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The structure of the property is insured by the owner of the property. Personal possessions within the property have to be insured by the tenants.
The owner insures the structure of the property against the risk of fire and other damage. You are reminded, however, that it is your own responsibility to arrange the insurance of your personal effects against the risk of theft, fire, flood etc. The insurance of your belongings is a sensible precaution and you are strongly advised to consider this.
Charges from utilities for the supply of water is the responsibility of the tenant from the commencement to the end of the tenancy.
This is the responsibility of the tenant from the commencement to the end of the tenancy. If there is only one occupier in the property you may qualify for a 25% discount. You must check with the Local Authority.
GAS AND ELECTRICITY
Charges from utilities for the supply of gas and electricity is the responsibility of the tenant from the commencement to the end of the tenancy. At the end of the tenancy Redwood Estates must be informed of the name of the suppliers if these have been changed.
All gas appliances in Redwood Estates managed properties have been checked and serviced by a qualified gas plumber. The Gas Safety Regulations are concerned with the user’s safety and also to protect the public.
Most properties will have a telephone line installed but this will normally need reconnecting. Tenants wishing to connect a telephone or install a telephone should contact British Telecom (simply dial 150). Again, telephones are the sole responsibility of the tenants.
Redwood Estates has no responsibility for forwarding or re-directing mail. The Post Office operates a very useful scheme for re-directing mail at a low cost (details are available from any Post Office). Tenants wishing to have mail re-directed should use this scheme and are advised to inform the Post Office of the new address as early as possible.