During your tenancy, consider yourself a house-sitter. You are entrusted with a property and must ensure you return it to the owner (G4 Lets and Landlord) in the condition you found it, taking excellent care of its facilities.
You will need to make sure that you are caring for the appliances correctly to prevent faults occurring. You are expected to do the following:
Mould is one of the biggest concerns tenants report; it can form as a result of condensation or damp. Damp is the responsibility of the Landlord to resolve; tenants, however, have a responsibility to prevent condensation to avoid development of mould.
Please note that it is the current residents’ responsibility to ensure drain system at the property is maintained to a good working standard. You may be charged for a contractor’s services to clear any blockage found to have developed due to tenant inaction:
If you notice a blockage, take the following steps in order:
Never cover fire or smoke alarm sensors for any reason – this is a severe risk to yourselves and the property you’re renting.
If your fire alarm sounds:
All of our student houses are fully furnished – this includes white goods and small appliances in the kitchen, seating in the lounge, and each bedroom is equipped with a bed and mattress protector, a desk, a wardrobe or chest of drawers, a desk chair and curtains or blinds on the window:
Gardening at the property is always the Landlord’s responsibility: there are arrangements in place for gardeners to attend during the warm months of April – October to tidy up any weeds, cut grass, shape shrubs. We do not supply tenants with gardening tools and do not expect them to tend to the garden themselves. Rubbish must not be thrown into the garden but disposed of in the bins.
Please note that outdoor furniture is not a necessity at a student house; a Landlord may choose to supply it, based on their preference and available space. BBQs and outdoor grills will not be supplied.
As per the Welcome Pack and your Tenancy Agreement, Section 1.34, it is your responsibility to prevent infestation of any and all pests. If you see any signs of pests in the property, report this immediately to ensure the problem is not allowed to escalate.
Mice & Rats:
Carpet moths are becoming a common problem in the UK as a result of increasingly mild winters. These are insects that feed on the keratin found in natural fibre carpets (also in wool clothing): their larvae develop from eggs laid in carpets and grow into a moth while eating the carpeting.
Bed bugs appear as small black dots on a mattress (they are often found in the creases around the edge of the mattress) and inflict itchy bites.
9. SANIFLO TOILETS:
If there is a Saniflo toilet in your student house, please note the following: