388a Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, NR5 8AG

What information do I need before I check in to a house?

With student tenancies there can be quite a long wait between signing your contract and actually checking into your house. There are some important things to remember when it comes to check ins, some of it will be crucial to your group moving in on the day that you want to.

Before you can check into your house you MUST:

  • Book a check in time and date. A form will be sent out from our management system around 30 days before your contract start date.
  • Make sure at least 50% of your group can attend the check in.
  • Ensure all paperwork has been completed before your move in date. eg. contracts signed, guarantor forms signed, standing orders set up
  • Complete any right-to-rent checks. We need to see proof that you are allowed to rent in the country in person before you can move in. If we weren’t able to do this at the contract signing please make sure you bring a valid passport and any applicable visas to the check in meeting.
  • Ensure the first month’s rent has been paid. This is usually done automatically through a standing order.

At the check in meeting we will:

  • Provide you with all the keys to the house. If only 50% of your group turn up you will be responsible for getting the keys to the other half of the group.
  • Show you how to use the house utilities. e.g. heating, cooking appliance, fuse board etc.
  • Check and approve the photographic inventory. You will also get 14 days from when you move in to take and add your own photos of the house.

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