Peter David Properties - Tenants

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Information for Tenants

We let, rent and manage furnished and unfurnished properties throughout the Calderdale and Kirklees area.

Please note:

Guide for Tenants

Finding a property

The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If not urgent, we log your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as properties do move quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months.

Viewings

Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including weekends. You will be accompanied by a member of staff who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Applying for the property

Once you have decided on a property you will need to complete a tenant application form. Please contact our office for details.

References

As a minimum we require satisfactory references from your employer, and a previous or current landlord. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. To comply with our legal responsibilities for the 'Right to Rent' checks, we will require a passport and proof of address for all applicants. Appropriate visa details will be required if you are not an EU citizen.

Rents

Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance usually on the first of the month. The tenant is usually also responsible for council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, TV licence and telephone bills if applicable. All rents are payable by standing order to our bank account.

Deposit

A deposit must be paid once contracts are signed. This is held by the DPS to cover damage, breakages, rent arrears and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

Fees


Tenant fees DO NOT apply to tenants of assured shorthold tenancies since the Tenant Fee Ban 2019. There are some permitted payments/charges as detailed below which Peter David apply

Tenancy variation request
Where a tenant wishes to change the terms of the existing tenancy agreement
£60.00 (inclusive of VAT)

Breaches of the tenancy agreement (damages)
Where the tenant has breached their tenancy agreement and caused damage as a result, then landlords may still seek compensation via deductions from the deposit or court action.

Breaches of the tenancy agreement (default payments)
Landlords are allowed to charge for two types of default payments - loss of keys and late payment of rent. Both are subject to restrictions.
For the loss of keys, landlords are allowed to charge the reasonable cost that they can evidence in writing, usually the locksmith invoice.
For late payment of rent, landlords and agents may only charge 3% above the Bank of England base rate in interest on the late payment of rent from the date the payment is missed. In addition, should legal proceedings be commenced those costs can be recovered.

Note : Company lets £225 (inclusive of VAT) payable at point of application to carry out references

For your protection:

We are members of The Property Ombudsman

We are members of Client Money Protect

Repairs

We have a designated repairs coordinator to ensure repairs and maintenance are carried out promptly. We understand that one of the main complaints tenants have against landlords is disrepair. As an agent we will act to ensure repairs are done within a reasonable time period, keeping you updated at all times.

Contents Insurance

We recommend that you consider having contents insurance to not only protect your belongings but also your deposit. If you have an accident which causes damage to the landlord’s carpet, for example, contents insurance including accidental damage will enable you to claim for damage and protect any claim on your deposit. Contents insurance is also designed to protect you in the event the accommodation you are renting becomes uninhabitable due to unforeseen circumstances such as flood or fire. It is not a well-known fact, but the landlord is not responsible for re housing you under such circumstances but we will do our best to assist you. Further details are available on request.

General Data Protection Regulations

The GDPR regulations came into force on the 25th May 2018. Please read our Privacy Policy to understand how we collect, store and process your data.

10 Reasons to Choose Peter David Properties

Again thank you so much for your help, you and all your staff have been brilliant with us, and having dealt with a number of Estate Agents now we know how rare it can be to get service and support like this!

Mr R, Brighouse (prospective tenant, January 2015)
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We can not fault the service provided by Peter David Properties and in particular yourself. We feel that you have played a major part in bringing both the sale and purchase together so that it happens this coming Friday the 4th December. We feel that without your intervention last week, we may still be waiting for contracts to be exchanged. So thank you Helen - we appreciate everything you have done to assist us.

Mr & Mrs M, Highroad Well (vendor and buyer, December 2015)
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Thank you for coming today. I just thought I would let you know a little feedback if that's ok?

Both myself and my brother thought you were both extremely professional, polite and full of knowledge (it was also nice to see you had already done some research of cost etc), We were very impressed with your attitudes and your clear passion for what you do and your honesty regarding pricing and value. I look forward to hearing from you regarding solicitors fee's and brochure and will be advising my sister of how impressed I was with your services.

Thanks again

Mrs L, Huddersfield (prospective vendor, January 2016)
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I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the sale of our house. I really appreciate that you were always on the end of the phone, chasing people up on our behalf and keeping the lines of communication open between us and our buyers. This made the process much easier for us being so far away - so THANK YOU!

Mr & Mrs B, Sowerby Bridge (vendors, July 2015)
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Just wanted to say thanks for all that you and your team have done over the last few months. I have been very pleased with the service I Have received from Peter David. Thanks again.

Mr A, Todmorden (vendor, November 2015)
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We really appreciated all the hard work you put into selling our home. You provided a really professional service. We would highly recommend you all. Many thanks.

M&J, Hebden Bridge (vendor, May 2015)
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I couldn't fault you even if I wanted to. Excellent service from start to finish from Matt, Liz and Vicky. You know how to deal with people as well as houses. You made me feel secure, kept me in the loop at all times and delivered what you said you would. Thank you.

Mrs A, Hebden Bridge (vendor now living in Bristol, November 2015)
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I have been extremely fortunate enough to deal with Sherrie and the team at the town centre branch now for just over three years.
Having already used *********** in the past where i had a pretty appaling experience i was always going to be apprehensive using another agent.
With my time with Peter David, they have provided me an excellent and trustworthy service. Always found me great tenants which have proved to be exactly what i required. I have enjoyed working with them all and without them i don't think it would have been possible to carry on as a landlord.
The only reason i am leaving their service is because a family member is taking over the house now.

A truely substantial and thorough service they offer and personally worth every single penny. I have never felt any doubt or stress while they have dealt with my house and tenants. Thank you so much for the past few years guys, i couldn't recommend them enough to anyone who are looking for a managed tenancy company. Fantastic!!!

Mr T, Halifax (landlord, September 2015)
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One card, two thank you's. Wonderful service. Love and all the best for 2015 and beyond.

D, Sowerby Bridge (vendor, May 2015)
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I also wanted to say a big thank you. You have been invaluable in the purchase of Copley Drive. We really appreciate all your efforts to move things forward and keep communications going. It has been a stressful time for us and it helped us greatly to have our questions answer so quickly (solicitors are not always so helpful!). If we ever sell Copley Drive we would absolutely use Peter David Properties and would highly recommend you also. I look forward to putting a face to the voice on Friday when I collect the keys!

Mrs H, Copley (buyer, October 2015)
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