Have someone who is willing to stand as your Guarantor and is a UK homeowner OR be able to pay the full yearly rental amount up front.
If neither of these options is available to you, we recommend using Housing Hand, a guarantor service who charge a fee to support you. Please see their website for details: www.housinghand.co.uk.
Please ensure you can fulfil one of these requirements before proceeding to reserve the house with us.
All our Tenancy Agreements are’ joint and several’ which means that all tenants are equally and individually liable for the whole rent on the house. This liability extends to the Guarantors.
Your group will need to send one email stating which house you wish to reserve, with a list of your names and email addresses to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then provide you with relevant reading and our payment details. Each person in your group will then need to put down a Holding Deposit of the equivalent amount to one week’s rent. Once everyone has done this, you will have reserved the house. Please note that these initial payments are non-refundable should you change your mind about the property.
When you sign the Tenancy Agreement the holding deposit you have paid will become part of your overall deposit and as such will be refundable at the end of the tenancy (after any potential deductions for repairs/cleaning/rent arrears).
We use StuRents online tenancy scheme. Once you have paid your holding deposit you will be provided with a secure email link to your Tenancy Agreement and Guarantor Form via the StuRents website. You will have two weeks to complete the Tenancy Agreement and four weeks to pay the balance of your deposit (equivalent amount to four weeks rent).
Please note that if your documents and payments are not organised by the deadline provided, we may choose to not accept you as a tenant and could put the house back on the market.
You will receive a separate email from our accounts department with a Direct Debit Form and an explanation about the rent collection process. The Direct Debit Form will need to be returned within 1 week.
If you are looking to rent a house shortly before the start of the Autumn term you will be expected to make all your payments as soon as possible before the tenancy start date. The payments will be a deposit equivalent to 5 weeks rent, plus your first month’s rent in advance. (You will need to factor in the total payment when asking us to take the house off the market, as we will not be in a position to offer extensions to deadlines.)
If any documents or payments are still outstanding at the tenancy start date, no-one in the group will be able to move in until these have been completed.
We will contact you before the tenancy commences to confirm what time an agent will meet you at the house for check-in. At least 2 of you will need to be present for this check in and if this is not possible you will need to pay the abortive fee of a minimum of £55 to reschedule.
At your check-in you will be given an Inventory of the house and allowed 7 days to check through it and return it to us with any amendments, should any need to be made. Amendments will need to be typed up and accompanied by photographic evidence.
We are unable to give out legal advice on any of the documents you will be signing. We therefore strongly recommend that you take independent advice to ensure that you fully understand the legality of the agreement you are entering into.
G4 Lets is a member of “MyDeposits”, the government-approved Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme. Please click this link (www.mydeposits.co.uk) to visit their web site for more information. The Deposit will be protected once the Tenancy Agreement is signed. The Certificate with prescribed information will be sent to the tenants and anyone listed as an interested party. All our properties have a current Gas Safety Certificate, an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and it will be licensed as an HMO with Brighton & Hove Council.
We are also a certified member of UKALA. Our Client Money Handling Certificate can be found here Ukala CMP as well as our Client Money Handling Procedure
UKALA – Client Money Handling.