Deposits, end of tenancy, rental contracts… Got a query you need help with? Phil Spencer is joined again by Maxine Fothergill, President of ARLA Propertymark, in episode 7 of season 6 of the Move iQ podcast. The two answer renters’ frequently asked questions and share advice to help make renting easier. Tune in below, or on your favourite podcast app.
Have a listen for…
Tune in to this podcast to here Phil and Maxine discuss many different topics, including:
- Tenancy Deposit Schemes
- Start & end of a tenancy
- Reducing deposit deductions & disputes
- Understanding rental inventories
- Fair wear & tear
- How your letting agent has your back
- How to get your full deposit back
- The importance of check in & check out
How to get your full deposit back
Deposits are a hot topic for all tenants, and rightly so. How can you ensure you get yours back in full? One of the most important things, says Maxine, is thoroughly checking the inventory when you check in, before you’ve moved your stuff in. Cross-check it with the property itself. Anything that doesn’t seem right, query it with your letting agent or landlord.
You have a responsibility to look after the rental property, but your letting agent will use their common sense when it comes to what constitutes fair wear and tear. Particularly if you’ve been living in the property a while, some deterioration of particular items or furniture is expected and allowed. Always ensure there’s a professional inventory at check in and check out, and examine it closely.
Who is Propertymark?
Propertymark is the leading professional membership body for the property sector.
They uphold higher professional standards across the property sector in order to protect the consumer and regulate their members according to a Code of Practice with enforcement action where agents fall short.
They provide members with nationally recognised, vocational standards through accredited qualifications and an industry leading training program. To find an agent, look for their logos and make sure your transaction is Propertymark Protected.
Want more episodes?
Season 2 of the Move iQ podcast is also there to help you rent a home the easy way. It covers everything from getting ahead of the crowd to ending a tenancy. Tune in below.
Plus, there’s plenty more of season 6 to come – tune in on your favourite podcast app of choice for more!
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Last Updated: February 2nd, 2022