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House Hunting Guide

House Viewing Checklist Property Address Date and time of Viewing GENERAL Name of the person conducting the viewing (and who answered your questions) Name of landlord/Agent Landlord or Agent’s contact details Is this landlord/Agent reputable? Who actually manages the property, the owner/ landlord, the Agent or someone else? Is a full and detailed inventory provided when we move in? Rent per person per week FINANCIAL Is broadband included in rent? Is anything else included in the rent? Is FREE contents insurance provided by the landlord or the Agent? How much is the Deposit per person? Will the deposit be protected in a Government approved scheme? Which Government approved scheme does the landlord/Agent use? Are there any additional charges or admin fees payable to secure the property? Energy Rating? (By law the property must have an Energy Performance Certificate, EPC) Tenancy start date? HOUSE INFORMATION Rate the location/area Number of bedrooms with double beds? Number of bedrooms with single beds? Does it have a communal lounge/lounge area? Rate the condition of house Rate the standard of décor Rate the standard of furniture Colour TV provided? DVD player provided? How many showers/bathrooms? How many toilets? Convenient for University, Town, Shops, Pub, Bus Stop, Take-Away etc? Is there any car parking – Free/Permit? Does house have a HMO Licence? (Only required if 5 + people on 3 + floors) Does house have a Gas Safety Certificate (Less than 12 months old)? Does house have an Electrical Safety Certificate (Less than 5 years old)? Have all electrical appliances provided in the house been PAT tested within the last 24 months? Are smoke detectors fitted on each floor of the house? Are fire extinguishers provided on each floor of the house? Is there a fire blanket fitted in the kitchen? Is a carbon monoxide detector fitted near every gas appliance? Does the landlord/Agent regularly inspect and test the safety equipment provided? Do you feel safe in this area? SAFETY SECURITY COMPARE THE PROPERTIES YOU VIEW HERE (We recommend you add a or a and/or rate your opinions from 1 to 6) Sinclair Properties T: 01904 427 428 E: info@sinclair-properties.com Award Winning Agency Trading 15 Years – The Market Leader 14 fully trained staff in 2 offices NALS Licensed Letting Agent Approved SAFE Agent Property Ombudsman Scheme Member Holding Client Monies Protection Insurance Sinclair Properties £ £200 (for houses with 4 or more bedrooms) TDS & DPS It’s FREE with Sinclair YES (on all applicable houses) YES (carried out every 12 months) YES (carried out every 3 months) £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £


House Hunting Guide
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