Before undertaking viewings with one of our negotiators it is advisable to call up and have a chat about your requirements.
There are usually a number of things you will be thinking about as a tenant, such as price, location, property size, access to transport and access to local amenities. All of these will be taken on board by our negotiators and will help them to find you the perfect property.
Once you have found the perfect property through Loft Style Properties you need to make an offer. The offer must include any possible changes you would like to the property or whether you are going to be taking the property ‘as seen’. At this stage you will also need to confirm what date you intend to move in to the property.
As of the 6th of April 2007 all tenants deposits for AST agreements (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) have to be held under the protection of a government approved scheme. Stirling Ackroyd is a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). We are able to hold your deposit throughout the course of the tenancy.
Although this doesn’t apply for non-ASTs we try to ensure that most of our non-housing act tenancy deposits are placed within the scheme.
As a long let tenant you are responsible for the gas, electricity, water, television license and council tax of the property. You must ensure you contact the appropriate services as soon as you move into new accommodation and have all bills transferred into your name – otherwise you risk being disconnected. To make matters easier we have provided a comprehensive directory of all major service providers.
|Gas and Electricity:|
|Atlantic Electric & Gas||0870 013 2080|
|Countrywide Gas||0800 093 2447|
|Energy Supplies UK||0845 788 5401|
|Powergen PLC (Amerada + TXU Energy)||0800 015 2662|
|British Gas||0845 600 5001|
|EDF Energy||020 7242 9050|
|London Energy||0800 096 9000|
|London Gas Board||0800 111 999|
|Basic Power (Electricity Only)||0845 601 2421|
|Southern Electric Gas||08457 444 555|
|Npower Electricity||08457 145 146|
|Npower Gas||08457 90 60 50|
|Seaboard||0800 056 888|
|Scottish Hydro-Electric Gas||0845 300 2141|
|SWEB||0800 365 000|
|Thames Water||0845 920 0888|
|TV Licensing||0870 241 6468|
|British Telecom||0800 800 152|
|One.Tel||0800 957 0700|
|Telewest Broadband||0845 142 0000|
|City Of London||020 7332 1882|
|Hackney||020 8356 500|
|Islington||020 7527 2633|
|Lambeth||020 7649 9311|
|Southwark||020 7525 5000|
|Tower Hamlets||020 7364 5000|
All rental payments are to be made by Standing Order. If Loft Style Properties manages your property then you will need to make payments into our account. The rent will then be passed on to your Landlord.
Should Loft Style Properties not manage your property then you may have to pay your Landlord directly. In the cases where we are not collecting rent, then we will give you the details of the account in which you are to pay the rent.
You may have agreed to have a break clause put in to your contract. Your contract will specify how notice is to be served, but as a rule of thumb, if your property is managed by Loft Styled Properties you will need to deliver your notice by registered mail to Loft Style Properties Property Management, 82A Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7AN