Tariffs and Options

Introduction

This property does not have an HMO licence. This means that the accommodation cannot be occupied by more than two unrelated persons as their only, principal, or main residence. Contact the agent for further information if you are unsure about your eligibility. Also see the more detailed note at the bottom of this page with associated links.

Long Term Let

This property may be leased as a single entity fully furnished to a family. (See options below)

  • The property can be leased on a long term basis (minimum contract duration is 12 months) for £1050 per calendar month not including local authority taxes, and gas, electricity, telephone, broadband, TV Licence, cleaning and gardening charges (see below). A deposit of £1050 is required.

This property may be leased to two professionals or postgraduate or mature undergraduate students on individual contracts. (See options below).

  • A bedroom with access to common facilities (lounge, kitchen, bathroom, spare room, hall, garden) may be leased on a long term basis (minimum contract duration is 12 months) by professionals under an individual contract, for £525 per person per calendar month not including local authority taxes, and gas, electricity, telephone, broadband, TV Licence, cleaning and gardening charges (see below). A deposit of £525 per person is required. Two bedrooms are available under this contractual arrangement. The third bedroom may be set out as a study.
  • A bedroom with access to common facilities (lounge, kitchen, bathroom, spare room, hall, garden) may be leased on a long term basis (minimum contract duration is 12 months) by Council Tax exempt postgraduate or mature undergraduate students under an individual contract, for £525 per person per calendar month not including gas, electricity, telephone, broadband, TV Licence, cleaning and gardening charges (see below). A deposit of £525 per person is required. Two bedrooms are available under this contractual arrangement. The third bedroom may be set out as a study.

Local Authority Taxes, Utilities, Cleaning, Gardening

  • The property is Band E with respect to Local Authority Taxes which include Council Tax and Water Charges.
  • First Utility is used for gas and electricity (Dual Fuel Tariff). Smart meters are installed so that readings to the suppliers are sent electronically. It is possible for tenants to view consumption patterns and charges online. Usage by previous tenants would suggest an indicative total annual cost of £1200-£1300 and First Utility forecasts usage to be £1425 for the next 12 months. The cost to any tenant is, however, dependent on pattern and extent of usage.
  • EE is used for telephone and broadband. The total per month is approximately £25 for broadband and telephone line rental which includes weekend calls to UK. The line can be upgraded to fibre with the same supplier (EE). Usage is also viewable online for the telecommunications facilities.
  • Please note that use of professional gardening and housecleaning services are preferred to keep the garden and house clean and tidy except where advance confirmation is given by the tenant relating to the cleaning of the house and the maintenance of the garden.

Linen, Duvets, Pillows, Towels

  • Bed linen, duvets and towels are not generally supplied as standard for long term leases. Bed linen, duvets and towels can, however, be provided if required at a small extra charge. This is levied as an end of tenancy bed linen cleaning charge as described below.
  • End of Tenancy

  • An end of tenancy charge is levied for professional house cleaning services dependent on need. For example if an oven requires professional cleaning a charge will be levied for that service as charged by the cleaning service (Oven Wizard). Similarly house cleaning charges will be levied as required (Maid2Clean).
  • At the end of a lease tenants will be charged for commercial cleaning of any bed linen used including duvets and pillows. Indicative commercial cleaning costs are £14 for a double duvet cover, a double sheet and 4 pillow cases and £15 for a double duvet.

Managed Services

Some, or all charges (eg Council Tax, gas, electricity, telephone, broadband), can, if preferred, be managed on behalf of tenants, or responsibility can be devolved as required, as appropriate, and as possible, given the duration of a lease.

Conditions and Lease Document

  • Leases are subject to property letting standards and legislation.
  • Sub-letting is not permitted.
  • An indicative tenancy agreement has been supplied for interest and information.

Shorter Term Letting

For short term lets the property is also let as a single entity. Linen and towels are provided and there are no further charges for gas, electricity, broadband, gardening, or Council Tax. Use of the telephone is chargeable except as and when it is free through the terms of the contract with TalkTalk. Details supplied beside telephone in house.

For pricing contact the agent.

Special rates may be available dependent on duration of stay and on numbers occupying the house. Please ask the agent for further details.

Unfortunately, for short term lets, bookings must be made fewer than 30 days before the period of the let.


Options

  • For longer lets (12 months or longer), Bedroom 2 can be set up as a study rather than as a bedroom
  • For longer lets (12 months or longer), Bedroom 2 can be set out with nursery equipment including a cot and related facilities required to care for a young child. A high chair is also available if required.
  • Although currently fully furnished, it is possible to let some or all of the property unfurnished. Under these circumstances the resultant cost of required professional services of removal, ongoing storage, and eventual return of the existing furnishings and other household items will have to be borne by the tenant.
  • For both long and short term lets a gardening, window cleaning and house cleaning services are not provided during the let but they can be contracted as required at extra cost to undertake required duties.
  • Where bed linen and towels are supplied the bed linen will be fitted prior to the start of the let and thereafter during the let bed linen will simply be supplied and not fitted.

Contact
Contact the agent for further information.


Important Note

This property does not have an HMO licence. This means that the accommodation cannot be occupied by more than two unrelated persons as their only, principal, or main residence.

There is no statutory definition of "principal residence".

(Quote from 'Briefing for the Public Petitions Committee - Petition 1249') "The Order states only that a student's term-time residence is to be taken as their principal residence, and that a hospital is not the principal residence of patients. It is generally agreed that principal residence is not simply a matter of the number of days spent at an address, but that it depends on the "quality of occupation". Even a hostel where people stay for only a few months may be their principal residence for that period.”

For clarification of the legal situation please see the Scottish Goverment website.

An HMO licence is not required for holiday lets.