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General questions
Before you move in, Blamires Property will have had an inventory prepared. This document describes the condition of the property and the landlord’s contents/furnishings. Having an inventory agreed by both parties at the outset reduces the risk of disputes at the end of the tenancy.
A tenancy deposit is used to cover the cost of damage that may occur during a tenancy. The inventory produced at the beginning of a tenancy is used in conjunction with periodic inspections to assess whether deductions from the deposit are necessary.
On an agreed date, we will meet you at the property to assess its condition in comparison to the previously agreed Inventory and any subsequent inspection reports. The expectation is that the property is left in the same condition in which it was let to you, allowing for fair wear and tear. If required, any appropriate amounts will be deducted from the deposit and the balance will be returned to you.
Deductions cover the cost of professional cleaning, damage above fair wear and tear, unpaid rent or other costs detailed in the tenancy agreement and any expenses due to breaches of the tenancy agreement.
Your Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding document that sets out the rights and obligations of both the Landlord and Tenant during the tenancy. It will be signed by you and Blamires Property or our representative.

  • Pay the rent on time

  • Pay the council tax (where appropriate)

  • Pay all the utility bills and the TV licence unless otherwise agreed

  • Do general household and garden maintenance (where appropriate)

  • Dispose of all rubbish

  • Clean the windows

  • Carry out basic maintenance such as replacing light bulbs

  • Keep the property secure at all times

  • Advise of any repairs or maintenance needed as soon as it arises

  • Not create unnecessary noise for neighbours

  • Ventilate the property to avoid condensation building up
We request all tenants pay their rent by bank standing order, though we do have the facility to take cash in certain circumstances. It is the tenant’s responsibility to ensure that all rent is paid on time as detailed in the contract. We may require a guarantor for the rent in certain circumstances.
Tenants should immediately notify Blamires Property of any problems that may affect the potential payment of rent. Blamires Property reserve the right to charge a reasonable penalty for late payment of rent and administration charges for having to contact Tenants regarding overdue expenses, including rent.
It is the tenant’s responsibility to ensure that your account is set up with accurate meter readings and your bills are paid. It is a good idea for tenants to also log meter readings both when you move in and when you move out.
Blamires Property is responsible for insuring the building but not contents. It is strongly recommended that tenants take out their own contents insurance.
You should advise Blamires Property of any repairs or maintenance needed as soon as it arises. We will take responsibility for instructing and liaising with any contractors and agree details for access to the property.
At least 24 hours’ notice must be given if access is required unless otherwise agreed or immediate access is required in an emergency.
You must notify your bank to cancel the standing order (we cannot do this for you)
All tenancies are fixed term contracts so there is no option to terminate early.
Your Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement will specify your landlord. Our properties are owned by one of two companies, Blamires Property LLP and Linbrook Assets Limited, both of which have the trading name Blamires Property and can be contacted at 19 Bond Street, Birstall, WF17 9EX.
Viewings are only carried out when accompanied by a member of our lettings team. Where a property is currently tenanted we would usually be required to give the tenant 24 hours notice. Where the property is vacant we will do everything we can to arrange the viewing at the earliest possible opportunity and at a mutually convenient time.
Before any referencing begins you will be asked to complete a form. As part of the referencing process we will request certain details from you, including:

  • Details of your current and previous addresses

  • Proof of current address

  • Details fo your employment

  • Confirmation of your income

  • Identification (Passport, Driving licence, etc)

  • Details of your right to live and work in the UK

  • We may also ask for bank statements and payslips

  • Contact details for your current/previous landlord

These documents will allow us to complete our pre-tenancy processes, including references from your current landlord and employer. We may also undertake credit and visa checks if relevant. You may be asked to provide a guarantor. The same reference checks are then carried out for any guarantor.
You are normally responsible for paying the council tax during the tenancy.