Sam Macdonald, Lettings Negotiator for iConn Property Management writes:

For our current tenants, I’m afraid it’s already time to decide on your accommodation requirements for the next academic year.

We need to know whether or not you will be renewing your current tenancy for the forthcoming academic year 2012/2013, or if you intend to leave at the end of your current tenancy in June 2012. Please complete the enclosed form and return it to us at the above address no later than  Friday 25th November 2011.

There was a substantial shortage of student accommodation this year due to the universities over subscribing and not being able to provide the amount of accommodation on campus as planned. Based on this expected demand for next year please consider your position wisely when deciding to either stay in your current property or vacate and look for alternative accommodation.

After all, why go through the upheaval of re applying and moving to a new property when you can just reapply and stay in your current property,  you also have the added benefits of receiving a 50% discount off your administration fees and not having to find the funds for a new deposit.

Please find below your options:

OPTION ONE: You renew your current tenancy and stay in the same property.

By doing this you will benefit from the following: (This also applies to any tenant who will be staying on in the same property and finding new housemate(s) to share with. Please note any new housemate will pay the full administration fee)

*Half price administration fees (£50.00)

*No need to pay a new deposit.

*A Free Gift from iConn when you collect your keys for the new academic year.

*A Welcome box delivered to your property.

*Plus you will be entered into the Renewal Raffle with a chance to win:

                **A 6 month subscription to Blockbuster worth £25.00.

                **A Dominos Pizza Voucher worth £20.00.

                **A Food Hamper worth £15.00. 

OPTION TWO: You do not renew your tenancy for your current property but instead rent      

One of our other student properties. By doing this you will benefit from the following:

*Half price administration fees (£50.00)

*A Welcome box delivered to your property.

Please be aware that you will have to pay a £400.00 deposit to secure a new property.

OPTION THREE: You do not renew your current tenancy and you do not rent another property through iConn Property Management.

We will be sad to see you go BUT we do not charge for future referencing of our tenants, so that is one benefit for you.

Some further points for consideration:

If we have not received your confirmation by November 25th, it will be assumed that you are not re-applying for a 2012/13 tenancy and your property will be included on our student property list as available for viewings for the next academic year.

If you do decide not to renew your tenancy, we will not be able to offer you the ability to stay on if you are unsuccessful in finding alternative accommodation due to the high demand and low supply of properties for next year. We are expecting to let all our student properties without delay from the start of our marketing period in December 2011.

If your property joins our availability list, your current tenancy agreement stipulates that viewings can and will be conducted by iConn after giving you 24 hours notice in writing or by telephone. Please advise us with reliable contact numbers to reach you on. Please note leaving you a voice mail message is deemed to be adequate notice. Please ensure that we have access to all rooms, including all bedrooms and that the property is kept in a clean and tidy order.

If you decide to stay in your current property please be aware that there will be an annual rental increase for the next tenancy term, the average being around £8.00 per person per month. The amount will be confirmed in the new year.