Why rent with us?
Renting a home should be a positive experience from start to finish. At Petras Property we have a great selection of interesting properties on our books and genuinely want to help you find the right one. We will offer friendly and helpful advice and guide you every step of the way to make your experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
Pre Tenancy Requirements
Right to Rent Checks
We are required to undertake document checks to establish whether each named Tenant has the right to rent a property in accordance with the Immigration Act 2014. We must obtain original versions of one or more acceptable documents and check the documents validity in the presence of the holder before the start of the tenancy.
We also require proof of address, e.g. a copy of a utility bill or a bank, building society or credit card statement showing your name and current address (no more than 3 months old).
The initial payment will consist of the first instalment of rent and the deposit (usually 5 weeks rent which will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme).
Petras Property must be in receipt of cleared funds in full settlement of the amount shown on the initial invoice before the start of the tenancy.
An inventory will normally be checked in at a pre-arranged time on the day the tenancy commences with an independent inventory clerk booked by Petras Property. It is strongly recommended that the Tenant is present both for the check-in and check-out to avoid any disputes at the end of the tenancy.
We strongly recommend that you have taken out your own insurance to protect any of your own contents that you hold at the property.
Utilities and Services
The Tenant is responsible for the gas, electricity, water, telephone, TV licence, broadband, paid for TV services (eg Sky) and council tax bills for the duration of the tenancy. Either your Landlord or Petras Property will contact the utility companies (excluding phone, broadband and TV companies who do not allow us any third party authority) on your behalf and will instruct them to transfer the accounts into your name at the start of the tenancy. However, you should also contact the suppliers to make sure this has been done. Please do not arrange for any of the utilities to be transferred to a different supplier without letting us know.
At the commencement of the tenancy, we will advise you who will be responsible for the day-today management of the property and provide you with the relevant contact details. If we are not managing the property, we are unable to arrange any repairs or maintenance on the Landlord’s behalf, nor can we control how quickly repairs will be carried out. Where we manage the property, it may be necessary for us to obtain the Landlord’s consent before arranging a repair.
By entering into a private residential tenancy agreement you agree you will not, without the prior consent of the landlord, (1) sublet the property; (2) advertise the property anywhere in print or via any other media, including any internet-based marketing websites or any social media or messaging websites or apps; (3) take in paying guests or lodgers.