How can I arrange to view a property?
Our range of properties available to be let can be viewed on Properties to Let .
To view a property please contact us by phone, or by the email link.
We are available to view Monday to Friday
9-5.30pm or Saturdays 9-4.00pm.
How can I find out more about the general running costs of a property?
Energy Performance Certificates are available for all our properties, and you may like to see these at the time of viewing. They will give you an idea of the energy efficiency of the property and a guide as to whether it is likely to be easy to keep warm etc.
What are the minimum requirements for me to become a tenant?
If you are interested in renting a property you must be at least 18 years of age and in full time employment.
What references are required?
Proof of income is required for all prospective tenants, usually this is in the form of an Employer’s reference, or if you are self employed, an accountant’s reference. We can discuss other options with you if needed.
We will also need a Bank reference and Landlords reference if you are renting at present. We will also carry of a Credit check.
Will I need a guarantor?
You maybe asked to supply a guarantor if your income is low, or if you have just started working. The guarantor, usually a parent, would also need to supply references. He or she will be asked to sign the tenancy agreement and will remain guarantor for the duration of the tenancy.
What fees are payable and how much money do I need to pay up front?
At the time of applying for a tenancy you will also be asked to pay an Administration fee which we will discuss with you. The day before you move in to the property you will be required to pay the first month’s rent and the same amount again as the deposit. Normally the minimum tenancy term is six months.
When I move in what utilities am I responsible for paying?
Normally you will be responsible for paying the Council Tax, the water charges, gas or oil, electricity, and any costs in respect of the telephone.Sometimes a rent may include some of these services, but this will be specified in the description.
When can I see the Tenancy Agreement?
You will be supplied with a copy of the tenancy agreement at least a week before you are asked to sign it, so that you have plenty of time to discuss it either with ourselves or a Solicitor. The minimum term is normally 6 months, although a shorter term maybe available.
How will my Deposit be dealt with?
Kavanaghs are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, which is designed to protect tenants’ deposits to ensure that no unfair charges are made.
Your deposit will be held in a Building Society Account at our control but with interest accruing to you.
Before moving in you will also be asked to check and sign a detailed inventory and schedule of condition of the property. This will be checked again once you vacate the house. We would hope to be able to refund your deposit to you in full within a week or so of your leaving. If however we are not satisfied with the way a property is left charges will only be made after discussion with you. Whenever possible you will be given an opportunity of putting matters right yourself.
Who will be responsible for repairs?
The Landlord is responsible for maintaining the property. In addition you will be supplied with a Gas Safety Certificate.
Kavanaghs have a Lettings Department which is open during normal office hours, any maintenance problems should be reported to them.
Can I expect to see anyone from Kavanaghs during my tenancy?
Kavanaghs will visit you on a regular basis, usually every four months as part of our management service for Landlords. The visit is a good opportunity for you to discuss any maintenance issues you may have, or any other concerns. The visit will be arranged at times and dates to suit you.
This is just a sample of possible questions you may have, but please do not hesitate to call us to discuss your queries.