Who will I live with?
We take great care, wherever possible, to match all
prospective housemates with a household that suits their social background.
Wherever possible, housemates of a similar age and background will be offered
accommodation together. However, we do not discriminate on any grounds
including grounds of age, gender, race, religion or disability.
Where do I keep my food?
Each housemate has their own kitchen cupboard for storage
of dry foods, such as tea-bags, pasta, etc, along with a shelf each in both the
fridge and the freezer as an absolute minimum. Many of the larger houses have
double range ovens or even 2 cookers in order that two people can prepare
separate meals at the same time. Of course, everyone works and keeps different
hours, so it will be very rare (if ever) to queue for the oven.
What happens if I have a dispute with another
Because we endeavour to match housemates with each
other, we very rarely have housemate disputes. Initially we usually suggest
that housemates attempt to resolve any disputes between themselves. This can
normally be achieved by the housemates calling a house meeting and inviting all
housemates along to it. A good chat over a bottle of wine normally does the
If this still proves impossible, we will only intervene provided that
all adequate steps have already been taken within the household to resolve
problems internally. If a settlement can’t be reached, it is possible that we
can offer one or both parties alternative accommodation in one of our other
Essentially, provided that housemates respect that as well as
sharing kitchen and a bathroom facilities, each shares with the others a noise
environment, there are rarely disputes. Frankly, what happens behind your
bedroom door is your business, provided that it doesn’t adversely affect anyone
else in the house.
Who are TelfordRooms.com?
TelfordRooms.com comprises a managing director, a
marketing and lettings manager, a permanent maintenance manager and various
office, cleaning and gardening staff.
Can I advertise my spare-room with
No. We only advertise our own properties that are
managed and owned by ourselves.
How long can I stay?
As long as you would like! We’d love it if you made
your permanent home at one of the houses operated by TelfordRooms.com, but we
do understand that life changes. We do operate a minimum contractual stay in
order to minimise the disruption to the household and to comply with relevant
contract law. Our longest stay so far has been over 10 years!
Can I stay weekends?
We may own the house, but it’s your home, 7 days a
Where do I park?
In nearly all cases, the properties have ample
off-street parking, and this will be shown to you when you come and view. In a
few cases, where parking is tight, other arrangements have been made, and these
will be explained to you at the time.
What does fully furnished include?
Every room normally has: A double bed (unless
otherwise stated) complete with a mattress and displayed with bedding including
pillows, duvet, sheets and a full duvet and pillow case set that matches the
room (arrangements can be made for you to buy the bedding if you do not have
your own). Each room normally has a wardrobe, drawer space, a computer desk/TV
table and a bedside cabinet. In many cases there is even more furniture – but
never crowded and always tastefully chosen and intelligently arranged. You are
free to reorganise your room as you like. We even have blinds or curtains on
the windows, paintings on the walls and lamps in the corners! Each house will normally
have at least: A washing machine, cooker, kettle, microwave, toaster, clothes
line or airer, dishwasher (in some houses) and a vacuum cleaner.
Am I allowed guests?
We may own the house, but it’s your home.
Boyfriends, girlfriends, family and friends are all allowed. However, each
housemate is responsible for the conduct and behaviour of their own guests and
a guest that stays over more than 3 nights a week is not allowed as this counts
as “living there” and is subject to various legal issues, not to mention undue
Do I have a lock on my door?
Each door is solid and sturdy and a solid and
sturdy lock is fitted on most doors, with keys held only by you and a spare by
us. Access by TelfordRooms.com will be preceded by reasonable notice wherever
possible, except in an emergency – like the bath leaking through your ceiling –
and even then, we’ll call or text to inform you we’ve entered, ensuring any
tradesmen are escorted at all times and your door is locked behind us. This is
Are my belongings covered for insurance purposes?
Unfortunately we can’t insure someone else’s
belongings, so insurance for your possessions is your responsibility. However,
there are insurance companies who specialise in house-share insurances, and a
typical cost for this area is between £65 - £100/ year.
What bills does the Landlord pay?
All of the following are paid for by the landlord -
fair and normal use of gas and electricity (with a fair use policy), water
rates, communal council tax, a "Free-to-Use" wireless internet
broadband (where supplied), a regular cleaner (minimum of 48 per year), and a
gardener when needed.
If you require a dedicated internet supply to the
extent that the "Free-to-Use" wireless internet broadband is not
satisfactory to your needs, then you will be allowed to have your own broadband
supplied to the house from a supplier of your choice, so long as it is
professionally installed and paid for by you.
How is my rent paid?
Rent is always required to be paid a month in
advance, so the first month’s rent will be needed before you could move in. After
the first payment you can pay your rent either weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly or
calendar monthly depending on how you get paid, but always ensuring that by your
next rent due date a further month’s rent has been paid on or before the rent
due date. We accept bank transfer and debit/credit cards but our preferred
method is by standing order. Standing order is
a convenient and secure way of paying your rent that doesn’t require you to see
or be inconvenienced by us.
Do you take DSS/DWP?
All applicants need to be able to pay all costs in
advance to include the first months rent in advance. They must either be able
to pass our affordability tests (your income must be greater than 3.5 times the
cost of the room) or you will need to have an employed property owning
guarantor who can cover the rent.
Do I share a bathroom?
Some of our rooms have their own lovely en-suite
bathrooms, if you’re applying for one of those, lucky you! If not, be aware
that there are never more than 4/5 people to a bathroom and very often, many
less. Most of our houses have separate toilets and some have multiple
bathrooms. Of course, everyone works and keeps different hours, so it will be
very rare (if ever) to queue for a bathroom.
Can I decorate my room?
No – however all rooms are professionally decorated
a light and airy white – which means by changing the pictures on the walls, the
duvet colour etc, you can very easily personalise a colour scheme for your
Can I bring my own furniture?
You can add furniture to that which is supplied,
but no furniture must be removed from the room. Basically if there’s plenty of
room, then yes you can, if not, then no you can’t.
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