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3.27 Moving in a Tenant

Once the tenancy has been signed and normally after the first month’s rent and deposit has been paid, the keys should be given to the tenant.

A standing order form could be completed at this stage if future rent is to be paid this way.

At the time of the tenant moving in, the inventory should be checked and signed, the meter readings checked and information provided to the utility companies (gas, electricity and water).