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The Search

 
 

Finding the right property can be tough, Call the experts for some advice.

 

With over ten years in the property industry we can make finding the right property a walk in the park. Just let us know what's important to you and we will search our properties for what we believe will suit you best. We believe not only will you want to move in there and then, but you will walk away with a smile on your face.

Helpful Tips When Moving House

 

Moving home is not an everyday experience, so it's understandable if you are not an expert. As we have been supplying properties to tenants for many years, we have picked up many best practices, which make the transition to a new property more pleasant than thought possible. Allow us to advise your move, supplying many helpful tips only someone within the property industry would know.

If at any time you're unsure about anything in relation to your move, just let us know!

 

Call us on: 020 8524 4088 or

E-mail: enquiry@rkjdevelopments.com

 

Moving Tools & Services

 

At RKJ we want to help you as much as possible when moving into one of our properties. Just so the whole process is as smooth as possible we provide a list of tools and services which make your move a pleasant experience instead of a series of headaches that it has become more commonly associated with.

Insurance

Insurance is a must when renting a property, we can recommend reputable insurance companies.

 

Self Storage Search

We can provide a list of trusted local storage firms allowing you to plan your move with ease.

 

Auto Solutions

Experiencing a problem with your move? We can give you our best advice to get you through.

 

No Hidden Fees

No one appreciates hidden charges, we make sure everything is as clear as possible when signing your agreement.

 

Moving Calendar

We provide a prompt moving service to get you settled as soon as possible.

 

After The Move

We do our best to make sure you're settled in as quickly as possible. If you have any queries please let us know.

 

Key questions any agent (or landlord) should be able to answer

 
  • Are you a member of NLA, UKALA, a landlord accreditation scheme or of any other agent association/body?

    This is not a legal requirement, and many landlords choose not to join a landlord body. But it is a good sign if a landlord has made the effort to join up - and shows a commitment to professional development.

  • How much is the rent, what is included and when is it due?

    This is basic information, but it is essential there is no misunderstanding. Many Landlords will expect you to set up a standing order to pay the rent on a certain day every month. This is easy to do and can save time and effort.

  • How long is the tenancy and what happens at the end of it?

    Most tenancies will initially be for a fixed period of six or twelve months. At the end of this term the tenancy may be renewed or continue as a statutory periodic tenancy if both parties wish.

  • What about repairs and maintenance?

    Landlords have a responsibility to maintain the fabric of their property and certain facilities. It is worth asking how you should contact them if a problem arises and how quickly they intend to respond.

    If there is an outside space, such as a garden, it is a good idea to check who will be responsible for this - as it may vary from property to property.

  • Is there a deposit and if so where will it be protected?

    Most landlords require a deposit against possible damage to the property. It is usually equivalent to six weeks rent and is returnable at the end of the tenancy unless there is a reason for withholding all or part of it.

    Since April 2007 any deposit taken against and Assured Short hold Tenancy (the default tenancy in England and Wales) must be registered with one of three government recognised schemes. Any reputable landlord should be able to tell you which scheme they plan to use.

  • How am I financially protected should the agent cease trading or act fraudulently?

    All client monies should be kept in a separate account, safeguarded through a Client Money Protection Scheme.

  • Will you make an inventory?

    While not a legal requirement a thorough inventory of the condition and contents of the property agreed by landlord and tenants is very useful for the avoidance of doubt and potential disputes in the future.

  • Can I see the gas safety certificate?

    If the property has gas appliances or heating the landlord must have an annual gas safety check, conducted by an engineer registered with "Gas Safe Register". A copy of the certificate must be made available to the tenants by law.

  • Can I see the Energy Performance Certificate?

    An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document outlining the energy efficiency rating of a property - according to an independent assessor. These certificates are valid for ten years and are a legal requirement for property marketed "to let".

 

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