What fees are payable if I rent through Mi-Move?
Under the Tenants Fees Act it is not legal for a landlord or an agent to charge tenants any fees except those permitted under the legislation for example for a breach of the tenancy agreement or early termination.
What are my upfront costs for renting?
Once you’ve seen a property through us that you would like to take we ask for a £500 holding deposit and this means we will stop showing the property to other prospective tenants. We will then start processing your credit checks and referencing. If these are passed we’ll draw up the tenancy agreement and get an independent inventory completed so you have peace of mind when you move in having paid the remainder of the money due (usually one month’s rent and one month’s deposit which is held by the DPS). An administration fee will apply and our administration fee to tenants can be viewed here
What is the minimum contract term?
An Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement is normally for 12 months with a break clause at 6 months, meaning that you or the landlord could give notice (usually two months) to terminate at that point. If you are happy to stay in the property after the initial 12 months the tenancy will then continue either with a new 12 month tenancy agreement or on a continuing basis until either party gives notice.
Do you accept DSS?
We know that no two set of circumstances are the same so we’re happy to register people in receipt of housing benefit but ultimately it is the decision of the landlord whether they will accommodate a tenant accepting assistance from the local authority. Our only stipulation is that you can pay the one month’s rent and deposit in advance yourself and it’s not coming from a council backed scheme.
Is there a charge to renew my tenancy?
Unlike other agencies, we don’t charge a renewal fee to you or the landlord should you wish to stay at the property.