Code of Business
Merriebank Lettings & Property Services primarily acts on behalf of Landlords but of course is the permanent link between tenants and Landlords (where fully managed).
Merriebank Lettings & Property Services will endeavor to ensure that individual properties under full management are (and remain) fully fit, clean and comply with statutory requirements. All reported deficiencies are relayed direct to Landlords with a view to them being rectified as soon as is practical.
Deposits are to be lodged with one of the Tenancy Deposit Service backed by the Government. www.depositprotection.com
All applications for tenancies are treated in strict confidence and all applicants are treated in the same way. It is necessary to obtain references and to verify the authenticity of those references. References are obtained from a variety of sources (Banks, employers, credit referencing agencies, previous Landlords etc.)
Any reference taken up which proves to be false may require that the tenancy agreement be terminated at the earliest opportunity.
In general terms applicants must provide evidence that their rent will not exceed 40% of total income. Applicants that do not meet this criteria will NOT be offered a tenancy through this Agency unless supported by a home owning and employed guarantor.