1. Marble Property Group (hereafter referred to as the agent) will be entitled to the agreed commission if it succeeds in letting the property, whether the instructions to let were given verbally or in writing.
2. The agent will be entitled to charge a fee at the settled rate in respect of any resident set up by them, for however long that said resident remain in the property (irrespective of whether the tenant’s occupancy of the property is continuous or not), whether or not the agent settle the succeeding extensions of the initial term.
3. The agent will obtain all required steps to collect the rent and any outstanding dues from the resident, and reserves the right to instruct a solicitor or other professional advisor on the landlord’s behalf if it considers it necessary, and the landlord will be responsible for the payment of the account.
4. The agent will begin any action or legal proceedings in any court in the name of the landlord or to submit to arbitration for any purpose necessary to preserve the owner’s rights and property and to defend all actions or other legal proceedings that may be brought against the owner in connection with the property. All legal costs incurred on behalf of the landlord will be the responsibility of the landlord.
5. The agent will be entitled to deduct all fees due, together with any expenses incurred on behalf of the landlord from rental income received.
6. The agent will not be legally responsible for any rent or other accountability payable by the resident, or for any outgoings payable by the agent on behalf of the landlord in the event of there being insufficient funds from the rental income to cover such.
7. The agent will not be responsible (either directly or indirectly) for any deficiency, loss or damage to the property and its fixtures, fittings and contents, however caused, whether or not they are included in the inventory.
8. The agent will not be held accountable for the management of whichever property either before the exchange of the tenancy/residency agreement or after termination of a tenancy/residency, unless this has been particularly agreed in writing.
9. The agent cannot be held responsible for injury to persons or property arising out of the condition of the property or any hazard in or about the property.
10. Where the agent is authorized to inspect the property at the end of the tenancy/residency to ascertain in the extent of any dilapidation’s, the decision and judgment of the agent in this respect shall be final.
11.The agent will maintain finances from the rental earnings on those properties where the landlord is dwelling abroad, adequate to cover the landlord’s tax liability with regard to the letting of the property under management.
12. The final month’s rental income will be compensated to the landlord in arrears so that any operating cost and outstanding contractor’s invoices can be appropriately paid.
13.The agent reserves the right to vary the quoted rates during the course of a tenancy by giving one month’s prior written notice, although every effort will be made to maintain quoted rates.
14.In the event that the agent introduces a resident to a property for renting which they, their relative or friend subsequently purchase from the landlord, the agent will be entitled to a fee, payable on completion, of 1% of the sale value of the property, not including VAT, or such payment as is relevant or applicable at the time.
15.The landlord agrees to take all reasonable measures to both ensure and provide proof that all furnishing supplied with the property to be let comply with The Fire and Furnishings (Fire/Safety) Regulations 1988 plus (amendment) regulations 1993.
16.The agent (with prior permission of the landlord) will erect a ‘To Let’ board as soon as possible from the date of this agreement in compliance with Town and Country regulations which state that only one board may be erected on the boundary of the property by an agent at any one time.