How can I arrange a viewing with Loveitts?
Looking for a new property can be a very stressful time - we aim to make this experience as pleasurable and stress free as possible. Once you register your interest with Loveitts, either via the website or with the office, we will book an appointment for you to view a selection of properties that meet your criteria.
What do I need to supply to Loveitts if I wish to apply for a property?
All tenants above the age of 18 need to supply an application form, photographic identifying documents, proof of income and proof of address and visa documentation to support your right to reside in the United Kingdom.
What can I supply as proof of income?
Our referencing team will accept 1: Three months’ payslips. 2. Three months’ worth of bank statements. 3. Your P60 confirming the last year of your income. 4. Job offer letter confirming your permanent salary for the foreseeable employment, or 5. Proof of funds provided by your accountant.
What can I supply as proof of address?
Our referencing team will accept: 1. A bill from a utility company or the council addressed to you at said address, or 2. A statement from your bank addressed to you at said property.
What can I supply as proof of ID?
Our referencing team will accept: 1. Passport, 2. Driving license, and 3. VISA documentation photographic permission to remain.
What means can I pay the application fee to the agency?
Payments can be made by phone, online or by visiting the office.
Do I need to visit the office before moving into my property?
Yes, you will need to visit the office to sign all relevant information before being given the key to your new home. This will also include your guarantor if you have one. We will need to witness signatures and make sure that you are fully aware of your responsibilities as tenants.
Can any of the application process be done online?
Yes, we will accept scanned document submissions via email providing that these are of a high quality. This can be for your application forms and payslips, however ID will be required in person so that we are sure of the authenticity.
Are bills included in the rent?
The majority of Loveitts managed properties are advertised and let on an exclusive basis. This means that you pay your rent to the landlord and pay the utility providers direct. All you have to do is pay the bills when they arrive! Should you wish to let a property on an all-inclusive basis, more often than not we are able to negotiate this with the landlord. Either way, all the paperwork is sorted for you!
Does my property have broadband?
Loveitts understands the importance of having super-fast broadband and where possible will obtain broadband speeds for you in advance of you applying. Properties tend to have a phone line, so it will just be down to choosing a provider to occupy your line!
How do I know that the gas supply to the property is safe?
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. Landlords have responsibilities for gas safety. By law your landlord must keep all gas appliances supplied for you to use in good condition and arrange a gas safety check every 12 months. We ensure that every property has a valid gas safety certificate in place before moving you in.
Do I need to check my smoke alarms when I move into the house?
Check that there the smoke alarms on each level of your house are working, it is recommended to complete this task on a weekly basis. Don't take the batteries out even if they keep going off when you cook. It could be that they are in the wrong position. Seek advice from the fire brigade
Will I be provided with a document explaining the condition of the house when I move in?
Yes! Therefore, when you first move into a house, it's essential to check the detailed inventory (list) of contents of the house and what condition they are in. We will also take supportive photographs as well which we keep on file.
Does my let include the cost of a TV license?
No, it will not! If you have or intend to have a television, laptop of games console in use of catch-up TV on premises, it is essential that you purchase a television licence. This is a legal requirement for the enjoyment of live or catch-up broadcast television.
If you have a joint tenancy you can have one licence to cover more than one television used by different occupants. If you share a house under separate agreements, or there are locks on each room/bedroom, you will need separate television licences. If you are uncertain contact the TV Licensing Agency, as if you are caught without a licence you could face a fine of up to £1,000.
How much will I have to pay for Council Tax?
Council Tax is a very important thing to consider when factoring in your expenses. It is likely to be the largest stand-alone bill that you pay for the premises. You can find out how much you will be paying by following the link below and typing your prospective postcode. https://www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands
How can Loveitts further assist with the stress of moving?
In preparation for your move, we can arrange for Tenant Shop's accredited concierge team to call you to discuss the setup of household services. They can help with the set up of broadband, TV and phone, set up your gas and electricity account and recommend other services such as removal forms. To find out more information contact our lettings team prior to move in.