain a receipt, please do this on or before the last day of your tenancy.
Please note that you will be liable for rent on a daily basis until the keys are returned.
Your deposit will be protected by the Deposit Protection Service.
In line with legislation introduced in April 2007, all deposits paid by a tenant for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be registered with a recognised Deposit Protection Service within 30 days. Where appropriate, Truepenny’s will register the deposit on your behalf.
You should inform us 60 days before the end of your tenancy to allow enough time to arrange all the related administration.
Once the check-out has been conducted, the property has been cleaned to a satisfactory standard and Truepenny’s has received instructions regarding the deposit from the landlord, the money will be returned to your account, less any agreed deductions.
This typically takes 10 working days. Please contact the management team for further information.
It is a legal requirement for letting or property management agents to join a client money protection scheme in the private rented sector in England, and hold the clients’ money. Clients’ money must be held in an account with a bank or building society authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.
These schemes ensure landlords and tenants are compensated if the agent cannot repay their money, for example, if they go into administration.
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