At Cityscape Property, our goal is to find you the perfect property to suit your requirements with the minimum of hassle and without charging you any fees in the process.
Once you are in your new home we will ensure that any maintenance issues are dealt with quickly and professionally.
The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We advise you start looking about a month or two before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly.
Please note that for your safety and peace of mind all of our managed properties are Gas Safe certificated and inspected for electrical safety and furniture fire safety and have an interlinked smoke alarm system installed.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends and you will be accompanied by a member of staff who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
Once you have decided on a property we will start the referencing process. Once this is completed to our criteria we will send you a copy of the tenancy agreement and ask you to pay the security deposit. The first month’s rent can be paid at the same time or any time before move in day.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or university/college), a previous or current landlord/letting agent and a credit reference report. We may also require a personal reference and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references. We do not charge tenants any ‘referencing’ or ‘administration’ fees.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for council tax, gas, electricity and telephone/broadband costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company client bank account or your landlord’s bank account. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company client account.
A security deposit of a minimum of one month’s rental (and maximum of 2 month’s rental) will normally be required. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, 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. Since July 2012 all deposits taken by landlords and letting agents in Scotland must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme.
Often tenants do not realise that their landlord’s insurance will not cover their own belongings. Tenants should take out their own contents insurance to adequately cover their own goods. Tenants also have a contractual obligation to look after the landlord’s property and can take out accidental damage cover for this.