We let and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and houses throughout South Norfolk, North Suffolk and the Waveney Valley. Whether you are seeking a studio flat, an executive home or maybe an exclusive country residence we act for landlords who let out all types of homes. As our property stock changes daily and you should contact us for current availability, register your requirements with us here or follow on twitter #livingProp_NEW, become our friend and search for properties on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/LivingProperty.co/ or download our mobile property search apps for iPad, iPhone & Android devices.
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Information for Tenants
A holding deposit of 1 weeks rent will be held for up to 15 days, this can then be used towards your rent or deposit on your approval, if the agent or landlord pulls out this will be refunded back.
Listed below are grounds on which the holding deposit can be held:
1. If you the tenant pulls out of the tenancy before the contracts are signed.
2. If you the tenant fails a Right to Rent check.
3. If you the tenant provides false or misleading information - this does not mean failing referencing. If you the tenant provides completely accurate information, but still fails referencing, that will be classed as the landlord or agent pulling out. However, if you have actively provided false information and we can prove you have, we can withhold the holding deposit.
4. If you the tenant doesn't enter the agreement by the deadline.
5. If you the tenant are dragging your feet and not responding to emails, not giving the referencing agency what they need for longer than 15 days, you will also forfeit your holding deposit.
Guide for Tenants
Finding a property
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. The sort of information we need is the number of occupants and their relationship with each other, your employment status, let us know if you have pets and if any of your party are smokers. As some landlords decline renting to tenants in receipt of housing benefit / DSS claimants to avoid frustration and disappointment please advise us when you make contact. All properties rented are done so under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.
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.
Reserving the property
Once you have decided on a property we will ask you to complete pay for a ‘referencing application’, after which you will be notified by us if your application for the property has been successful. We would then ask for the holding deposit to be supplied.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), 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 calendar monthly and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is normally responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account.
In addition to paying the rent, the tenants are required to pay a sum of deposit which will be held with Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) which will be held by them throughout the duration of the tenancy. On vacation, the deposit will be returned less any deduction from shortages of rent, damage or any items missing from the inventory. The Deposit is fixed at five weeks rent.
Alternately we do offer the Reposit insurance policy, if this is permitted it will be stated on the property details.
Any variation to the contract within the tenancy the cost would be £50.00 including VAT
Any loss of keys, security devices the cost to the tenant would be £50.00 including VAT
Any rent arrears will be charged with interest calculated at 3% above the Bank of England's base rate.
Early termination surrender fee rent due up to the period the property is re let plus the landlords re-let fee.
It is the landlord’s responsibility to insure the building; however it is the tenant’s responsibility to insure the properties contents
Contents Insurance – for Tenants
Emergency Contact Number
In the event of an emergency outside of our normal office hours, please contact Kim Davies on 07531043320
Please note, this number is for emergencys only. Tenants will be charged for calls made that are not deemed as an emergency.
"Living Property have fully managed my three rental properties in Bungay for several years now. I have always found Kim and Paula to be efficient, professional, proactive and friendly. Dealing with them has become like dealing with friends. The agencyâ€™s monthly management fee is very reasonable. I am often abroad, and I particularly value the fact that when tenants move in or out, the staff deal with all the utility companies, meter readings, Council Tax, etc. In the early days, when I managed the properties myself, this was nothing but hassle, worry and aggravation, but not any more. Paula makes regular inspections of the properties and reports back to me. She is not greeted by the tenants with suspicion or misgiving but is welcomed in, sometimes with tea and pastries! I have no hesitation in recommending Living Property both to landlords and tenants. Dr C. Goodden (landlord)"