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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have complied a list of frequently asked questions - just click on the question to see the answer. If your query is still unanswered, please use our contact form to get in touch.

Pre-tenancy

1. I require accommodation for my next academic year, how early should I start looking at properties?

2. Can I put a deposit down on a property if none of my group have viewed it?

3. How do I arrange viewings?

4. How many properties can I view all together?

5. Can I view one or more properties this afternoon?

6. Do you do viewings on Saturdays and Sundays?

7. Does every member of the group need to attend viewings?

8. If more than one group wish to take a particular house, how do you decide who to offer the property?

9. I have attended all my viewing appointments and emailed my preferences, how soon will I hear from Sinclair Properties?

10. How long is a tenancy agreement for?

11. When is the rent due?

12. Are all properties furnished?

13. In a property with two or more bedrooms, can more than one person live in the same room?

14. Do you have any houses where I can just rent one room?

15. Do you have any properties with bills included in the rent?

16. If bills are not included, do I contact utility suppliers?

17. Do I need a TV licence?

18. Sinclair Properties advertises FREE Contents Insurance for student tenants. Can I have more information?

19. Are pets allowed?

20. What is a guarantor?

21. I am an International student and my parents live abroad. I don’t know anyone in the UK that would be a suitable guarantor. What can I do?

22. Are there any administration fees?

23. Do I need to pay a deposit?

24. What is a tenancy deposit scheme?

25. How can I pay my deposit?

During tenancy

1. What happens the day I move in?

2. What happens if something breaks down during my tenancy?

3. Can I put a lock on my bedroom door?

4. What happens if I lose my keys?

5. Can I move out before the end of the tenancy?

6. My circumstances have changed and I am unable to make a rent payment. What can I do?

7. What should I do at the end of my tenancy?

Post tenancy

1. When can I expect to receive my deposit back?