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Tenants - Professional Sharers and Families

Hutton Parker are proud members of the Property Redress Scheme (PRS).

Hutton Parker is registered with UKALA as part of the Client Money Protection Scheme. The certificate is displayed in the office and on the Hutton Parker website in the footer or can be viewed here.

Applying for a Property with Hutton Parker

In line with the Tenant Fees Act 2019, applicants must enter into the tenancy agreement (sign the agreement within 15 calendar days) or the holding deposit can be withheld, and the property re-advertised.

It is therefore advised that your full group are in a position to sign all paperwork and the tenancy agreements within the 15 calendar days.

The Application Process

You have viewed a Property; you like it and want to reserve it.

  1. Pay the one-week reservation fee.

Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to enter into the tenancy within 15 calendar days of reservation.

This can be done in two ways:

You can pay the fee either in cash or by debit/credit card.

The full reservation fee must be paid before the Property is taken off the market. No exceptions will be made.

It is therefor recommended that no one pay the reservation until the whole group is able to do so or able to cover the full amount required.

  1. We will remove the Property from the market and cancel any other viewings.
  1. Complete the application forms, referencing forms and sign the tenancy agreement.

Once all application forms have been fully completed:

  1. Right to Rent Check.

Right to Rent Checks - As of the 1st of February 2016, the Right to Rent Scheme (Immigration Act 2014) requires Landlords or their appointed Agents to check the identification of all prospective adult occupiers (anyone of 18 years of over) and establish if they can legally rent residential property in England otherwise face fines of up to £3000.00 per Tenant.

These checks will be performed on all prospective Tenants without regard to Race, Religion or proof of Nationality.

Hutton Parker cannot legally grant access to the Property until ALL tenants have completed the right to rent check.

You will be issued with more information regarding the right to rent checks after you have paid the reservation fee.

  1. We will send you a statement showing how much you paid as holding fee and how much they have left to pay before the tenancy can commence. The deposit and first months rent cannot be paid until the tenancy agreement has been signed by all parties.
  1. Come and collect keys on the agreed Tenancy start date.

Fees

Holding Deposit

1 weeks rent (Monthly Rental x 12 / 52 = one weeks rent).

The holding deposit must be paid before we can take the Property off the market.

The holding deposit can be put towards the first month’s rent, applicants will need to confirm they want the holding deposit to be put towards the first months rent. A separate form will be provided for this.

Cancellation by Applicant - The reservation fee will not be refunded if you change your mind. This is line with the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

If you fail to enter into the Tenancy Agreement within the 15 calendar day deadline you may forfeit your holding deposit. Please see document regarding the “Tenant Fees Act 2019 info for Tenants” for more information.

Damage Deposit

Rent under £50,000 per year – five weeks’ rent.

Rent of £50,000 or over per year – six week’s rent.

The full deposit must be paid before Tenancy can commence.

Once the full deposit has been received, we will protect it using My Deposits. Deposits are held in a designated ‘Ring Fenced’ Client Account without any interest payable to the Tenant.

You will be provided with a deposit protection certificate when you collect the keys for your Property. Deposits are held in respect of damage caused to the Property and cannot be used towards payment of rent at any time during the Tenancy or at the end of the Tenancy.

The deposit is refundable at the end of the Tenancy subject to compliance with all terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement.

Tenancy Agreement – A sample Tenancy Agreement will be supplied to you during the application process. This Agreement is a generic document.

Other Documents Relating to Tenancy – You will be provided with several documents relating to the tenancy at application and when you collect keys to the property. It is a legal requirement for us to provide you with some of these documents so you will be asked to sign a form to confirm receipt.

Signing Agreement – All persons making an application for Tenancy must be available to sign the Tenancy Agreement within 15 calendar days of application.

In the case of joint Tenancies, Tenants are signing as jointly and severally liable.

Rent Payment – In addition to the deposit you will need to have paid your first months rent in in cleared funds before you are granted access to the property.

Hutton Parker will provide you with bank details so that you can set up a standing order for the monthly rent to be paid. Proof that the standing order has been set up will be required before your collect keys to the property.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the standing order is set up. Hutton Parker have no access to your account, and we cannot withdraw the money as with a direct debit.

Utilities – You will be provided with meter readings and the names of the utility providers when you collect the keys to the Property. It is your responsibility to set up the utility accounts in your name.

Insurance – The Landlord will have buildings insurance. You are advised to take out insurance on your personal belongings. The Landlord will not provide this.

Inventory – You will receive two copies of the Inventory to take away with you when you collect the keys to the Property. You will then make any changes you feel necessary and return to Hutton Parker within 14 working days.

