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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.


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

2. How do I arrange viewings?

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

4. How many properties can I view all together?

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

6. How long is a tenancy agreement for?

7. When is the rent due?

8. Are all properties furnished?

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

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

11. Do your properties include bills in the rent?

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

13. Are pets allowed?

14. What is a guarantor?

15. 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?

16. Are there any administration fees?

17. Do I need to pay a deposit?

18. What is a tenancy deposit scheme?

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?