Preparing for check-out

PLEASE NOTE: As your tenancy is Joint & Several, you are all jointly & severally liable for any charges for cleaning & damages when you vacate the property, and any charges will be split equally between all tenants (including those related to bedrooms). If one or more tenant/s contact us in writing to take responsibility for something (i.e. a breakage), we may apply the respective charges to them only.

You are required to leave the property in the same condition of decoration and cleanliness as it was at the commencement of the tenancy, reasonable wear & tear excepted. We would advise you to thoroughly prepare for the check-out appointment to avoid unnecessary charges. – Any charges for repairing or replacing damaged items or cleaning will be deducted from your deposit.

Check-out appointment

The check-out appointment will be undertaken by an independent Inventory company. They will have a copy of the Inventory from the commencement of the tenancy to compile a check-out report which will list any damages or cleaning required.

Please make sure the house is prepared for your check-out appointment; if the agent attends and is unable to undertake the check-out, we will reschedule the appointment and you will be charged the abortive fee which is a minimum of £55.

Please read the below information carefully to help us return your deposit quicker;

  • The property must be completely empty of personal belongings, including any unwanted items and thoroughly cleaned.
  • Each tenant is responsible to return one front door key and one bedroom key, which will need to be left in your bedroom door lock at the check-out appointment. If you fail to do so, you will be charged for the key/s or a lock replacement.
  • It is your responsibility as tenants to give your gas and electricity supplier the final meter readings, as well as information your water supplier and the council of your departure. You must also remember to close your broadband account, fail to do so will stop new tenants from being able to open an account and you may be charged.
  • You will need to organise for your post to be forwarded to a different address, G4 Lets will not be able to forward any letters and will return to sender.


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