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Final checks before signing a tenancy agreement

  • Check that the deposit is refundable
  • Carry out a full inventory
  • Get a receipt for any deposit or rent in advance
  • Check which tenancy deposit scheme the landlord uses
  • Read through the tenancy agreement before signing
  • Check the obvious things are correct – dates, names, rent amount, etc.
  • Get some help if you do not understand something
  • Make sure you understand your responsibilities as a tenant
  • If the landlord has agreed to carry out any jobs before moving in, get it confirmed in writing
  • All tenants are entitled to the full name and a UK address for their landlord
  • Ask for this to be given in writing
  • Check what is covered by the landlord’s insurance
  • You may want to take out your own contents insurance policy

For more advice and support, click here to visit the relevant Shelter Cymru Advice online page.

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