Fequently Asked Question
Q. I don't know Nottingham - where should I look for property?
A. Lenton, Arboretum, West Bridgford Forest Fields Dunkirk Beeston and the City Centre area are all very popular with students.
Q. How much does it cost to Register?
A. Registration is free with Elitelets Property Services.
Q. What is an agency fee for?
A. This is an administration charge and varies from agency to agency.
Q. How much does it cost to reserve a property?
A. Elitelets Property Services do not charge a reservation fee. We will reserve a property for 24 hours without a charge.
Q. Do I have to pay the full 12 months rent?
A. Yes if you wish to live close to the University.
Q. Why should I supply Post Dated Rent Cheques?
A. One of the advantages of supplying quarterly post-dated cheques is that we arrange the dates during the student academic year to match the arrival of your student loan.
Q. Why should I pay quarterly?
A. The dates of cheques for our managed properties are planned to correspond with the student loan regardless of the start date on the tenancy agreement.
Q. What is the deposit for?
A. Any damage to the property 'beyond normal wear and tear' will be deducted from the deposit at the end of the tenancy. Last year we returned an average of 82% of each and every deposit! This includes the minority of students who left their property in a terrible state. If you look after your property, you will get your deposit back.
Q. What is a Parental Guarantor Form?
A. A parent must sign a form to confirm they will cover your rent arrears.
Q. What if I change my mind?
A. Elitelets Property Services will retain the fee but refund the deposit as soon as a replacement is found.
Q. Are utility bills included?
A. All utilities are usually paid by the tenants.
Q. What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement?
A. The whole group will sign the same agreement for the 12 months and you will be jointly responsible for the total rent and any damage.
Q. Can we have pets?
A. Pets are usually against the terms of the Tenancy Agreement.
Q. What is night storage heating?
A. Electric radiators where heat is stored all night at a cheaper rate and released slowly during the day.
Q. Do you have gas safety certificates?
A. All Elitelets properties have Gas Safety Certificates.
Q. Any other advice?
A. Buy an A-Z, it saves a lot of time!!
Q. How do I view a property?
A. At least one of your group must come into our office to register and bring some form of student identification. We will then give you all the information you need to view the property.
Q. How can I reserve a property?
A. Your group must view the property together so you will be able to make a decision. We will reserve a property for 24 hours - no charge!
Q. Do I need a reference?
A. All Parents will be required to sign a Guarantor Form.
Q. What is an EPC?
A. An EPC is the acronym for Energy Performance Certificate.
The Energy Performance Certificate tells you how energy efficient your home is and how this will impact on the environment through Carbon Dioxide emissions. The EPC will provide advice on how to improve your home's energy efficiency to save you money and help the environment. Government and EU directives require that all properties sold or rented require an Energy Performance Certificate. As of January 2008 ALL domestic houses and apartments require an EPC prior to being marketed.