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.

Types of Lease

This property may be leased to a family for £850 per calendar month not including local authority taxes, and gas, electricity, telephone, broadband, TV Licence, cleaning and gardening charges (see below). A deposit of £1000 is required.

This property may be leased to two professionals or postgraduate or mature undergraduate students for £850 per calendar month not including local authority taxes, and gas, electricity, telephone, broadband, TV Licence, cleaning and gardening charges (see below). A deposit of £1000 is required.

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 currently for gas and electricity. 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. The cost to any tenant is, however, dependent on pattern and extent of usage.
  • TalkTalk was used by the previous tenant for telephone and broadband but there is current telephone or broadband contract.
  • A satellite dish has been installed but there is no current contract with Sky. There is also no current TV Licence for the house.
  • Please note that use of professional gardening and housecleaning services are preferred to keep the garden and house clean and tidy. It is otherwise the responsibility of the tenant to keep the house clean and the garden tidy.

Linen, Duvets, Pillows, Towels

  • Bed linen, duvets and towels are not generally supplied as standard. 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. Similarly professional house cleaning charges will be levied as required.
  • At the end of a lease tenants will be charged for commercial cleaning of any bed linen used including bedcovers, duvets and pillows. Indicative commercial cleaning costs are £22 for two double duvet covers, two double sheet and 8 pillow cases and £19 for a double duvet.

Managed Services

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

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.

Options

  • For longer lets, Bedroom 2 can be set up as a study rather than as a bedroom
  • For longer lets, Bedroom 2 can be set out with a cot.
  • 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 and managed as required at 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 along with spare sets.

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.