Terms and Conditions

This privacy policy sets out how Steve Stanton Property Management, trading as and hereinafter referred to as ‘Steve Stanton’ uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

Steve Stanton is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Steve Stanton may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 14/11/2014.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at stevestanton@tiscali.co.uk.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act

BEFORE LETTING YOU WILL NEED TO

  • Obtain any necessary consent from mortgage lenders. In the case of the property being leasehold consent will be needed from mortgage lender and head landlords. You must have mortgage lenders consent in writing before any actions are taken.
  • Ensure that all statutory safety checks have been carried out.  We can advise you on these e.g. gas safety check. Electrical safety check
  • Obtain energy Performance Certificate (A legal requirement since October 2008)
  • Provide instruction manuals and leaflets for all appliances e.g. GCH boilers and other systems.  We will photocopy these and either return the originals to yourself or place them on the property file for future reference.
  • Provide a copy of a current insurance certificate for the building

WE WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TO

  • Inform the local authority and utility services (excluding the telephone services) of the change of occupancy.
  • Monitor rent payments and alert you if tenants fall behind or breach the terms of their tenancy agreement.
  • Hold the tenants security deposit.
  • Arrange for emergency repairs to the property, unless you wish to carry out all works to your property yourself.  If this is the case we advise that you provide a contact number that can be given to the tenant so they can contact either your or your contractor directly in an emergency.  We will also provide you with all contact details for your tenant.
  • Collect rent from the tenants and pay it to you per calendar month.
  • With your permission advertise the property in the local press, put a ‘To-Let’ board up and circulate details of your property to any prospective tenants (this service is subject to charges).
  • Arrange accompanied viewings.
  • Advise the landlord when the tenant has expressed a wish to vacate the property.
  • With your authority prepare the appropriate tenancy and any other appropriate papers. 
  • In the event that any legal action is ever required to gain possession of the property please note that the courts will not allow us to sign applications to recover any money or the possession of the property, you must do this yourself and attend on the day of the court hearing or engage the services of a solicitor.
  • Arrange a full property inspection at the end of the tenancy.
  • Agree any dilapidations (over and above fair wear and tear) with tenants before releasing their deposit.

OUR CHARGES

  • Advertising – Includes placing an advert in the local press and circulating your property details to potential tenants. Charged at cost.
  • Erecting a To Let Board (if necessary) – £nil
  • Finding a tenant and preparing an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement – £150 
  • Monthly management charge 10% of rent collected.
  • Steve Stanton Lettings is a member of The Tenant Deposit Scheme and as such an annual charge of £0 per Landlord will be levied in January each year.  Participating in a Tenant Deposit Scheme has been a legal requirement since 6th April 2007. 

NOTES

  •  Any legal action required is the responsibility of the Landlord
  • The agent is not responsible for security or supervision of the property during any periods when it is not let.

 


ALL CHARGES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF VAT

BEFORE LETTING YOU WILL NEED TO

  • Obtain any necessary consent from mortgage lenders. In the case of the property being leasehold consent will be needed from mortgage lender and head landlords. You must have mortgage lenders consent in writing before any actions are taken.
  • Ensure that all statutory safety checks have been carried out. We can advise you on these e.g. gas safety check. Electrical safety check
  • Obtain energy Performance Certificate (A legal requirement since October 2008) – I have it
  • Provide instruction manuals and leaflets for all appliances e.g. GCH boilers and other systems. We will photocopy these and either return the originals to yourself or place them on the property file for future reference.
  • Provide a copy of a current insurance certificate for the building

WE WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TO

  • Inform the local authority and utility services (excluding the telephone services) of the change of occupancy.
  • Hold the tenants security deposit.
  • Collect the first rent payment from the tenants and pay it to you, less my fees and any deductions.
  • With your permission advertise the property in the local press, put a ‘To-Let’ board up and circulate details of your property to any prospective tenants.
  • Arrange accompanied viewings.
  • With your authority prepare the appropriate tenancy and any other appropriate papers. 

OUR CHARGES

  • Advertising – Includes placing an advert in the local press and circulating your property details to potential tenants. Included.
  • Erecting a To Let Board – Included
  • Finding a tenant and preparing an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement – To Let only fee is equal to one months rent.
  • If you require Steve Stanton Lettings to hold the deposit there is a registration charge of £20 for the initial deposit through the Tenant Deposit Scheme. Participating in a Tenant Deposit Scheme has been a legal requirement since 6th April 2007.

NOTES

  • Any legal action required is the responsibility of the Landlord
  • The agent is not responsible for security or supervision of the property during any periods when it is not let.

ALL CHARGES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF VAT

For a successful application I need a current landlord reference and a work reference with proof of income.

A recent addition is the need to check a persons ID, so I require to see a passport, driving licence or other photographic ID. On signing the tenancy I will require one month’s rent in advance and an equivalent sum as a security deposit.

Some but not all landlords accept the ERYC Bond.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. View the property.
  2. Complete an application form
  3. Provide references
  4. Agree moving date
  5. Attend at the office and sign the tenancy
  6. Pay the required rent, deposit and administration fee and collect your keys