Residential Property – Frequently Asked Questions

We have tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions here, but if you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us at the Estate Office:

1. Who do I speak to?

The Estate properties are managed by Pierrepont Estates Management Ltd based at the Estate Office; Click here for contact details.

2. Where are your properties located?

We have properties in the following villages:  Perlethorpe (Thoresby Park), Budby, Edwinstowe, Kneesall and Laxton.

3. Are pets allowed?

Yes, we are a traditional rural Estate, and in normal circumstances one dog or cat is permitted within reason, which should not cause a nuisance to neighbours.  Other pets are not allowed without the specific written consent of the Estate.

4. Do I need a deposit?

We will normally require a deposit equal to one and a half-months rent, sometimes more, depending on the size of the property.  The deposit is payable, along with the first month’s rent, in advance of signing any Tenancy.  Deposits are held by us and are protected using an insurance-backed Government approved scheme.

5. Do I need a guarantor?

Credit checks will be undertaken prior to completion of a tenancy.

In certain circumstances, it may be deemed necessary for you to provide a Guarantor to sign a separate agreement, to support your tenancy for the first tenancy term.  To download our standard Guarantor Agreement please CLICK HERE.

6. How do I pay my rent?

All rents are payable  by Standing Order or Bank Transfer from your bank account in advance on the first day of each calendar month.  To download our Standing Order form CLICK HERE

7. When is the rent reviewed?

Estate policy provides for rents to be reviewed every two years on the anniversary of the start of the tenancy.

8. What do we provide with our properties?

Properties are let in a reasonable decorative condition, some are redecorated throughout following refurbishment, and must be handed back at the end of the tenancy in the same state in which they were let.  Some properties are let with carpets, and these too must be maintained in a good and clean condition.  The Estate does not provide white goods.  You will have a responsibility for all internal redecoration during the tenancy, and you may decorate using similar and subdued colours.  In the case of newly refurbished properties, tenants may not decorate during the first 12 months of the tenancy.

External decoration is the Estates’ responsibility (including lime-washing to certain properties).  Some of our properties are Listed Buildings, and changes will not be allowed.

9. What type of properties do we have?

The majority of residential properties for letting are two or three bedroomed houses, but occasionally we have larger properties available.  Most properties are traditional Estate design built between 1800 and  1950 with the majority benefiting from good sized gardens.  Heating is generally oil fired central heating, some have wood burner fired heating systems.  Logs are available from the Estate which can be delivered at a cost.

10. What type of tenancy agreement would I have?

We offer an Assured Shorthold Tenancy usually for 12 months which, if conducted satisfactorily to the Estate and yourself, is allowed to roll on and become periodic from month to month.  To download our standard Assured Shorthold Tenancy template please CLICK HERE.

11. What is the situation with repars?

Both the Estate’s and your responsibilities are set out in the Tenancy Agreement, but basically the Estate is responsible for the structure and external fabric of the property, together with electrics, heating and plumbing systems.  In the event of a repair being required which is the Estate’s responsibility, you should contact the Estate Office where either Estate staff or contractors will be instructed.  For your information we provide a Tenant’s handbook which sets out what is and is not our responsibility, and what is considered an emergency repair and the out of hours contact numbers.

12. Why rent from Thoresby or Kneesall Estates?

If you are looking for a long term tenancy and wish to be part of the community, then an Estate property is suitable for you.  We, unlike many private landlords, are secure reputable Landlords, and have some families who have lived on the Estate for generations.