WE KNOW THAT YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS, SO WE HAVE THE ANSWERS!
We do offer a zero-deposit option through a partner company, Reposit!
However, if you do wish to pay a deposit, an amount equivalent to 1 week’s rent is payable up front to reserve the property, then a further 4 weeks payable at the start of the tenancy to complete the payment of your deposit. These are protected and held with the custodial Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
As you will be on a Joint and Several tenancy, according to Citizens Advice, if you have a joint tenancy, you are liable for the rent both jointly and individually. This means that one or all of you can be held responsible for the whole rent. It’s not possible to argue that each tenant is liable for their particular share.
So, if someone you live with doesn’t pay their share of the rent, the rest of you are responsible for making up the shortfall. If you don’t make up the shortfall, you are all jointly and individually responsible for any rent arrears that build up.
All bills are included – Gas, Electricity, Water, TV License and Broadband.
COUNCIL TAX IS THE STUDENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY. Whilst students are exempt from paying council tax, you must notify the council of your student status by obtaining a student exemption certificate from your university and sending this to Birmingham City Council (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|UK Passport||EEA/Swiss national passport/identity card|
|Registration Certificate or document certifying or document permanent residence of EEA/Swiss National||EEA/Swiss family member Permanent Residence card|
|Biometric Residence Permit with unlimited leave.||Passport or travel document endorsed with unlimited leave|
|UK immigration status document endorsed with unlimited leave.||A certificate of naturalisation or registration as a British Citizen.|
|A valid passport endorsed with a time-limited period||Biometric immigration document with permission to stay for time-limited period.|
|Non-EEA national residence card.||UK immigration status document with a time-limited endorsement from Home Office.|
If you lose your key, we will happily get you a new one cut at a fee of £10 per replacement key.
If you have a maintenance issue, we have a reporting system in place (The Arthur Portal) where you can raise any queries to us and be kept up to date with any developments.
However, if you require a call out for emergency visits, i.e. lost keys or being locked out of a property, you can reach us at the office number 24 hours a day at (0121 454 1444) there will be a maintenance call out charge of £25 per visit to cover contractors’ out of hours expenses.
Late/ non-payment of rent charge – £25.00 per additional month’s rent owed on a cumulative basis
Charge issued to cover credit control administration for costs of letters/ e-mails or telephone calls made to tenant.
E.g. If one month’s rent is owed, that will incur a charge of £25.00. If two month’s rent is owed, this will incur a charge of £25.00 for the first month’s late payment, and a charge of £50.00 for the second month’s late payment, as 2 months would be outstanding, costing a total of £75.00.
Charge issued for cost of call out for contractor time and administration for new appointment date.
E.g. If tenants have agreed to be at the property to allow access and do not answer the door, or if the door is locked from the inside inhibiting access with a key.