I have a tenancy, which started in 2014, not through Open Rent.
I have a voucher for Open Rent, due to a referral I made. So I am happy to pay the £20 to upgrade to the Rent Now feature and move my existing tenancy over to Open Rent, mainly for the simple and fast, digital tenancy renewals, and the new rent collection would be a bonus too.
So, I have been told, the DPS deposit, it is best to repay that, either to the tenant or myself (DPS said this would be okay), & then repay it back to the DPS with this new tenancy agreement I am making with Open Rent.
Basically everything will be the same as the current agreement, same tenant, same property, same monthly rent, just a slightly different tenancy terms I guess but still pretty standard and focused on a normal tenancy AST so the Open Rent tenancy terms should be pretty similar to the first one she signed in 2014.
My question is.
What order to do all these things in, she is happy to meet up on Wednesday, to sign, but should I first, receive the deposit and repay it into DPS (on her behalf - which DPS have said is fine to do).
The monthly rent due date is on 1st of every month so the first rental payment on this new tenancy will be January 1st, is it okay to sign it before then? As I will be going away on January 1st and would like to have the new tenancy signed before I leave.
Any ideas welcome.