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Registering Your Property
Please also ensure that you read the Landlord Guide and Code of Practice.
The name of the landlord and tenant(s)
The address of the property (and room number if applicable)
The period of the agreement
The amount of the rent and other charges
Details of when the rent is to be paid
Notice period & deposit details
Even if there is no written agreement, a verbal agreement is a legally binding contract. However this is harder to negotiate if there are any problems. Regardless of what contract is used it is essential that you and your tenants read it thoroughly and understand what they are signing. Please note that we do not endorse the use of any particular contract and strongly advise you to investigate the various alternatives that are available. It is your responsibility to use a contract that is appropriate for your needs.
Please follow this link for information on government model contracts.
Any contractual agreement you enter into is strictly between you and your tenants and does not involve Edge Hill University.
Students who are studying on an NHS-funded course (Midwifery, Nursing, Operating Department Practice) receive their funding monthly, usually on the third Friday of each month. They also receive an instalment of maintenance loan three times per year; usually towards the end of September, the beginning of January and the end of April.
When your annual check has been completed and you have been provided with your landlord gas safety certificate please remember to supply the Accommodation Team with a copy so that we can ensure that any vacancies are advertised.
It is also a good idea to provide a copy of the certificate to your tenants.
Please have a look at this short three minute video, which explains the importance of using Gas Safe registered engineers in order to eliminate the risk of a gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Accommodation Team works closely with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to raise awareness amongst students and landlords about the dangers of fire and steps to take to drastically decrease the chances of fire starting. If you have any questions or need any advice please visit their website – Lancashire Fire & Rescue.
Please click here for more information
Tenancy Deposit Schemes
The deposit can be registered with:
Tenancy Deposit Schemes protect tenants in ensuring that deposits are paid back if the following conditions are met:
- the tenant meet the terms of the tenancy agreement
- the tenants doesn’t damage the property
- the tenant pays rent and bills
You must deposit the money in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme within 30 days of receiving it.
You must return the deposit within ten days of you and the tenant agreeing how much the tenant will get back. If there is a dispute between landlord and tenant, the deposit will be protected in the TDP scheme until the issue is resolved.
Whilst the majority of lettings agents and property managers provide a good service there are a minority who offer a poor service and engage in unacceptable practices. This requirement will mean that tenants and landlords with agents in the private rented sector and leaseholders and freeholders dealing with property managers in the residential sector will be able to complain to an independent person about the service they have received. Ultimately the requirement to belong to a redress scheme will help weed out bad agents and property managers and drive up standards.
The requirement will be enforced by local authorities who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where an agent or property manager who should have joined a scheme has not done so.
For more information on the Redress Scheme, and to see if it applies to you, please see here.