Why Rent Through Us
Your London let only and manage a variety of furnished and unfurnished properties throughout London, varying in size from rooms within a shared property, individual studio apartments to luxury corporate properties and listed buildings.
As members of The Deposit Protection Service all security deposits we are instructed to administer are registered and paid by instant transfer once received, the scheme itself then holds on to your funds for the duration of the tenancy and returnable in full at the end of the tenancy subject to final inspection of the property.
The Deposit Protection Service
Many professional landlords choose to register and administer the security deposit themselves if they manage their own properties; they are fully entailed to do so, two other schemes that comply with legislation are:
My Deposits UK Tenancy Deposit Scheme
Our site contains a constantly updated register of rental property. In order to receive an updated list of our available properties by email please register your contact details and your property requirements.
Although Letting Agents have different procedures, this guide is intended as a general overview to assist you when renting a property through Your London. We have set out below a few significant pointers to assist you.
- You will be responsible for insuring their own possessions any insurance the landlord has will not cover your items.
- Unless stated in the tenancy agreement you will be responsible for payment for all the utilities supplied to your new home such as Gas, Electricity, Water/Sewage charges, Council Tax & Telephone/Internet you will be responsible for contacting the relevant suppliers once you have taken possession have have been supplied with the meter readings and serial numbers of the meter.
- The Landlord is responsible for any repair/maintenance problems to appliances etc. but the Tenant is responsible for any breakages which should be reported immediately.
- Decoration or changes to the property must only be done with your Landlord’s permission
- No pets are allowed unless the Landlord has given consent
- Reasonable notice should be given in the event that the Letting Agent or Landlord wishes to inspect the property outside pre-agreed times. It is usual for the Agent to inspect the property at least twice during the term of your Tenancy and the Tenancy Agreement should cover this eventuality.
- Most lets are for 12 months, although some Landlords may consider shorter terms of say 6 months the maximum as an assured shorthold tenancy is 36 months.
- Should you wish to quit your Tenancy earlier than the agreed term, you will be liable for all rent until the end of the agreed Tenancy. However, it may be worth considering negotiating a BREAK CLAUSE with the Landlord which, for example, could entitle you to give notice after 6 months. In this case, you would only be liable for the rent for the notice period of 1 month, releasing you from the remaining 6 months of a 12 month Tenancy.
- Should any “extras” be agreed such as certain furnishings to be provided by the Landlord, you should ask that an extra clause be added to the agreement to this effect. It should be noted that the landlord is not obliged to carry out promises so it is important that your requests are documented in writing.
- The Letting Agents will deal with the property viewings, references, agreements and getting you moved in. If the agent has been instructed to manage the property then you will normally report any repairs or queries to them. If not, then you will deal directly with the Landlord.
- The Letting Agent, whilst acting for the Landlord, operates within accepted guidelines in the industry to ensure that you are able to rely on a professional letting agent taking your concerns seriously and advising the Landlord if they are being unreasonable. In this regard, you should be assured that the property conforms to all safety regulations and is fairly priced.