iLove Homes are pleased to present for rent this spacious maisonette on the northern fringe of Wednesfield, close to countryside and convenient by road for the M54 and M6 motorways plus the A462, with Willenhall, Wolverhampton and Walsall, Bentley Bridge leisure and retail park plus New Cross hospital are all within a short drive.
This delightful Maisonette is situated on the First Floor and briefly comprises; UPVC double glazed door into hallway, with storage cupboard off and stairs to first floor, spacious landing with room for small desk as office, with doors off to; lounge, fitted kitchen, refitted bathroom, and one bedroom. The property also benefits from off road parking, brick built store, front and rear gardens, off road parking, gas central heating and UPVC double glazing.
The first floor maisonette is approached via a gravelled driveway and fore garden, with a UPVC double glazed door into;
With a storage cupboard and stairs to first floor Landing With space for a desk, a UPVC double glazed window to side elevation, single panel radiator, storage cupboard with plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer, with loft access to an insulated loft, and doors to:
Lounge 15'1" x 11'8" (4.70m x 3.60m)
With laminate floor covering, UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation, a single panel radiator, and door off to bedroom.
Kitchen 9'4" x 8'8" (2.88m x 2.68m)
With a range of base units with a roll top work surface over incorporation a sink unit drainer, and a gas hob, with electric over under, with space for fridge, with a ceramic tiled floor, and ceramic tiled splash backs, with a UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation, and cupboard off housing boiler.
Bedroom 11'8" x 10'9" (3.60m x 3.33m) Having a UPVC double glazed window to front elevation, a feature bare brick wall, single panel radiator and built in wardrobe.
Refitted Bathroom with a white suite comprising of a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attach with a glass shower screen, a low level flush W.C., and a Wash hand basin incorporated into a vanity unit, with ceramic tiled floor and walls, a UPVC double glazed frosted window to side elevation, and a single panel radiator.
A brick built store with a single door and a shared rear garden laid to lawn with a fenced perimeter.
Holding deposits will be limited to a maximum of 1 week's rent and subject to statutory legislation on the repayment of this should the tenancy not go ahead. Briefly, this is proposed to be:
1. The landlord has 15 days to make a decision once a holding deposit is taken.
2. If the tenancy does not go ahead then the money must be repaid in full within 7 days of the deadline being reached or the landlord backing out.
3. Repayment does not need to be in full if the tenant backs out of the tenancy agreement themselves, fails right to rent checks, has provided false or misleading information, or where the landlord tries their best to get the information needed but the tenant fails to provide it within the 15 days.
4. If the tenancy does go ahead, the holding deposit must be returned within 7 days of agreement, unless it is converted into part payment of the actual deposit or used towards the initial rent payment.
Deposits will be limited to 5 weeks rent as a maximum amount for tenancies where the annual rent is below £50,000.Landlords should bear in mind that deposits are considered to be taken at the start of every new tenancy. As such, if they renew the tenancy on or after June 1st 2019 then they should make sure that their deposit is not more than 5 weeks rent (6 where the annual rent is £50,000 or more). If it is, then any amount above the limit should be returned.
Breaches of the tenancy agreement (damages)
Where the tenant has breached their tenancy agreement and caused damage as a result, then landlords may still seek compensation via deductions from the deposit or court action. They should also be able to leave clauses in their contract stating that the landlord may seek their costs for damages.
Breaches of the tenancy agreement (default payments)
Landlords are allowed to charge for two types of default payments - loss of keys and late payment of rent. Both are subject to restrictions.
For the loss of keys, landlords are allowed to charge the reasonable cost that they can evidence in writing. Anything landlords cannot evidence in writing with receipts will likely be considered a prohibited payment.
For late payment of rent, landlords and agents may only charge 3% above the Bank of England base rate in interest on the late payment of rent from the date the payment is missed. At the time of writing this would be 3.75% interest. They may not charge for sending reminder letters.
How to calculate interest on the rent
The calculation is (rent amount in arrears) x 0.0375 / 365 x (the amount of days since the arrears began).
Changes to the tenancy
While most costs related to assignment or surrender of a tenancy are prohibited, landlords and agents are still allowed to charge certain small sums to tenants if the tenant requests a change in tenant or an early surrender.
Where the tenants have requested a change in the tenancy (such as swapping tenants), the landlord may charge a fee of £50 for the change or the costs incurred. Landlords and agents will be able to charge the equivalent of the rent lost due to the unforeseen void period. As the void period may not be clear at the point of charging many landlords and agents will likely start to regularly refuse tenants looking to surrender early as a result.