Do Jungle Property check the property before the start of the tenancy?

Yes – as part of the preparation for the start of a tenancy we visit the property approximately 3 working days before the start of the tenancy. During the visit we check the following: Health and safety hazards Operation of appliances and equipment Operation of alarms Check manufacturer’s instructions for any appliances and equipment left […]

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Do I need a carbon monoxide detector for an unused fireplace?

Yes The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 states that there must be a carbon monoxide alarm in a room that ‘contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance’. The law does not allow for not having a carbon monoxide alarm if the appliance is not used. Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) […]

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The applicant has not been found on the electoral roll should I be concerned?

In isolation, the fact that the applicant has not been found on the electoral roll tells us very little about the applicant’s suitability for a tenancy. Considered alongside other referencing information this helps confirm the identifty and profile of the applicant e.g. does the applicant have any accounts (bank, utility etc.) open at the address […]

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Can I let my leasehold property for short-term (holiday) lets?

Probably not. Check the terms of your lease and if the lease states that you should not use the property for any purpose other than a private unit in the occupation of one family only then short-term holiday lets will not be permissible. There have been a few recent (2018) cases that make it clear short […]

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What is a CCJ?

County Court judgments (CCJs) are legal decisions handed down by the County Court. Judgments for monetary sums are entered on the statutory Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines, which is checked by credit reference agencies to assess the credit-worthiness of individuals. Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using […]

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My landlord has not given me any information about my deposit, should they?

A landlord who has received a tenancy deposit in connection with a shorthold tenancy, must give the tenant and any relevant person information in a prescribed form relating to the authorised deposit scheme and the protection of the deposit within 30 days of receiving the deposit. This is commonly referred to as the ‘prescribed information’. […]

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