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Ipswich | Tenants

If you see a property which interests you please call us immediately as some properties go very quickly. Call us on 01473 212323 or come and see us at our office on Crown Street, Ipswich and we will arrange viewings.

Our trained staff will take the time to listen to you and ensure you get the right property, in the right location and at the right price.

  • Viewings are accompanied by a trained member of staff, at times convenient to you
  • Tenancy agreements are written in plain English and are easy to understand
  • Rent paid monthly in advance and all deposits are held with DPS
  • A detailed written inventory is given at the start of a tenancy
  • Regular inspections of the property
  • Very competitive Personal Contents Insurance available for peace of mind
  • We manage the relationship between the tenant and the landlord

Viewings

If we hold the keys, viewings can usually be arranged at short notice, during the day, early evenings or on Saturdays. Otherwise we will liaise with the landlord or existing tenant to find a convenient time. If you see a property which interests you please call us immediately as some properties go very quickly.

Tenancy Application

To secure a property, after viewing, each adult who will be living at the property must complete an Application Form, with proof of ID with photo(Passport, Driving Licence etc), 2 x proofs of current address (Utility/Bank letter etc), plus our Admin Fee. At this time any details or requirements can be agreed, including occupancy date, duration of the letting, etc.

References

We will take references on behalf of the landlord. Normally, these will include your employer, credit history, former landlord, adverse credit register and search of electoral roll register.

Move in

At the move in appointment the tenant pays the first month's rent and deposit.

Rent

Rents are quoted on a calendar monthly basis. Rents are paid monthly, in advance, by standing order. The first month's rent is paid in cleared funds on the day that you sign the tenancy agreement. We always ask for at least an additional month’s deposit as security against dilapidations.

Deposit

A deposit equivalent to one month’s rent is taken to cover any breakages, dilapidations or deductions due. The deposit is usually held by Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) until the end of the tenancy, and is returned within 14 days of the tenancy ending provided there are no damages etc.

Inspections

We visit your property every four months to ensure that it is being properly cared for and a report is then sent to the landlord. The first visit is booked after the first month, and then on a four monthly basis thereafter.

Insurances

Most home insurance policies do not provide adequate cover for damage to landlord’s contents, which could result in loss of deposit or more. Our special policy removes this worry and provides all the cover you would expect from a high quality contents policy along with extra protection and as the largest specialist lettings agent in the UK, Belvoir has negotiated excellent rates.