If you're planning to rent with Scott Fraser PHOTOGRAPH EVERYTHING on day one.
We got a 1000gbp deduction from our deposit for preexisting faults in house, a major one being ubiquitous mould spots all around the property - which we were told to deal with ourselves upon reporting. I got the odd impression they're way keener to check for faults after you have moved out to be able to cut your deposit money.
Of course you can counter claim those deductions, but understandably, hardly anyone, aside from the letting agency itself of course, has the time and spare energy to do that - I think this agency is a great example of one that clearly knows that and takes advantage of it.
My advice is, if you must rent with them, make sure you document and photograph every single fault upon moving in, and in presence of their representative (possibly even have them sign that they've seen the photographs) - of course a much simpler solution is to avoid them.
38 weeks ago