Viewing and Applications

Viewers

PROPERTY PARTICULARS:
Details, sizes, fittings and contents of any property offered for sale or rent are for guidance purposes only, and prospective buyers and tenants should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of such details. They should not be relied upon as the basis of any contract or agreement and Key One Property Ltd accept no liability for any errors or ommissions.

VIEWING CONDITIONS:
We do not charge viewers for inspecting a property that they wish to either BUY or RENT except where you do not turn up for a viewing and do not give notice of cancellation. In such circumstances we charge £20.00 per viewing. We will of course use our discretion and will not charge where there is a genuine reason for a no-show. If you are running late just let us know; we will afford the same courtesy to you. We share details about "no-show" viewers with other agents, including your name address and contact details. Take note that this may cause difficulty in obtaining other viewings. We cannot accept liability for failing to access a property due to circumstances beyond our control.

YOUR PERSONAL DATA:
We are registered with the Information Commissioner and abide by their codes of practice. We will ask for your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable) when we arrange a viewing with you. This information is solely to allow us to a) contact you and b) assist with the safety of our staff when viewing. We will not use your details for purposes other than a) follow up contact about a viewing b) to advise you of similar properties that come onto the market c) offer you services relating to the renting or purchasing of a property but you may ask us NOT to do so We will not pass your details to third parties other than our own partner financial and insurance providers but only where you have requested we do so. Please also see section on "Reviews".

Renters Only

THE ADVERTISED RENT PRICE
This price shown in all our adverts is inclusive of a discount for paying on time. A higher rate is applicable if you do not pay on time. In addition, late payers may also have to pay extra fees and interest. It is not our policy however to disallow discount or apply chages for occasional accidental arrears.

APPLICATION FEES:
Our application fees vary depending on the level of checking and referencing individual landlords require, what your circumstances are (e.g. if you have been living abroad we may require international checks which are more expensive), the number of tenants and the number of guarantors. As a rough guide, our fees are between £25 and £45 per person. Application fees are non-refundable, except where the landlord withdraws the property after you make payment. Paying an application fee will not guarantee that you are being offered a tenancy nor will we remove it from the market, unless you pay a holding deposit (see below). Details of other tenancy fees can be found at:

HOLDING DEPOSIT:
We ask prospective tenants making an application to pay a holding deposit. This is typically around £100-£200. This temporarily suspends viewing whilst your application is being processed. This is refundable where you are not offered a tenancy, except if you have provided false or misleading information (in those circumstances you agree to forfeiting the holding deposit). If you are successful, this holding deposit will be attributed to your main deposit or rent. You will be asked to sign a tenancy agreement upon acceptance and offer of a tenancy. If you fail to do so within a reasonable time, you wll forfeit your deposit. If you sign a tenancy and fail to proceed, you will also lose your deposit.

TENANCY AGREEMENT:
We will allow you time to read and if necessary take legal advice on your tenancy agreement before you sign it. Be advised that once you sign the tenancy you are entering into a legally binding agreement, and if you breach it you could be liable to pay anything stipulated within it. This may include unpaid rent, disallowed discount, damages, costs and interest. It is our policy to take tenants to court where payment for breaches are not made. If this happens, you may have a CCJ against you which may make obtaining housing, finance or goods in the future extremely difficult.

EQUALITY:
Tenancies are granted on the basis of merit/commerciality. We do not discriminate against any group whatsoever in the allocation of tenancies for private housing. We are however required to bring to the attention of prospective tenants, any substantial negative fact about property that we are marketing to let. In addition, we are obligated to make prospective tenants aware of anything which may affect their health and safety. Regrettably, racially motivated attacks have been on the increase. You may be able to obtain further information about the exact locations of such attacks from the police to assist you in determining if the area is relatively safe for you to live in. We would advise you that if you rent a property and subsequently leave it without the landlord's consent (regardless of whether or not this follows any attack or similar event), you may be liable for rent for the full period of the tenancy, and any interest and charges that may be accrued. Key One Property also share information about tenants with other landlords and agents.

HOUSING BENEFIT TENANTS:
It is every tenant's right to claim housing benefit. Tenancies are granted on the basis of merit/commerciality and the parameters set by individual landlords, their insurers and mortgagees. Therefore the conditions for acceptance of tenants in each property may vary. Generally, we do not accept that tenants in receipt of housing benefit have a provable income to support payment of rent. On most occacsions we will request a guarantor but we will look at all circumstances individually. Tenants on benefits should take note that regardless of whether or not their rents are paid by their local authority/NIHE, it is the tenant and/or guarantor who are ultimately liable for payment of rent.

SHARING YOUR DATA:
We will share data with other agents, landlords and specialist referencing companies to assist in the selection of suitable tenants and fraud prevention. As a tenant we may enter your details onto a database accessible by other agents and landlords for the same purposes. Please also see section on "reviews".

REVIEWS

Where you leave or post any review of our company, services or clients on any public domain (e.g social media platforms etc) you give us express permission to disclose reasonable information about you and your dealings with us on public domains. If you post an inaccurate, misleading or otherwise unfounded review, we may also take legal action against you.

 

WARNING TO PROSPECTIVE TENANTS:

IF YOU BREACH THE TENANCY AGREEMENT IT COULD HAVE SERIOUS REPURCUSSIONS FOR YOU INCLUDING HAVING TO PAY SUBSTANTIAL ADDITIONAL CHARGES, BEING EVICTED, HAVING A PUBLIC COURT JUDGEMENT AGAINST YOU AND FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN HOUSING, GOODS, SERVICES AND FINANCE IN THE FUTURE.

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