STATION CHAMBERS, Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1LH.
Information about the "H.M.O Rent Schedule" and "Bank Standing Order"
Student Tenants living in a large house - ( A H.M.O Property )
There is no "Half Rent" or "Retainer Period" facility available over the Summer, initial 13 week period.
Every Student Tenant living in a H.M.O Property will have been E. mailed or given a separate document,
known as the Rent Schedule. This ensures that they fully received
the rent payment dates, the amount and terms, as set out. This Information will be fully explained at the meeting prior to signing the Contract and is set out in black on white and is for your future reference.
A master, paper copy of the Rent Schedule will be attached to the Contract of Tenancy Agreement.
Tenants that live in a H.M.O Property will pay an amount of rent as agreed for the Property as a whole of which is normally shared equally between all Tenants - If any Tenant leaves the Property then the rent to the remaining tenants will increase, individually as the total amount as stated on your rent schedule is expected for the property, regardless.
The 1st rent payment is paid by Cash, on moving into the Property on the Agreement, start date.
2nd, 3rd and 4th payments are paid by cheque on the "Rent Collection Dates", (approximately every 13 weeks)
Cheque payments could be post dated!
The Payment and Collection Dates:
Your House Leader normally collects the cheques or cash, ensuring they have the total payment. If a Tenant is away and not at the property then your cheque could be left with the House Leader or sent in the post, well in advance, to me at the Office, Station Chambers whereupon it will be banked the following day after the collection date. If any cheque payment is late then that payment will have to be paid in cash.
If a cheque payment fails (bounces) then an administration
charge of £50.00 will apply and you could also expect an additional Interest charge if the payment is up to 7 days late.
Bedrooms within some of the properties may vary in size; it is up to the tenants, to negotiate between themselves a fair and separate charge levy and not to involve the Property Manager or Landlord.
Tenants living in a H.M.O Property will have signed a Contract, serving an "Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement", living jointly together as a whole.
If the full rent is not received due to a house mate leaving, regardless of situation, the remaining tenants to the Property will need to find and pay the full amount of rent as expected. The tenant that has left the Property and their Financial Guarantor will be contacted by the Property Manager. If the Financial Guarantor does not agree to the terms as stated and signed to, on the form of Guarantee,It will then be the responsibility of the Tenants themselves, at that HMO Property, to take the appropriate, necessary or legal action against their house mate and their Financial Guarantor to recover monies as owed to the Tenants.
Tenants living in a Flat - ( Not a H.M.O Property )
1st month in tenancy, I will require your signature and then we will deliver the BSO to your Bank. For Example:
On your start date of tenancy, the date you move in, you will pay your first payment of rent in cash - The rent is always paid in advance.
The next Rent payment will be taken electronically from your Bank as the Managing Agent will set up and give you a Bank Standing Order ensuring that future rent payments are paid directly and automatically into the Landlords account.
This payment should take place on or before the 01st day of each month and thereafter, so on up until your Tenancy Agreement ends.
Your last payment will be on the month prior to your tenancy ending, covering that last month in tenancy, taking you up to the end day and date of departure. It is you, the Tenant that must cancel your Bank Standing Order - A surcharge of £25 by the Landlord will apply to recover and return any rouge payments made by in error by your Bank to the Landlord.
Word of warning - Always check with your Bank to see whether they have received the Bank Standing Order!!
If the rent payment is late or not received on time then that payment must be a cash payment as a late presentation by your bank could take you up to the 7 day threshold resulting in an Interest charge. This Interest charge is inline with current inflation.
Rent that falls seven days late will receive an Interest Charge of 8% - This 8% charge will be repeated every seven days that pass against the rent and interest, in total as owed to the Landlord. Full legal action through the County Court will be taken to recover any loss in payment of rent and any Interest.
All Tenants must be reminded that they will be subject to the legal terms of the Contract of Tenancy Agreement whereupon, full financial commitment and payment of any outstanding rent, up to the agreement end date of Contract, as signed to.
If a tenant, living in a flat, wishes to dissolve and end their Contract to Tenancy Agreement within the term of tenancy and vacate the property, at any time, of which includes illness - The Tenant will be required to write and sign a hand written letter giving 28 days notice to quit and an explanation. A notice to quit does not release the Tenant from the Contract to Tenancy Agreement - The Tenant is still subject and legally bound to the conditions as stated and signed to on that Agreement.
A notice to quit is for the Landlord and County Council requirements due to a change of status, etc.
The Tenant must pay an additional, one months rent in advance within seven days of giving notice as a condition for early release otherwise that Tenant can continue and run the coarse of Tenancy until it legally ends - This will be subject and condition to approval by the Landlord.
If any Tenant requires additional advice or is unclear about where they stand prior or within the Tenancy Term then they should visit this 3rd party site: www.tenancyagreementservice.co.uk whereupon good information is given by the "Tenancy Agreement Service" for Landlords and Tenants on Assured Short hold Tenancy Agreements. This site covers and explains the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
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