Contracts and Payments

Your tenancy agreement is an AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) for a fixed term. When you sign the contract you have made a legally binding agreement with Thornsett Properties to keep to the terms and conditions. The most important point of a joint tenancy agreement is:

Where more than one person is named as Tenant on the Agreement the liability of the individual tenant shall be joint and several”

We use a mix of Bank Transfer (Standing Order) and Direct Debit (GoCardless)

You will receive details by email from our team prior to moving in. The details of your payments are supplied in your tenancy agreement.

Depending upon your circumstances you may need to provide a guarantor to secure the rent of your property. This may be due to the following:

  • Self employed with little evidence of income

  • No current employment contract

  • Receiving funds from a 3rd party (such as a parent or bursary)

  • Your income doesn’t meet the requirements for the rental amount

  • Your student loan/grant does not cover the rent

The guarantor will need to provide ID along with evidence of earnings or savings.

Whether you need to be released from the contract before moving in or during your tenancy, a suitable replacement will need to be found. You will be responsible for the rent/bills until a suitable tenant is secured. Once a new tenant has signed a contract and paid their deposit, we will be able to start the process of returning your deposit (minus any charges) and formally releasing you from the contract.

Speak to us and your housemates to explain the situation, we can help to readvertise the property on our website/ Rightmove, but it may help if you speak to the University to see if they can help whilst also mentioning it to friends. We will need to have in writing, confirmation from all housemates that they are happy for the room to be advertised and they will also have to confirm they are happy with the suggested replacement.

Smoking is not permitted in any of our properties, this includes any apartments, grounds or communal areas.

The use of illegal substances is not permitted within the boundaries of the property and we will take the relevant legal steps if any tenants are suspected of using or passing illegal substances to others.

Thornsett Properties operate a strict no pet policy and you are not permitted to keep pets or allow pets of any kind into the property with the exception of guide dogs.

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