Tenant FAQ's

At McMillan McClure, our aim is to ensure that your tenancy application process is as smooth as possible allowing you to find a property that best suits your needs.

Can I keep a pet in the property?

Not all Landlords permit pets to be kept in the property and prior approval from the Landlord must always be secured before keeping a pet. In these cases, the Landlord may require a larger deposit, a pet reference and additional cleaning to be undertaken at the end of the tenancy.

How do I report a maintenance repair request?

Many repairs can be easily fixed without the need of a repair request. These include:

  • Airlocks in the radiators
  • The fuse has tripped
  • The door lock is stiff

There are many professional web sites that show how to handle issues like these safely and easily.

In terms of gas boiler issues, please see the DE Gas web site for some helpful information.

A common-sense approach is suggested and any repair that is not easily and safely fixed should not be attempted and must be reported.

If you do need to report a repair it should be done using the repair report form below. All repair requests are sent to our Contractors who will respond, usually within 48 hours.

Visit DE Gas Report a Repair

What if I have an emergency repair?

When a repair involves your heating breaking down, water escaping or electrical faults other than a trip switch, the emergency contact number may be used.

The office must also be advised using the repair form. The form must be noted 'Emergency Repair Contractor notified'

The Contractor may consider the repair as being non-emergency, in which case it will be sent to the office to be scheduled with any other requests that are received.

Emergency Contact Information

075 1942 4922

What do I do if I run out of oil?

If you run low or out of oil or gas and cause an air lock in the system, the charge for unlocking this will be the tenant's responsibility

How do I pay my rent?

Using the property address as the reference, all rent should be paid through standing order. Rent must have cleared into McMillan McClures account on or before your rent due date.

What if something unexpected happens and I will be late paying my rent?

If for whatever reason, you become aware that rent due will be paid late, then the office should be contacted immediately to discuss the situation (only where McMillan McClure is managing the letting on behalf of the Landlord)

How do I get my deposit back?

At the end of the tenancy the property will be inspected and provided there are no issues, the property has been left to the standard noted on the initial inventory and that the property has also been professionally cleaned to include carpets, curtains, bedding, windows, cooker etc the deposit will be returned. Any dispute regarding deposits may be resolved using the Tenancy Deposit Scheme dispute resolution service.

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How do I terminate my tenancy at the end of the original lease term?

A month before the lease ends the tenant must provide notice in writing to McMillan McClure (for managed properties). It is important to cancel your standing order when the final rent payment is made.

Can I extend my tenancy?

A tenancy can be extended however this is subject to the agreement of the Landlord. The Landlord reserves the right to charge an increased rent during the period of the extension.

How do I end my tenancy early?

Leases are legally binding contracts and any early lease terminations are subject to the agreement of the Landlord in exceptional circumstances. Requests to do so must be made in writing. The cost of remarketing and re-letting will be made by the tenant, in addition rent must continue to be paid until a suitable alternate tenant is secured and a new tenancy commences.

Before any deposit is returned, the property will be inspected as per the tenancy agreement. Deposits may not be used to pay re letting expenses.

How do I redirect my post?

At the end of the tenancy the tenant should arrange to have all post redirected to their new address within 7 days.

How to forward post

Please note: Any post addressed to the Landlord should be forwarded to the Landlord or to the McMillan McClure office.

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Awards & Accolades

It's a privilege to be acknowledged for our achievments where every member of our team grows.

  • Residential Letting Agent of the Year
    Winner - Single Branch - PropertyPal Awards 2023
  • Residential Estate Agent of the Year
    Winner - Single Branch - PropertyPal Awards 2023
  • Residential Estate Agent of the Year
    Winner - Sole Branch - Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2023
  • Best Sales Agent Regional in the Northern Ireland
    Gold Award for customer experience - 2022 - allAgents.co.uk