Our experienced staff are fully committed to helping you every step of the way when finding your new Student accommodation. You can rest assured that any property you rent through Thorntons is in good, clean condition and is compliant with safety and HMO regulations.
We currently have no student properties available for 2016/17 academic year. Our list of availability for 2017/18 will be listed here from 5pm on Wednesday 8th February.
Each applicant will require a Guarantor. The role of the Guarantor is to ensure that you, the Tenant, abides by the terms of the Tenancy including payment of the rent as specified in your Tenancy Agreement. Your Tenancy states that all of the Tenants and all of the Guarantors for the property are jointly and severally liable for the terms of the Tenancy which includes the payment of rent. If one tenant fails to pay the rent the remaining Students and Guarantors will be pursued in addition to you and your Guarantor for any outstanding rent. All of the Guarantors will be asked to sign an individual ‘Guarantee Statement’ to confirm their obligations to the Landlord. These obligations will last for the duration of your Tenancy.
A deposit, normally the equivalent to one month rent will be payable. It is a legal requirement that the tenancy deposit is registered with a Government approved deposit scheme, we use Safe Deposits Scotland. The scheme gives both the landlord and the tenant peace of mind that the deposit monies have been lodged in safe hands.
You must contact our office in advance to arrange an appointment within office hours to collect keys. You will appreciate this is an extremely busy time for us so we cannot guarantee any last minute requests. If your property has an HMO licence your Landlord must ensure that they comply with the HMO legislation, as such an accompanied visit to the property must be arranged so that our HMO Property Manager can go through safety checks and instructions relating to the tenancy & HMO licence.
Before you move in to your new home the Landlord will usually have an independent inventory prepared. This document describes the condition of the property and its contents at the beginning of your tenancy. If you disagree with any of the content of the report you must report this within 7 days of your tenancy start date and include photographic evidence. All properties are cleaned to a professional standard prior to the start of your tenancy. If you do not agree that your property is clean to a professional standard you must report this immediately to our office.
An independent check out report is usually arranged at the end of your tenancy. This document will be compared to your inventory taken at the beginning of your tenancy to ensure that the condition that you leave it in can be fairly assessed against any deposit deductions that may be proposed.
You will be provided with check out guidance notes at the start of your tenancy, we strongly recommend that you read through these to help avoid deposit deductions at the end of your tenancy
If your landlord has selected a fully managed service, we are here to assist you if you have any problems. Our new repair reporting system is available by smartphone, tablet and computer without download and offers the following benefits:
You can also report your repairs this way by using the Report Maintenance issues button at the top of this page.