New Tenant Information
Rental properties in Lyndon always attract strong demand. Instead of operating on a first-come, first-served basis, the most suitable occupants get selected for any available tenancies. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with the Estate Office.
Properties are let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) for a twelve-month initial term. After this, if both parties agree, the tenancy switches to a Statutory Periodic Tenancy (SPT), a rolling agreement that may continue indefinitely. Rents typically get reviewed every two years in line with inflation. Given The Estate rarely sells off any property, many tenants have become valued, active community members and happily call Lyndon their long-term home.
Unless expressly stated, all properties are unfurnished except for flooring materials. Before the tenancy commences, any maintenance, compliance, cleaning and garden tidying works get completed. Lastly, an inventory is produced, including complete photographic records, documenting the property condition at the time of letting.
The tenant is responsible for routine maintenance, gardening, and interior decoration. The landlord administers significant repair work, exterior decoration, heating system servicing, chimney sweeping, gutter clearing and other compliance tasks.
Well-behaved pets are welcome so long as they do not cause a nuisance and are not left alone for long periods. If the landlord grants permission, a specific pet agreement must get signed.
If deciding to proceed with a tenancy having viewed a property, all occupants (aged 18 and over) must:
- Complete a questionnaire to provide background information.
- Provide proof of the legal right to rent a property in England (further information).
- Permit a credit reference check and have no adverse history on file.
Following a successful application, the deposit (usually five weeks' rent) must get paid immediately to secure the property.
Don't hesitate to contact the Estate Office if you would like to apply for one of the available properties or require further information about the letting procedures.