If you wish to become a tenant of Homes4Let, contact your Local Council
We ONLY take referrals from your Local Council’s Housing Team
As a tenant you are important to us. We will make sure that every question you have is answered clearly and concisely. We will also promise to be here for you every step of the way, thus ensuring your move to your new property is a smooth and happy experience. You will receive our support to sustain your tenancy.
The Tenancy Agreement
The agreement you have signed is a legal contract between the landlord of the property, and yourself. It is for your individual property and is for the persons named on the tenancy agreement only. Homes4Let is the Letting and Managing Agent. You should read the agreement carefully and ensure you understand it fully and if in doubt consult Homes4Let or another qualified person. The tenancy agreement places legal obligations on you.
The agreement is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, which means that you can stay in the property for the minimum period of six or twelve months. After which the tenancy will normally roll on a month by month basis (known as a periodic tenancy). If the landlord wishes to end the tenancy during the fixed term (the initial 6 or 12 months), we will serve what is known as a Section 21 Notice, which gives you two months notice before you have to leave the property.
Due to the terms of the agreement, you are contracted to remain at the property until the end of the period stated in the agreement. Should you decide to leave at the end of this period, you must notify us in writing, giving a minimum of one month’s notice prior to the end of the period.
Please Note: Should you vacate the property prior to the end of the contracted period, whether or not you give a month’s notice you will be liable for all rent payments due until the end of the contracted period, or until we are able to find a replacement tenant. It is best in this instance that you contact us to discuss this matter as soon as is possible.
We will visit your property after 6-8 weeks then regularly after that, usually every 3-6 months. The purpose of the visit is to check there are no maintenance issues that need attention and also to see that the property is being maintained in a fair manner and to discuss any tenancy / rental issues.
Each visit will normally take less than 15 minutes, and we will contact you beforehand giving you notice of our intention, with an appointment date and approximate time.
Smoke/Fire & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Each property has at least one battery operated smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide detector where necessary. Under the terms of your agreement, you are obliged to ensure they are checked regularly and are kept in good working order.
This is for your safety they must be checked at least once a week. If you become aware of a fault you must notify us immediately.
Rent / Service Charges
Tenants are responsible for ensuring the rent is paid in full and on time. If paid by standing order, rent is deducted from your bank and should reach our account by the rent-due day. This protects you from the potential of a bad payment history, should the rent be paid late.
If you are in receipt of Housing Benefits you have an obligation to ensure that payments are made as quickly as possible. Please note, we will liaise with the Housing Benefits Office to ascertain whether or not you have provided the information.
The landlord is responsible for buildings insurance on the property. You are responsible for arranging your own home contents insurance to cover loss or damage to your possessions. We strongly advise that you do so.
If you are going to be away from the property for more than two weeks at any one time you must inform us.
NO pets whatsoever are allowed to live in or visit the property, unless specifically agreed with Homes4Let / the landlord.