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Booking / Reserving A Property

  • This describes any procedure required to secure your selected house.
  • Rebooking for a further year can involve as much work as the initial reservation if busy current tenants need constant reminding to provide further information.
  • In the worst cases a landlord / agent will retain a property for current tenants who insist they want to stay but offer compelling reasons for not formally signing (out of the country, on holiday, in hospital, etc.), e.g.  Then after the student viewing season has passed, decides to leave before signing the renewal.
  • This leaves fewer available students to fill the vacancy.
  • In some instances a void is created as a consequence of the kindness in keeping the property.
  • The agent is unfair if they do not wait and:
  • Negligent if they do but consequently do not secure a letting.
Published: 21 October 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021