Tenancy extras

21st October 2021

Over the years we’ve developed relationships with trusted third party companies to provide additional services alongside a standard tenancy. These have proven to be popular with tenants, making your property more attractive to applicants. All provide great benefits to both tenants and landlords.

Bills included

Setting up utilities can be frustrating at the best of times, even more so if you’ve never had to do it before. With the current energy crisis, bills included packages give tenants peace of mind that their utility prices will be fixed for the duration of their tenancy. Our package prices include unlimited usage of electricity, gas and water, and can be tailored to add Virgin Media broadband or even a SKY TV bundle!

It’s proven to be very popular! This is reflected in national research conducted by Accommodation for Students where 70% said they consider the inclusion of bills in their rent very important. Research by Natwest, suggests half of students find managing their budget adds to the stress of living away from home and just under a third of students don’t actively budget at all. Offering bills included packages removes the added stress and makes budgeting much easier.

Bills included packages carry the added benefit to the landlord that bad debt won’t accrue against their property. Additionally, we’ve seen a significant decrease in tenant arguments about utilities and tenants are no longer afraid to put the heating on over the winter months, which reduces the risk of mould and condensation problems arising.

By removing the stress for tenants and guarantors, whilst protecting landlords properties, our bills included packages have proven to be a winning formula for all involved. If you would like to know more about our packages then please speak to one of the team.

If you would like more information on any of the above, copies of supporting documents such as the insurance certificate or policy wording, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Contents insurance (for managed properties only)

Contents insurance is so important, but it is something tenants often forget to organise, which can be devastating when the worst happens. Tenants items are covered inside their accommodation against fire, flood and theft. Plus, it includes tenants liability which would cover your fixtures and fittings up to £5000. We have been working with Endsleigh Insurance for many years, they’ve recently redeveloped My Endsleigh, launching a new app and services.

All students using My Endsleigh will have claims support at the touch of a button. In addition, they will have access to a 24/7 wellbeing helpline, giving access to BACP accredited counsellors no matter what time of the day or night it is. My Endsleigh comes with a digital Rewards Wallet, which students can fill with cash rewards from their normal student spending. Students will have access to over 3,000 organisations at any point with much more to come. They will also be automatically entered into a chance to win £50 a week for every week of their University year. Should any students wish to extend cover to protect gadgets when outside of the accommodation, they will also have exclusive access to a 15% discount*.

Gardener included (for managed properties only)

The provision of a monthly gardener means tenants do not have to maintain the garden themselves. Where tenants are responsible for maintaining the garden we have witnessed many gardens being neglected as tenants do not often have their own gardening equipment, the time, knowledge or inclination to care for it themselves. This can result in your property looking unsightly, neighbour complaints and even attracting pests and vermin. Further action can be taken by the council with could result in fines and jeopardising your HMO licence.

Providing a monthly gardener through Coapt means the garden is consistently maintained, resulting in happy tenants and neighbours alike. There’ll never be a gardening invoice at the end of the tenancy to be deducted from the deposit, as the tenants pay for this service as part of their monthly rent.