Once the deposit and agency fee is paid the next time you will need to send funds will be for the summer retainer (Paid as One full month rent for July/Aug). This needs to be paid by cash, credit/debit card (via telephone or in person, a card charge will be implemented £1.50 Debit and 3% Credit) or bank transfer. After this is paid the next rent you will need to pay is for 1st September. The rent from September onwards is paid by standing order (available to download from our website www.drakes.co.uk or in the office). Rent is due on the 1st of each month no later than the 7th or you will occur late payment charges as detailed in your tenancy agreement.
If you wish to pay your rent Termly we will require the Summer Retainer payment and the September rental payment to be paid on the elected due dates and then your termly payments are as follows:
1st October – 31st January – Paid by September loan
1st February 30th April – Paid by January loan
1st May – 30th June – Paid by April loan
We will allow access to the property from 1st July if there are no major works being carried out (information will be provided when securing property).
If you request to live in the property over the retainer period please take into consideration it is a retainer period and this is the time that any maintenance works from your inventory/repair sheet are carried out.
Please be aware that within the retainer period July/August we will not be able to provide any notice to tenants that have moved in of the builders/maintenance calling to carry out works in and out of your property.
You will need to cover your personal contents but check your parent’s home insurance policy, as some insurance companies insure belongings away from home.
If this is not the case you can enquire about contents insurance through Endsleigh
Under no circumstances are pets allowed in any of Drake & Co’s properties.
You can collect your keys anytime from the 1st July after 2pm from our office, if you can’t collect your keys and would like someone to collect them for you (other than a co-tenant) you MUST inform us of the person & make sure they have photo id with them when they come to our office. Before we can release keys to any of our properties all relevant paperwork must be filled in & all funds must be paid. Under no circumstances can we post keys to any of our tenants.
A parent or guardian within the UK/EU and over the age of 21 can stand as a guarantor. The guarantor is to cover the tenant should there be any outstanding rent arrears or malicious damage be caused by the tenant to the property.
The guarantor is only liable for the tenant named on the guarantor form.
Keys to the property must be in our office no later than (12 noon) on the 30th June, If we do not receive keys back on time you may be charged for change of locks. If you leave Manchester with your keys before your initial move out date you can post the keys in a secure envelope recorded delivery but please be aware should they go missing you will be liable for replacement charges.
There are many ways you can report issues:-
Come into our office & report it.
Send us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Via our website – http://www.drakes.co.uk/tenants/repair-request
Give our office a call – 0161 224 2134
Put it in writing – Drake & Co
161a Dickenson Road
If the office is closed and you have an emergency you can ring our 24 hour emergency call out numbers!
If the issue is not an emergency you will be charged a call out fee of £20,
so please try and wait until office hours.
If you wish to move out of one of our propertiesfor any reason you must either pay until the end of your contract or (with the agreement of the other tenants) advertise your room and getanother student to take over your share of the tenancy.
Once you have let your room and the new tenant has paid the deposit all other co-tenants along with the new tenant are required to come into the office and sign a new tenancy agreement
(NOTE: there will be a £25 administration fee paid by the tenant vacating the property).
Most of our accommodation is supplied with a small double (4ft) or doublesize bed (4.6ft), a set of drawers, a wardrobe, a desk and chair. (Any other items will be what has been left by previous tenants and Drake & Co will not be responsible for repairing/replacing).
You are responsible for:
- Cleanliness and refuse disposal internal and externally
- Reporting all issues as soon as they occur
- Changing of bulbs throughout unless they are dangerous to reach
or sealed unit light fittings
- Reducing condensation issues (ventilating your room as much as possible)
- Cleaning filters on: washing machine, dryer & vacuum cleaner.
To receive your deposit back you have to return your keys (on time) and need to provide our office with proof of final bill payments (gas/water/electric). Deposit will not be refunded if the tenancy has any form of rental arrears outstanding, until all is paid up to date including charges.
Deposit are returned to the bank account details you provided on your original application form which you filled out at the beginning of your tenancy, failure to provide the correct details there will be a delay in returning your deposit.
We give you the option should you wish to have utility bills included there is an additional charge off £20 per person – per week which covers (not available for 1 & 2 bedroom properties):-
*All of the bills are under glides fair usage policy* https://www.glide.uk.com/support/policies/faup How long is the contract for? The contract is for one academic year 1st July – 30th June.
The contract is for one academic year 1st July – 30th June.
We do require a one off agency fee of £50 (+vat) which is for matching you to a property including showing you around various properties, completion of the relevant paper work and to provide assistance throughout your stay. You will also have access to our 24 hours emergency maintenance team out of office hours.
(This fee is on an annual basis should your tenancy rollover).
You will be asked to fill out a Basic Tenant Detail Application Form requiring some personal information,
We also require:
• Copy of Student ID card
• National Insurance Number
• Bank details
• Deposit funds – payable via card/cash or bank transfer
The deposit on the property is worked out by 5 times the weekly rent (e.g.) £70 per person – per week = £350 per person. The deposit is refundable at the end of your tenancy providing there are no rent or utility bills outstanding on the property & the house has been left in a clean and tidy condition and no damage has been caused.
In order to secure a property and take it off the market, you will be required to pay a deposit & sign a Legally Binding Assured Short Hold Tenancy Agreement.
There are two ways of accessing the tenancy agreement, to read through before signing. One is to visit our website www.drakes.co.uk go to ‘TENANTS’, then DOWNLOADS and you will find all necessary documentation.
Alternatively call into the office we are here to provide assistance. When you are ready to sign up, you can do it on the same day that you are in the office or make an appointment to suit you and your co-tenants.
Be Aware: Until a deposit is paid, the property will be still classed as “available” for other students to view.
You can either telephone us on 0161 224 2134 or email email@example.com or even better call into our office for a more detailed description of the property and arrange your viewing.
We like to give our current tenants at least 24 hours notice of a planned viewing. Wherever possible we prefer to show the whole group around the properties in one go as this causes less disruption to the current tenants.
Our office is open Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm Saturdays – 10:00am – 1:00pm