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Grantham | Tenants

Information For Tenants

Belvoir appreciates the importance of taking care of their tenants and by ensuring that each one receives excellent customer service:

Belvoir will ensure;

  • Ensure properties are let legally
  • Have a vast range of available properties for tenants to rent
  • Accompany tenants on all viewings
  • Accommodate tenant requirements
  • Safeguard deposits in a government approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme

We are a founding member of the SAFEAgent scheme, which is a kitemark designed to identify agents who are part of Government-backed Tenancy Deposit Schemes.

At Belvoir, we are local specialists, which mean we really know our local area and can offer advice on a range of properties that are close to schools, businesses and health care facilities.

Our fully-trained award-winning teams ensure all properties are let legally - A happy tenancy is a problem-free tenancy!

Belvoir aims to provide the best possible service to landlords and tenants. Our fully trained staff ensure that all of our offices operate under the highest standards of professional conduct.

Property to Rent

Belvoir Grantham has an extensive selection of residential properties to let including houses, apartments and bungalows throughout the Grantham area and surrounding villages. Whether you are looking for town centre location or country living we will have something that meets your requirements. We offer a tenant matching service and always aim to find your ideal property, so you will really feel at home.

We manage a large number of properties and take new properties on daily. This means that our list of available properties is always changing. You may prefer to register your details with us and let us know what you are looking for, that way we can let you know when your ideal property becomes available.

Viewings

We understand that you are not always available to view at standard times and we are happy to accommodate your needs. All of our viewings are accompanied by one of our friendly team members. If you see a property which interests you please give us a call and we can arrange a convenient time for you to view.

Tenancy Application

Having viewed the property and arrived at a decision to make an application to rent you are required to provide personal details ranging from name and address to occupation and salary. An Individual Application Form must be completed in full and returned to Belvoir Grantham. Please note that each applicant aged 18 years and over MUST fully complete a separate application form.

It is essential that all the information requested is supplied and the form is fully completed and legible. Missing information will delay your application and may endanger your application for tenancy.

Once we have received the completed application forms along with the relevant identification (list of suitable identification is provided at the viewing), we will submit your application to the Landlord for consideration. No monies are payable until the Landlord has given the go ahead to proceed with your application.

The application being accepted is NOT an offer of tenancy. The application is necessary to validate the details we have provided in support of our requirement for tenancy and, once a successful referencing pass has been received, the Landlord will be requested to formally accept your application. No tenancy can be offered until such formal acceptance has been received by Belvoir.

Referencing

Belvoir Grantham will take references on behalf of the landlord. This includes credit history checks, along with employer and former landlord checks. In some circumstances, where a person feels they may not pass the references for reasons such as low income to rent ratio, a guarantor can be used or the rent may be paid in advance. Always ask us if you are worried, as there is usually a way around such situations and its easiest if mentioned at the start.

Rent

Rents are payable on a calendar monthly basis, in advance, by standing order. The first month's rent is to be paid in cleared funds, on or before the day you sign your tenancy agreement.

Deposit

A deposit equivalent to five weeks rent is also taken to cover any breakages, dilapidations or deductions which may occur during the tenancy. The deposit will be held by a third party, The Deposit Protection Service, for the duration of the tenancy and will be returned at the end of the tenancy following check out.

Get in touch today by calling 01476 542 100, emailing us at grantham@belvoir.co.uk, or filling in our enquiry form.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Belvoir Grantham Tenant Fees

In addition to paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following payments permitted under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

Before the tenancy starts (payable to Belvoir Grantham ‘the Agent’)

Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent
Deposit: 5 week’s rent

During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)

For English properties: Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of: 3% over the Bank of England Base Rate calculated from the date the payment was due up until the date payment is received

During the tenancy if permitted and applicable

  • Utilities – gas, electricity, water and sewerage
  • Communications – telephone and broadband
  • Installation of cable/satellite
  • Subscription to cable/satellite supplier
  • Television licence
  • Council Tax

Other permitted payments

Any other permitted payments, not included above, for breaches of contract or under the relevant legislation including contractual damages. These may include reasonable costs or losses incurred for loss of keys, security devices and changes to the tenancy agreement or early termination, if the Landlord agrees they can be made, up to the permitted limits

Tenant fees do not apply to tenants of assured shorthold tenancies, student accommodation or licences but may apply for other tenancy types. Please see below fees that can be charged for those tenancies not covered under the Tenant Fees Act 2019

Company Let fee - £360 inclusive of VAT

Tenant Protection

Belvoir Grantham is a member of SafeAgent which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman which is a redress scheme. You can find out more details on our website or by contacting us directly.