Tenant FAQ

Harvey Lets tenants get their questions answered

Common questions and answers tenants have about renting property in Scotland

The detailed property inventory is designed to fully protect both the tenant and landlord. It is the landlord’s responsibility to have this completed before you move in.
Usually you pay one month’s rental + £100.00 as a deposit plus one month’s rental in advance. The deposit is held in a tenancy deposit scheme.
For your peace of mind we transfer the deposit to the TDS which means it is ‘ring fenced’.  On your departure we instigate its release from the scheme (directly to you) after checking over the property.
Yes, the tenancy agreement is a legally binding document and it is designed to protect the interests of both the landlord and the tenants. This document sets out your responsibilities as a tenant clearly.
You will be asked to complete a standing order mandate for the monthly rental payments. This will be payable each month in advance and will be collected on a set date as stated in the tenancy agreement.
Yes, we will ensure your details are updated at the property. All utility bills are your responsibility except where agreed otherwise in the Tenancy Agreement. We will write to the gas, electricity and water suppliers notifying them of meter readings at the commencement of the tenancy. We will also write to the local authority for council tax purposes.
Yes you will need insurance but this is your choice. The Landlord is not responsible for insuring any of your personal belongings. The Landlord covers the building and his own contents against normal perils such as fire, flood or theft but not yours. We can provide information on insurance that covers you for this and also accidental damage to the landlord’s belongings, fixtures and fittings. We can get you exclusive money saving insurance deals that are not available on the high street.
We will ask for your address history and you will have to provide a credit search report via a Credit Reference Agency. You may also be required to provide a reference from your current Landlord or Agent,as well as obtaining a written reference from your current employer. If you are self-employed we will ask for your Accountants details.
We only charge the monthly rental. There are no additional fees.
If the property is Fully Managed then Harvey Lets are your first point of contact on all matters from start to finish. Let Only means that we find tenants for the property, arrange the paperwork and move you into the property. After this the Landlord takes over the management of the property. Most properties are Fully Managed and most of our Let Only landlords are very well-known to us. As a tenant you are protected by both services.