Cancellation by Landlord - In the unlikely event that the Landlord withdraws the Property from the market you will receive a full refund of all monies paid. We will endeavour to help you find alternative accommodation.

 
 

Tenants - Students

Applying for a Property with Hutton Parker

In line with the Tenant Fees Act 2019, applicants must enter into the tenancy agreement (sign the agreement within 15 calendar days) or the holding deposit can be withheld, and the property re-advertised.

It is therefore advised that your full group are in a position to sign all paperwork and the tenancy agreements within the 15 calendar days.

The Application Process

You have viewed a Property; you like it and want to reserve it.

  1. Pay the one-week reservation fee.

Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement within 15 calendar days of reservation.

This can be done in two ways:

You can pay the fee either in cash or by debit/credit card.

The full reservation fee must be paid before the Property is taken off the market. No exceptions will be made.

It is therefor recommended that no one pay the reservation until the whole group is able to do so or able to cover the full amount required.

  1. We will remove the Property from the market and cancel any other viewings.
  1. Complete the application forms and sign the tenancy agreement.

All members of the group MUST come to our office to complete the application forms.

Once all application forms have been completed, we will send the tenancy agreements to you via Docusign. These MUST be signed immediately – within 15 working days of reservation.

we will have to re-list the Property and you will forfeit all monies paid.

  1. Right to Rent Check.

Right to Rent Checks - As of the 1st of February 2016, the Right to Rent Scheme (Immigration Act 2014) requires Landlords or their appointed Agents to check the identification of all prospective adult occupiers (anyone of 18 years of over) and establish if they can legally rent residential property in England otherwise face fines of up to £3000.00 per Tenant.

These checks will be performed on all prospective Tenants without regard to Race, Religion or proof of Nationality.

Hutton Parker cannot legally grant access to the Property until ALL tenants have completed the right to rent check.

You will be issued with more information regarding the right to rent checks after you have paid the reservation fee.

  1. We will send the Guarantor forms to your Guarantor along with copies of the other documentation you have received so that they are aware of what you are signing for.
  1. We will send each applicant a statement showing how much each applicant has paid and how much they have left to pay before the tenancy can commence.
  1. Right to Rent checks, guarantor forms and payment of the outstanding balance must be with Hutton Parker by the 1st
  1. Come and collect keys on the agreed Tenancy start date.

Fees

Holding Deposit

1 weeks rent (Monthly Rental x 12 % 52 = one weeks rent).

The holding deposit must be paid before we can take the Property off the market.

The holding deposit can be put towards the first month’s rent, applicants will need to confirm they want the holding deposit to be put towards the first months rent. A separate form will be provided for this.

Damage Deposit

Rent under £50,000 per year – five weeks’ rent.

Rent of £50,000 or over per year – six week’s rent.

The full deposit must be paid before Tenancy can commence.

Once the full deposit has been received, we will protect it using My Deposits. Deposits are held in a designated ‘Ring Fenced’ Client Account without any interest payable to the Tenant.

You will be provided with a deposit protection certificate when you collect the keys for your Property. Deposits are held in respect of damage caused to the Property and cannot be used towards payment of rent at any time during the Tenancy or at the end of the Tenancy.

The deposit is refundable at the end of the Tenancy subject to compliance with all terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement.

Cancellation by Applicant - The reservation fee will not be refunded if you change your mind. This is line with the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

Cancellation by Landlord - In the unlikely event that the Landlord withdraws the Property from the market you will receive a full refund of all monies paid. We will endeavour to help you find alternative accommodation.

Tenancy Agreement – A sample Tenancy Agreement will be supplied to you during the application process. This Agreement is a generic document.

Signing Agreement – All persons making an application for Tenancy must be available to sign the Tenancy Agreement within 15 calendar days of application; In the case of joint Tenancies, Tenants are signing as jointly and severally liable.

Rent Payment – In addition to the deposit you will need to have paid your first months rent in in cleared funds before you are granted access to the property. Hutton Parker will provide you with bank details so that you can set up a standing order for the monthly rent to be paid. Proof that the standing order has been set up will be required before your collect keys to the property. It is your responsibility to ensure that the standing order is set up. Hutton Parker have no access to your account, and we cannot withdraw the money as with a direct debit.

Utilities – You will be provided with meter readings and the names of the utility providers when you collect the keys to the Property. It is your responsibility to set up the utility accounts in your name.

Insurance – The Landlord will have buildings insurance. You are advised to take out insurance on your personal belongings. The Landlord will not provide this.

Inventory – You will receive two copies of the Inventory to take away with you when you collect the keys to the Property. You will then make any changes you feel necessary and return to Hutton Parker within 14 working days.

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