Issued By Giggs and Company Tenants acknowledge receipt and agree to abide by conditions
The first step is to contact us to provide details about yourself and the accommodation you require, we then search our database for suitable properties for viewing. If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the better properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months. We regret that we cannot assist DSS claimants.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to reserve it by paying a ‘reservation fee’, usually £250-£350 plus VAT. If the landlord declines to grant the tenancy due to unsatisfactory references or if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application you agree to forfeit this fee.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted on a calendar month and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.
A security deposit of usually one and a half month’s rental will normally be required. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and you will be informed of which protection scheme is utilised. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
To reserve the property we will charge a non-refundable reference and administration fee of £250.00 for one applicant or £350.00 for two applicants. Additional applicants will be charged £50.00.
Tenants fees include VAT.
Giggs & Company are able to offer a variety of insurance policies for tenants.
Up to your selected sum insured for loss or accidental damage to your clothing, watches, jewellery, spectacles, other valuables (excluding mobile telephones) and pedal cycles whilst away from your home anywhere in the UK or whilst temporarily elsewhere in the world. Theft from unattended vehicles must be from a locked boot. Further details are available on request.
Landlord will ensure that: Where access is required for routine inspection(s), the tenants receive notification of the date, time and purpose of the visit not less than 24 hours in advance. Save in circumstances where issuance of such notice is impractical and that tenant privacy and entitlement to freedom from unnecessary intrusion is respected. Business is pursued by the Landlord in a professional, courteous and diligent manner at all times.
Before leaving the house check that all windows and doors are closed. It is the tenant’s responsibility to insure their personal possessions NOT the landlords. Whilst insuring your own possessions you would be wise to include public liability and or accidental damage to the landlords’ fixtures and fittings.
Your first point of contact is Giggs & Company. You should contact us Either by telephone, an email or in writing as detailed at the end. When you report your repair please make sure that you give us a daytime contact number. The contractor will contact you and arrange a convenient time to call.
If you think that you have a gas leak, can smell gas, or think that you or any of your family is suffering ill effects caused by fumes from a gas appliance, you should take the following actions: If there is a strong smell of Gas IMMEDIATELY CALL DJBGAS on 07855415309. You Should:
If the gas smells returns phone the same number above and follow the above precautions. Inform Giggs & Company as soon as possible about what has happened.
If there is a slight smell of Gas, take the following precautions:
The possible side effects of exposure to gas fumes include: Headaches, Migraines Feeling light headed and Nausea.
Turn off the Mains water stopcock. This is typically found under the kitchen sink or near the toilet. Turn on all your taps to drain the water in the pipes if water is running down a light fitting switch it off and remove the appropriate fuse from the fuse box. Contact Giggs & Company.
Ensure you are familiar with the Central Heating System and that there is sufficient heat in the house in cold winter periods to avoid burst pipes. If you go away in the winter leave some heating on and inform Giggs & Company of your absence.
If the power to your home and your neighbor’s home suddenly goes off, contact your electricity supplier
If the power to an appliance goes off check the plug and fuse box.
Note: If you have a key meter remember to check that you have credit.
They are responsible for the upkeep of:
You are responsible for: Internal decoration, minor repairs, maintenance of appliances and fittings installed by you that do not belong to the Landlord (unless the Landlord has agreed to adopt them). This includes:
If repairs are necessary to any of the Landlord’s furniture or fittings, contact Giggs & Company immediately. Do not make your own arrangements to have the repairs done as you may have to pay for them and any damage incurred. You should also report repairs to us that are the Landlords responsibility to carry out.
This is work that the Landlord needs to do in order to keep your home and the estate in general good condition. It includes:
Landlord will ensure that:
Landlord will ensure that:
When disputes between Landlord and tenants arise a reasonable and prompt approach in dealing with the issues by both parties is the key to an amicable and effective resolution of the problems. The Landlord undertakes to:
When you wish to terminate the tenancy give Giggs & Company written notice as specified in your tenancy agreement. To ensure your deposit is paid back quickly, arrange to have all your bills paid up to date and provide the necessary receipts/proof. Agree with Giggs & Company what is required. Remember to cancel your Standing Order. We will require your written permission for any future references you may require at the current charge of £25.00 per tenant.
Tenants are issued with a “Tenancy Commencement and inventory” with clear written guidelines regarding the standard of cleaning and other arrangements for bringing the tenancy to an end. This is to avoid any misunderstandings regarding the standard of cleanliness and condition of the property expected at the end of the tenancy. Where monies from a deposit have been retained to set off owners reasonably incurred cost, such balances that are remaining shall be returned within 28 days together with a written statement of account providing reasonable details of any and all deductions to the former tenant. If the deposit is held in a DPS, it will be dealt with in accordance with that scheme.
150-152 Great North Road, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambs, PE19 8GS.
Tel: 01480 278 118 (lettings department) or 01480 276 888 for general enquiries.
Account Name: Giggs & Company
Bank: NatWest (St Neots)
Sort Code: 60-02-13
Account number: 63148862