11 Jun

Check-Ins | Moving in on the 1st September?

By TLR Estates, 10th June 2019
As the 30th June ticks ever closer, it’s almost time to move out of your current home! Whether you need information about moving-in in September or about storing your things over the summer, read on below to make sure you’re aware of how it’s all going to work.

Booked your Check-In Appointment?

  • Our office is going to be Open by Appointment Only from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July. While we won’t be in the office, we haven’t got the week off though! We’ll all be working hard, running around on check-out inspections and making sure the houses are ready for you!
  • So if you want to move any of your stuff into your new house during that week (or at any point during the summer for that matter), then you must BOOK A CHECK-IN APPOINTMENT and we’ll make sure that:
    • In CARDIFF, a member of staff is back in the office at that time.
    • In SWANSEA, a member of staff is available to meet you at the property.
  • Please call us to get yourself booked into the diary before it fills up!


need to know information

  • You will not be allowed to move into your home earlier than the 1st September 2019.
  • You will receive your Welcome Email on the 1st September 2019 which will contain useful information and resources for you to refer to throughout your tenancy.
  • You can store your belongings in the house at the landlord’s discretion no earlier than the 1st July 2019 – please ensure that you’ve phoned ahead to avoid long waiting times and potential disappointment.
    • Your belongings must be boxed or bagged and clearly labelled as “19/20 Tenant Belongings”.
    • You will have to pay a £50 key deposit (in cash) to obtain your key to move things in.
    • You are not permitted to keep your key overnight.
    • Your £50 is returned in full when you return the key. *
  • If you don’t have bills included in your rent, your Utilities responsibility begins from the 1st September 2019. (Gas, electric and water). Please ensure that you take gas and electric meter readings as close to this date as possible. When you open your account, please give them your meter readings and ensure that you state that you’re responsibility began from the 1st September 2019.

*If you’re in SWANSEA, then you will meet a member of staff at the property and will not need to pay the key deposit.


required payments and forms

Please remember that if your entire house is not completely up-to-date with your payments and forms, you will not be allow to collect your keys! The keys for the entire house will be collected by the first person who moves in. Please make sure that everything is done before travelling to the office to avoid being turned away or facing a long wait.

  • Guarantor Form | Has everyone had their guarantor complete a form and send in with their guarantor’s photographic ID?
  • Agency Fee | Has everyone paid their agency fees?
  • First Month’s Rent | Has everyone paid their first month’s rent?
  • Security Deposit | Has everyone paid their Security Deposit?
1st September Check-In Payment Plan

All of the above need to have been completed by all tenants before the first tenant moves in. All keys will be released to the first tenant and you will then need to arrange among yourselves how best to distribute the keys between you.


Still have questions?

Don’t forget to read up on our other posts in this series which you can access by clicking the links below:

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us either by phone or email.

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