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Tenants

Brighton Accommodation Agency offers a wide variety of residential lettings across Brighton & Hove and our stock is ever changing. Register with us to keep up to date with all the latest properties as they become available.

All prospective tenants are required to undergo full referencing as a condition of their application for tenancy being accepted. Referencing will check the following:

  • Affordability
  • Credit Risk
  • Identity & Fraud
  • CCJ’s & Bankruptcy
  • Previous Landlord References (3 years)
  • Employers Reference/ 3 years worth of accounts.

If you have just started a new job, or are studying, you may need to provide a UK Guarantor or pay a larger deposit, please contact us for more information.

Student Lettings

Well, what can we say here? Firstly, we LOVE students, we really really do! We have a steadily growing portfolio that ranges from quirky two bedroom flats to a massive NINE bedroom apartment above a city centre pub!!

All our student properties are furnished with a Bed, Desk, Chair and Hanging space for clothes in every room. Communal furniture varies from property to property, so please make sure that you check at the viewing what is staying.

You will be asked to provide a UK Guarantor, preferably a Homeowner, if you cannot provide a guarantor you may have to pay a larger deposit.

No direct fees will be payable by tenants for the setup of a tenancy. The following costs will apply to new tenancies:

Holding Deposit - no more than one week's rent.
A holding deposit is required to secure a property. This amount will later be deducted from the first month's rent. This balance will be withheld if any tenant (or guarantor) provides false or misleading information, or fails to meet paperwork deadlines as agreed (or within 14 days (whichever is later).

Tenancy Deposit - five weeks' rent.
This amount is held against the tenancy for its duration in order to cover any damage to the property or defaults in rent.

Advance Rent - one month's rent
The first month's rent will be required in advance of the commencement of the tenancy.

Unpaid Rent
Interest will be applied to any unpaid rent at a rate of 3% above the Base Rate for the Bank of England for the duration of any time the rent remains unpaid. This will be applied to the account in the event a rent payment or portion thereof is 14 days or more in arrears.

Lost Keys or Security Devices
The tenant will be liable to the cost of replacing any keys or security devices, to a maximum of £30 (including VAT) per item. If the loss leads to locks requiring replacement, the tenant will be liable for this replacement and the cutting of required replacement keys, including those for the agent, the landlord, and any further tenants.

Variation of Contract (including change of sharer) - £50 (including VAT) per change or new tenant.

Early Termination
In the event the tenant wishes to end the contract sooner than the end of a fixed term, then the tenant will be required to pay for the landlord's costs in re-letting the property as well as any rent due under the current tenancy until the start date of the new tenancy. These costs will be capped at the total of remaining rent for the existing tenancy.

Redress Scheme - The Property Ombudsman
Client Money Protection - Client Money Protect

Please be aware that these are the costs for Assured Shorthold Tenancies to individuals. Company Lets or non-standard tenancies may carry additional costs. If you have any questions regarding this or any of the costs listed above, please email lettings@baagency.co.uk, or call 01273 672 999.

We are proud to be a member of both The Property Ombudsman and MyDeposits to help settle any disputes.

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