Viewing a property is an essential part of house hunting

Every student is encouraged to view the property they wish to sign a contract for. Viewings will take place on your property if you do no plan to stay next academic year

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Unipol is a 'not for profit' organisation, so it is essential that we let every single room in order to keep our services going. The rental income is how we fund the important work we do with students.

Do I have to be in for the viewing?

No, Unipol staff will always accompany the person or group coming to look around your property and have a duplicate key for access

Will they go in my bedroom?

Yes, they will want to look at all the bedrooms so they can make an informed decision about if this is the right property for them

How will I know if a viewing is booked?

Unipol will text you details of the appointment the evening before

This might be inconvenient?

We understand that having a viewing on your property is not always convenient. However, as all viewings are done by a Unipol member of staff, they are supervised and we do ask for your co-operation. The quicker we can let your house, the quicker we can stop visiting you!

Tips for letting the property quickly so viewings can stop

Guidance for viewings during Covid19

Covid-19 safe House Hunting - read about what are doing to keep tenants safe whilst house hunting

It is important that properties are let and Unipol have referenced Government advice on how our staff can carry out physical viewings. 

Unipol will encourage potential tenants to view properties virtually at present

If a viewing is permitted to go ahead, prior to a visit tenant/s should confirm that they do not fall into any of these categories. If a tenant is within these categories the dates of the end of their period of isolation or a test showing the end of Covid-19 should be obtained and the visit rescheduled.

No property should be visited where:

  • a tenant is self-isolating
  • A tenant is showing symptoms
  • is known to have Covid-19

 The Viewing

With this in mind, Unipol will apply the following methodologys:

  • We will ask  tenants to wipe down any surfaces prior to the viewing
  • It would be preferable if current tenants could vacate the property at the time of the viewing. If this is not possible, then please remain in one room and 2 meters apart from any visitors at all times
  • Staff and viewers will not be travelling together in a vehicle to the property, but meet outside
  • Any viewing carried out by Unipol staff will mainly be visible with as little touching of surfaces as possible within the property
  • Staff will wear a face covering
  • Before entering staff and the viewer will use hand sanitiser
  • Staff and viewers will wear a face covering when inside the property.
  • Visitors will seek to minimise contact with tenants and remain 2 metres apart at all times.
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