Which of my two houses is my principal home?

Which dwelling is your principal home is dependant on: Time spent at the dwellings The belief and intention which dwelling remains your principal home Your enduring intention of which dwelling is your principal home which may not be displaced by fleeting changes of mind The facts determined in the light of the evidence as a […]

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Do you always use AST?

No – the vast majority of tenancies today will be Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) but not all tenancies are ASTs. ASTs are now the ‘default’ type of tenancy. If a property is let without a written agreement, which is most unwise, then that too will normally be an AST. An AST can be for any […]

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Are references double checked by phone?

The tenant referencing company we employ use a combination of tools to collate date required for a tenant reference: Live data feeds e.g. from Equifax databases E-mail e.g. employers, accountants and landlords Telephone calls – e.g. follow-up responses/lack of response from employers, accountants and landlords The referencing company provide us with a live audit trail […]

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Why do you outsource tenant referencing?

Outsourcing tenant referencing is a common practice in the lettings industry. Jungle property require all our applicants provide comprehensive references (many letting agents will only require a sub-set of what we require e.g. credit score) and employ tenant referencing specialists to undertake this important task. As specialists, the tenant referencing company have the tools and […]

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Do you charge a fee for AST amendments from the standard AST?

No – amendments to the tenancy agreement required by the landlord are without charge to the landlord. Changes requested by the tenant are subject to a charge to the tenant subject to the provisions of the Tenant Fees Act (due enactment 1st June 2019). Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it […]

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Do you conduct Right to Rent checks?

Yes – we conduct Right to Rent Checks as part of our tenant referencing process and in accordance with legislation. We also conduct follow-up checks on Full Management property tenants (as required). For Let Only property tenants, any required follow-up checks are the responsibility of the landlord. Further Reading Right to rent checks – a […]

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Do you have a deposit dispute procedure/policy?

Tenancy deposits are handled in accordance with the legislation found in the Housing Act 2004 sections 212-215 and Schedule 10, as amended by the Localism Act 2011 and the Deregulation Act 2015. Related legislation is also to be found in a number of Statutory Instruments. The procedure for deposit disputes are defined in the The […]

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