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Information For Tenants


Should you wish to take a property all prospective tenants, guarantors and occupiers over the age of 18 will require to be referenced using the Vouch Referencing System.


Should you wish to take a property all prospective tenants, guarantors and occupants over the age of 18 will need to provide to us sight and allow us to copy for our records an EU passport or identity card or an appropriate valid visa. We shall require this before referencing commences.


  Right To Rent         
Under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and in order to comply with the Immigration Act 2014 we are legally obliged to verify your identity and Right to Rent status. To do so you will be required to provide an original document such as passports, certificate of registration as a British citizen, national identity cards or biometric immigration documents that demonstrate the right to rent in the UK for all adults (18 years old and over) that will be occupiers of the rented property. If we are not satisfied with the documentation that you provide then we cannot by law allow a tenancy to commence.


  Holding Deposit     
To reserve a property we should require you to pay to us a holding deposit of the equivalent of one weeks’ rent to enable us to commence the referencing procedure. If you fail our referencing procedure by providing false or misleading information on the application form, fail the right to rent checks or withdraw from the application and not take the property then the holding deposit becomes non-refundable.


  Further Payment   
Once referencing is successfully completed we should require you to immediately pay to us the equivalent of four weeks’ rent which we shall add to your original one weeks’ rent holding deposit to make a total of five weeks’ rent which will form the deposit for the tenancy agreement and will be registered immediately. Shelton & Lines are members of The Deposit Protection Service with which your deposit will be registered. We should also require the payment of your first months’ rent in cleared funds prior to your agreement start date. Please note all payments must be made by Bank Transfer with no exceptions.


  Tenancy Period    
All tenancies are signed for a minimum of six months. Please note all adults and guarantors referenced will need to be present on the day the contracts are signed.


As a tenant it is really important that you hold adequate insurance to cover your liability for the fixtures and fittings within the property belonging to the Landlord. We shall therefore require a copy of your policy schedule showing the appropriate levels of cover prior to your signing of agreements and collecting the property keys.


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