- Flat to rent £565 pcm
- Moortown view on map
My entire flat is available to rent from 1 July 2019, on an unfurnished basis.
The property is a clean and spacious two-bedroom flat on the 2nd floor of a mature three-storey block [Ground, 1st floor, 2nd floor]. Access to the flat is via a communal secure entry system and four flights of stairs leading up to the 2nd floor; there is no lift access. Please note parking is on street only.
The flat comprises of a large living/dining room, separate kitchen, bathroom and two double bedrooms. Externally, there is a spacious balcony/drying area and a secure storage cupboard (space for a bike etc). The flat is double-glazed throughout and has gas central heating/hot water.
The rent is £565.00 per calendar month, excluding bills. The returnable deposit is £565.00, which will be secured with the Government approved Deposit Protection Scheme.
A Fixed or Flexible Term Agreement is available, with a minimum commitment of 6 months (although shorter lets may be considered).
The flat is located just off King Lane in Moortown and is situated in a quiet residential area. It is a very short walk (approx. 150 metres) to the frequent bus services that depart from the King Lane Park & Ride site.
There are a number of shops and services within half a mile of the flat, including Sainsbury's (which includes an in store Lloyds Pharmacy); Argos; Homebase; Moor Allerton library; Alwoodley Medical Centre; and David Lloyd Health & Fitness Club. In addition, Marks & Spencer Simply Food, a Post Office and several banks (e. g. HSBC & Lloyds) are just over a mile away on Harrogate Road/Street Lane.
I'd recommend using Google Maps/Street View to get a feel for the area and to help you decide if the location is suitable for your needs.
The Ring Road provides easy access to surrounding areas by car and public transport.
For example, local destinations by bus:
• City Centre (4.5 miles) [30 mins]
• Universities (4 miles) [25 mins]
• Golden Acre Park (4 miles) [20 mins]
• Roundhay Park (3 miles) [20 mins]
• Chapel Allerton (2 miles) [20 mins]
Destinations further afield by car:
• Leeds Bradford Airport (7.5 miles) [20 mins]
• Harrogate (12 miles) [30 mins]
• York (26 miles) [45 mins]
The flat would suit professionals or mature students; non-smokers only and no pets.
I'd be willing to consider DSS (housing benefit or Universal Credit), but this would be subject to direct payments and/or a guarantor.
If you are interested in the flat, please read through the frequently asked questions below, before contacting me for further details and to arrange a viewing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I rent the flat?
Please use the following checklist for guidance:
a). Check the location – please ensure you are familiar with the location and surrounding area, prior to requesting a viewing. Google Street View will give you a good idea of the local area etc.
b). Check affordability – please check that you can afford the rent (paid in advance) and the deposit. Remember to think about on-going costs e. g. council tax, gas, water, electricity etc. You may be asked to provide proof of income e. g. from employment or benefit entitlement.
c). Right to Rent check – you will need to provide evidence of your right to rent in the form of a passport or other acceptable documentation that shows your immigration status. Please note, this is a legal requirement and you will not be able to rent the property if you do not pass the right to rent check.
d). Credit check – you will need to agree to have a credit check carried out to show your credit history. Alternatively, you may provide an up to date copy of your credit report.
e). Landlord reference – you will need to provide a satisfactory reference from your current/last landlord. References will only be checked if you are offered the property.
f). Arrange a viewing – please remember that a viewing does not place you under any obligation; nor does it guarantee that you will be offered the flat. A decision will not be made until all the viewings have been completed on a first come, first served basis.
2. How is the rent calculated and is it due in advance or in arrears?
The rent is £130.38 per week, which amounts to £565.00 per calendar month [£130.38 x 52 weeks; divided by 12 months].
The rent must be paid in advance on the 1st of each month, or on an alternative date (but always in advance) as agreed in your tenancy.
3. How much is the deposit and will it be protected?
The deposit/bond is £565.00, which must be paid on or before the start date of of the tenancy.
Your deposit will be protected - it will be sent to The Deposit Protection Service, which is one of the three government authorised Tenancy Deposit Protection schemes.
You will also be given a document which provides further information about tenancy deposits and how your deposit will be returned to you.
4. Will you accept ‘DSS’/Universal Credit claimants?
Yes – but you must check and confirm that:
a) entitled to and will receive the two-bedroom Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate, or Universal Credit (UC) equivalent and prove that you can make up any shortfall in the rent e. g. source of funds, or confirmation of a guarantor.
b) your LHA or UC housing payment will be paid direct as this will be a condition of the tenancy agreement.
5. Do I need to provide a reference?
Yes – a reference is required; this should be from your current or former landlord. Alternatively, you may provide an employment reference or a character reference from someone who knows you, but is not a friend or a member of your family.
If you cannot provide a landlord, employment or character reference, a satisfactory credit reference report may be used instead, but this is at the discretion of the landlord.
6. What type of tenancy will I have?
The tenancy will be a Fixed Term Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
This means the tenancy will be for a minimum of 6 (or more) months; you will have the option to extend the tenancy if the terms of the agreement are not breached. There is no maximum term but there may be reasonable circumstances in which the agreement comes to an end.
These are explained in the tenancy agreement, a copy of which will be provided to you at the start of your tenancy.
7. Will it be a sole or joint tenancy?
If you are renting the flat by yourself and no one else is moving in with you, then it will be a sole tenancy.
If you are sharing with someone else, then everyone who moves in at the start of the tenancy must be named on the tenancy agreement.
8. Will I need a guarantor?
It depends – if you have never had a tenancy in your name before, or there is likely to be a shortfall because your LHA or UC payment does not cover the full rent amount, a guarantor may be required.
9. What does part-furnished mean?
The pictures show the property furnished for illustrative purposes, but the flat will only be offered on a part-furnished basis or unfurnished, by agreement.
If the flat is offered on a part-furnished basis, this means the following items will be included:
King size bed (main bedroom only)
Stand-alone wardrobe (main bedroom only; the second bedroom has a built-in wardrobe)
Chest of drawers (one in each bedroom)
Dining table & chairs (living room)
Coffee table (living room)
Curtains (in each room)
American style side-by-side fridge freezer
If the flat is offered on an unfurnished basis, no furniture or furnishings will be included, unless agreed in advance.
Is it possible to rent one room?
No – I am not looking to rent out each room separately.
Is there a lift in the block?
No – there is no lift in the block. Please note, there are 4 flights of stairs up to the flat.
Will I receive an inventory?
Yes, if appropriate - we will agree an inventory together, which will list and describe the condition of the flat and any furniture/furnishings, or appliances included with the property.
This will make things easier if there is a dispute over the return of your deposit at the end of the tenancy.
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£565 pcm (whole property)
This advert is for a 2 bed flat and is not available by the room. Why not buddy up?
- Double room
- £290 pcm
- Double room
- £275 pcm
- Minimum term
- 3 months
- Maximum term
- Short lets considered
- Security deposit
- Part Furnished
- Disabled access
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Don't mind
- Housing Benefit
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