Moving into your new home
Once you and your new Landlord have signed and exchanged the relevant Tenancy documents,
you are one step closer to being able to move into your new home. Once your moving
in date has been set, JAC Strattons or your new Landlord will organise an inventory
Relevant payments such as your deposit and (usually) one months’ rent have to be
paid in advance and be received as cleared funds in our account prior to moving
in. If your payment does not reach our account by your moving in date, you will
not be allowed to move into the property.
The day your tenancy commences or on the day you move in, a pre-organised inventory
check in will be conducted to assess the condition of the property. Please ensure
you will be fully available to attend this.
Once your references are approved by your new Landlord, we will prepare your Tenancy
Agreement and specify what has to be paid in advance before you move into your new
home. This is usually your deposit and one months’ rent. These payments must be
cleared into our account, otherwise the keys to the property will not be released,
even if you and your new Landlord have signed and exchanged the Tenancy Agreement.
Accordingly, please be sure to transfer or pay the monies well in advance. Outlined
below is the usual length of time required to transfer funds:
- Local Bank Transfer - 3 working days
- Credit/Debit Card - 3 working days
- Cheque - 5-6 working days
- Overseas Bank Transfer - 1-2 weeks (Please confirm with the bank)
- CHAPS TRANSFER - Immediate (Charges may be incurred)
An inventory of contents will normally be prepared before occupancy. On the day,
an inventory clerk or your landlord will check the inventory and prepare a Check-in
Report and Schedule of Condition which you will be required to sign.
A copy of the inventory and Schedule of Condition will be sent to you shortly after
you move in. Once received, please keep it safe, as it will be referred to when
you vacate the property. It is important that you check the inventory and Schedule
of Condition carefully, as this document together with your Tenancy Agreement will
form the basis of any damages claims by your landlord at the end of the tenancy.
Please advise us or the landlord of any discrepancies in writing within seven days
of moving in so as to avoid any later disputes. Meter readings for all relevant
services (electricity, gas and water) will be taken at check-in and noted on the
Schedule of Condition (we strongly advise that you keep your own record at the moving
in stage.) The cost of compiling the inventory list is usually borne by the landlord.
The charges for carrying out the inventory check-in and check-out are ordinarily
shared between landlord and tenant if any cost occurs; where one party pays the
check-in, the other pays the check-out fee. There are some exceptions, but these
will be specified in the Tenancy Agreement.