As I live abroad, I like to get as much as poss done myself in advance, esp when tenant, guarantor and I are all in 3 different places.
Current tenants moving out 1st Nov. I left a couple of days void, in case any patch-painting etc to be done in between tenants. So start date of new tenancy on documents is 4th Nov.
All docs with original signatures are exchanged, and reservation fee and first month rent are in bank.
If flat is left pristine by outgoing tenants, and nothing to be done, would there be a problem if new tenant moved in a day early on 3rd? (New tenant would like that and I try to be accommodating where poss).
Would it be essential for dates on all docs to be changed to 3rd Nov and signed and witnessed where appropriate?
I have an agent doing check-in, but my instinct is to let things be, as I am a control freak and can’t be there myself. I would like know the position, though.