Information for Tenants
We are here to you find your ideal home to rent. We are proud of our reputation for providing high quality properties in key locations throughout Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
As full members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) we follow a strict code of practice and ensure we are kept fully informed of current legislation.
Contact us for more information on our services to tenants or feel free to browse our available properties on-line.
Links to a referencing company will be sent to you upon the Landlord’s agreement of any offer and receipt of verified ID. You will then have 72 hours to complete this link and for Richard Jackson Property Consultants to be in receipt of satisfactory references. If the referencing is not completed with 72 hours, the Landlord reserves the right to remarket the property immediately.
All rent is due by the first day of the tenancy. Subsequent rent payments are due on the date specified in your tenancy agreement. Rent is payable by standing order unless otherwise specified in the tenancy agreement. For shared properties, we request that the rent is submitted as one full payment from the allocated head tenant unless you have agreed with your lettings negotiator in advance that you will each pay your individual share.
Richard Jackson Property Consultants are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit is to cover damage to the property, outstanding rent, unpaid utilities, cleaning, and any breaches by the tenant of the tenancy agreement. At the end of the tenancy, the deposit will be returned to the tenant as soon as practicably possible, less any deductions agreed. If deductions cannot be agreed between parties, the case will be referred to the TDS for expert third party adjudication and the apportioning of deposit money.
Renewing your tenancy:
Approximately three months prior to the end of your tenancy we will contact you to ask if you would like to extend the tenancy. If you do, a renewal agreement will be negotiated and the agreement sent to you for signature and return as soon as possible. Payment must be received prior to the start of the renewal period. If you do not wish to renew your tenancy Richard Jackson Property Consultants will commence marketing, and the property must be made available for viewings.
The inventory will be given to the tenant within 48 hours of the commencement of the tenancy. Discrepancies should be noted and returned to us within 48 hours. If the inventory is not sent back within this time it will be deemed to be correct.
Utilities and services:
You are responsible for payment of gas and oil (where applicable), electricity, council tax, television licence, telephone, broadband internet access and any other subscription services such as SKY. Cable is not always available at a property and you must make your own enquiries in this respect. A satellite dish must not be erected at the property without the written permission of the landlord.
Every effort has been made to ensure that you are given correct information about the property for which you are making an application. You must ask if there is any aspect of the property about which you are unsure. Guarantor: Guarantors will be required to sign the tenancy agreement and will be jointly and severally liable under the terms of the tenancy, including payment of rent and any breaches by the tenants of the tenancy agreement.