Legals

Property Reservation/Good Faith Form

Any tenant that rents a property from Be-Rented requires to complete our Property Reservation Form. The form asks you to complete details on yourself. A fee of £195.00 is payable. This sum is included and deducted for your move in and deposit money when you move into the reserved property and after the appropriate Reference Checks are completed.

Terms & Conditions of Booking

Deposit

A deposit equivalent to six weeks rent is payable at the commencement of your lease and is detailed in your Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) which you will have signed. The deposit taken will be lodged with BE-RENTED chosen tenancy deposit scheme in terms of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations. At the end of your tenancy the Tenancy Deposit Scheme will be responsible for refunding your deposit.

The deposit is refundable only after you have vacated your apartment and provided that:
• all rent is paid in full
• the apartment had been well maintained
• all items listed in the inventory are present and in an acceptable condition
• BE-RENTED must be satisfied with the condition of the apartment before your money is refunded. If all of the above criteria are passed, then your money will be refunded within six weeks on receipt of any accurate forwarding address by the chosen deposit scheme – Letting Protection Scotland Ltd. This is referred to in your lease.

Cancellation

Unfortunately once you have committed and signed your tenancy agreement this is a legally binding contract that you have entered into committing you to the full term and rent as stated on the tenancy agreement. You can not cancel your tenancy, however you can transfer your obligations to someone else who is eligible to live at the apartment with the agents agreement. Be-Rented are not obliged to find you a suitable person to take over your tenancy. YOU are responsible for the full financial commitment for the initial length of your tenancy.

Payment

Your first monthly rental and deposit together with all legal Documentations must be paid and signed before you are provided with your apartment keys and move in. Your rental will be due on the 1st day of each month following the month of your move in. Rental must be paid by Standing Order or BACS transfer on the due date. Payments made by any other method may incur a small administration fee.

Full Payment Discount

You can receive a 2.5% discount for paying your total annual rent prior to the tenancy start date. This option will be made to you when you initially reserve your apartment. Once you move in this option is not available.

Debit/Credit Card Fees

Payment by debit card will have no surcharge. Unfortunately if you pay using a Credit Card there will be a 3.8% charge on the total amount paid.

At the commencement of your tenancy the below paperwork will be provided to you. Some of these documents will require you to sign.

Tenancy Agreement

The management agent agreement you sign is a legal contract between the landlord/management agent and the tenant. You should read the agreement and ensure you fully understand its contents. The Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) places legal obligations on you and if you are in doubt please consult a solicitor or a qualified person before signing which would be at your own cost.

Terms of Lease

Should you decide to leave your rented property you must notify BE-RENTED in writing giving 28 days notice.

Every tenant that moves into the property must be named on and must sign the tenancy agreement. It will be considered a breach of the agreement if anyone moves into the accommodation without the permission of the landlord or agent.

Inventory Items

This report provides an impartial and easy to follow schedule of condition for each of the main features of the accommodation. I.e. all rooms plus en-suite (if applicable) together with details of its contents. It has been prepared on the understanding that where no comment on the condition of an element or item is made by the inventory assessor, the element or item is taken to be in good serviceable condition and without defect(s). This report will specifically comment on, and identify defects or elements in poor condition that have been observed during the inspection and will be described in the narrative of the report/evidenced in the photographs contained in the report. This report must be signed by the tenant(s) and returned to BE-RENTED within five working days from the commencement of the tenancy. If the report is not returned by the tenant(s) within this timescale, any future discrepancies will not be admissible.

Schedule of Recharges

At your move out inspection appointment there will be a review of the condition of your accommodation. At this point BE-RENTED will establish what maintenance is required to bring the accommodation back to the condition as the commencement of your tenancy. Discounts will be applied for reasonable wear and tear but you will be expected to pay in full for any substantial damage caused during your tenancy. Missing items and damage to furniture, furnishings, carpets and equipment will be charged at the current replacement costs. If you have any questions regarding recharge costs on your move out it is essential you discuss with our letting staff before moving out of the accommodation. Please see the information sheets entitled Schedule of Recharge Rates & Inventory Items which you will have received as part of your move-in paperwork.

Tenancy Handbook

At the commencement of your tenancy you will be provided with a Tenancy Handbook that is referred to in your Private Residential Tenancy (PRT).

Tenancy Information Pack

At the commencement of your tenancy you will be provided with a copy of the Tenancy Information Pack. It is a document produced by The Scottish Government. The pack gives information to tenants in privately rented housing. It talks about your home, tenancy and landlord, and the responsibilities of you and your landlord. The pack is not part of your tenancy agreement but sets out important information that is relevant to you and your landlord. The pack contains a summary of legislation relevant to private tenants. Should you want more detailed legal information, or opinion, you should seek specialist advice.

Sleep Pack

Be-Rented would like to assist with your move as much as possible and are able to arrange new Sleep Pack’s to be in place for you on the day of your move in. To take advantage of this service please complete the form provided to you at your viewing or contact a member of the Be-Rented team.
Sleep Packs can be purchased in advance of your arrival and will be placed in your room. (Please note the colour of the Sleep Packs may vary at time of order.)

Our Sleep Pack includes the following items to help you get started:
• 1 x Pillow
• 1 X Hollow Fibre Duvet
• 1 X Pillow Cover
• 1 X Duvet Cover
• 1 x Fitted Bed Sheet

Contents Insurance

Be-Rented can offer you contents insurance via an insurance partner called Endsleigh Insurance. To find out more speak to one of the Be-Rented team.