Halls of Residence – No Deposits!
For our Halls of Residence, we have negotiated a special deal so that no students are required to pay a deposit. The only thing you will need to pay when reserving your apartment will be an Energy Contribution which pays for all your unlimited heating, hot water, electric and broadband during your stay. There’s nothing else to pay after that until July!
Deposits for houses
When you rent a house through a landlord or lettings agency you will normally be asked to pay a deposit before you move in. As standard deposits are normally equivalent to one months rent, but with SULETS the majority of our properties require a flat rate of £200 per person. The deposit is often referred to as a damage deposit, as the most likely reason for landlords deducting money at the end f the tenancy is to pay for the cost of repairing damage caused by the tenants. However, deductions can also be made for rent arrears or to cover unpaid bills.
Paying your deposit
Once you have chosen the house you want to live in, we collect £200 from each tenant individually and up until the point all parties have paid their £200, we will hold on to the money as a holding fee, to secure the property. Once the final £200 is received, we then have a full deposit and this will be registered with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) within 30 calendar days. If the tenancy falls through before signing, we return the holding fee to you in full without any deduction.
At the end of the tenancy
At the end of your tenancy, once all tenants have moved out of the property, we perform a tenancy check-out where we check the condition of your property against the independent inventory that was done at the start of the tenancy. SULETS gets NO benefit whatsoever from retaining any of your deposit, and neither do the landlords, as any money retained is paid to the landlord by the DPS to cover damages or arrears. We want you to get all of the deposit back so just follow these simple tips for a problem free end to your tenancy:
- Ensure that all tenants in the property have paid their rent.
- Leave the property in the same state that you found it in, referring to the inventory
- Ensure all utility bills are paid or leave a forwarding address
- Hand all keys back in to SULETS office before leaving, including window and gate keys
We aim to return all deposits where there is no dispute, as soon as possible after the end of the tenancy but please bear in mind that we have a huge number of houses to check-out at the end of June
Letting through Sulets has been a positive experience from start to present. The staff have made everything very easy for me and are always willing to go out of their way to help. They are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. I would strongly recommend them to any student. I don’t have one bad thing to say!
Sulets are a delightful and refreshingly different agency to deal with. Having several properties within the area, Sulets provided much needed advice and assistance to ensure they were marketed and widely promoted. The achievement of targeted rental rates and professionally vetted tenants is a sign of an agency that understands the needs of the landlord as well as those of tenant and I would not hesitate in using the professional services of Sulets again!
Sulets are fast with communication and extremely friendly, finding a house has never been easier. From our own personal experience, we tried to find and view a house through a private viewing but the landlord never showed. Nicol explained the process to us, showed us the house, and drew up the paper work in no time. They are very flexible and exceed everything you can expect from an agency. Thanks again Nicol, I can’t wait to move into the house!
Quick & responsive in delivering excellent customer service and within a few weeks of advertising my property, they have successfully let it and arranged the logistics for me. I would highly recommend that any landlords looking to rent to students contact Sulets, they will be able to provide you with efficient and comprehensive customer service. I will be happy to work with them again in the near future