Tenants: Common Questions and Answers
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How is rent paid?
One month’s rent is usually payable in advance on the start date of the tenancy and monthly thereafter. (Different arrangements can sometimes apply: e.g. payment of 6 months rent in advance).
How long is a tenancy usually?
A tenancy is initially for a minimum of a 6 months fixed agreement under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. After the initial fixed period the tenancy will become a statutory periodic tenancy.
How much deposit is required?
A contingency deposit is payable by the tenant, usually equivalent to one and a half months rent. (However this can vary depending on specific landlord requirements) FOR MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY (MORE THAN TWO TENANTS) TWO MONTHS RENT AS A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED.