Housing questions housing General questions How long are the rental agreements? They are for a minimum of 6 months and normally a maximum of 12. Do I have to set the term at the beginning of the agreement or can I decide at 6 months if I want to stay longer? Tenants will be issued with a shorthold tenancy running for six months; this will then run on month by month by mutual agreement. What happens if I want to leave early? At any stage of the tenancy, either party can give two months notice. What happens if I lose my job / don’t pass my probation? The aim of the project is to help people into the book trade. In these circumstances, you would need to decide if this is a temporary difficulty – in which case you would be welcome to stay (subject to continuing to pay rent). Otherwise, the notice period could be reduced and it may be possible to leave earlier, if circumstances require. Are there any rules in the housing complex? Like all landlords we ask that noise late at night be kept to a minimum and that you treat the property and your neighbours as respectfully as possible. The tenancy agreement covers legal obligations on both parties. What happens if I have any problems with the property? You talk to us. As your landlords we’re obligated to fix any fabric problems that may occur.However, normal precautions should be taken to avoid issues such as blocked drains or toilets; heating should be left on low during winter months, particularly if unoccupied, to prevent burst pipes etc. A member of staff will be able to offer guidance. Can I have people to stay? Like any rented property you can of course have friends, family or partners to stay over, they just can’t be permanent residents. Are the properties furnished? Yes. An inventory of furnishings and household items supplied will be provided when you move in, with a list of items we do not supply which you will need to consider acquiring, depending on your needs.