Information for Students - FAQ's
How will this affect my current tenancy?
We are trying our best to ensure that your day-to-day life is not being affected by the new Government legislatures, and that your tenancy is running as normal. If your house has not yet been let for next year, we may still be booking viewings if all current tenants are happy for this to go ahead. All prospective attendees are vetted prior to entering someone’s home.
Should I be making plans to leave the property?
No. We will not be recommending that anybody leaves unless they want to. All contracts and tenancies will remain valid as normal, and we will not be asking anybody to leave early.
I want to go home early, can I do this?
Yes. However you will still be tied into a contract and will need to ensure that the terms of the contract are being honoured. The property cannot be left empty for more than 28 days, as this can lead to maintenance issues and safety concerns. The rent will still be due every month, regardless of whether you are still residing in the house.
What do I need to keep an eye on in the house?
If somebody in the house is leaving early, their room will need to be left well ventilated and heated so that condensation or mould doesn’t build up. Fridges and freezers will need to be defrosted if the house is being left empty.
What should I do with my house keys?
Please keep hold of them until near the end of your tenancy. If you do not want to take them back home, then they can be left with the lead tenant or left in your room in a secure place. They can be returned to Space from 30th June 2020.
Will I still need to pay house bills if I’m leaving early?
Yes. All bills will need to be paid as normal.
What do I need to do when my tenancy ends?
We will contact you nearer the time with more information of what we will need from you. A pre-check out will be done in May which will provide you with a comprehensive guide of what the property should look like once you have moved out.
What about my security deposit, will this be affected?
As long as the house is looked after, your security deposit will not be affected by the changes.