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Inventories, Insurance & Utilities




Ensure that you have an inventory prepared which lists the contents of the property and also describes the condition of both the property and its contents. The landlord will pay for the inventory when you first move in, which we, as the Landlords agent, will normally organise.





The landlord is normally responsible for insuring the property and its furnishings.


It is recommended that you ensure that your possessions in the rental property are fully insured, and it is important that you make it clear to the insurance company that the insurance you require is for a rental property.



Utilities & Council Tax


In addition to your rent, you will almost certainly be required to pay electricity, gas, water charges, telephone, television licence, and any charges for satellite or cable television, if available. All this will be clearly set out in the tenancy agreement.


Council Tax at the rate applicable to your circumstances will also be payable.


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You may need a guarantor if:

  • You have not been working in continuous full-time employment for at least 6 months for your current or previous employer. (Note: Continuous means: without a break of more than 14 days during the previous 6 month period. Full-time means: A minimum of 37 hours per week.)

  • You cannot be located on the Electoral Roll at the address(es) given and are unable to provide proof of residency.

  • Your rental commitment is more than 40% of your annual gross income.

  • You have recently arrived from overseas to take up new employment. Each case will be treated individually and contracts of employment and a copy of your passport will be required.

  • You have an adverse credit history which has been declared on the application form and is acceptable to the Landlord.


If a guarantor is required, they must:

  • Be a homeowner in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or Isle of Man. (Note: Guarantors residing in the Channel Islands, Eire or elsewhere in the World are not acceptable.)

  • Have a clean credit history - subject to appeal where documentary proof can be provided.

  • Be able to demonstrate their ability to cover the rent should the tenant fail to meet their commitment. This will be the full commitment as agreed under the AST.

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What areas do you serve?

We operate in Birmingham and surrounding areas. We have listed properties in: Hodgehill, Ward End, Alum Rock, Bordesley Green, Shard End, Castle Bromwich, Chelmsley Wood, Kingshurst, Castlevale, Stechford, Yardley, Sheldon, Aston, Nechells and Erdington. Wherever you are based, please get in contact to see how we can help. 

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What is included in your lettings service?

We offer a comprehensive lettings service. One of our friendly team will offer professional advice and support throughout the letting process. We will manage all aspects of letting your property including, marketing your let, finding tenants, and mediating discussions between landlords and tenants. 

Do you ever release my personal contact details or information?

No. We will never share any of your personal details without explicit consent from yourself. Any personal paperwork will be disposed of via shredding. 

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