There’s no need to second guess, we will tell you everything you need to know.
How we’re dealing with COVID
Our number one priority is ensuring that The Slate Yard is safe for all staff, residents and viewers. Now that we’re able to resume our viewings and lettings process, here’s what you need to know about the protective measures we’ve put in place.
We’re offering virtual viewings as well as one-household tours (all socially distanced, of course)
Feel safe knowing you can enjoy a contact-free move in, with all the usual support and help if you need it
We have installed protective screens at the reception desks
We have rearranged our shared, social areas to ensure social distancing
Residents will be asked to socially distance in the stairwells and lifts
Our onsite team will be wearing PPE, including masks and gloves
First and foremost, we’d like to thank all our residents for adhering to these new safety rules. Whilst they can be restrictive at times, they’re in place to protect our wonderful community and onsite team. As the government guidelines change, so will our instructions, but you will receive an update as soon as this happens. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our fight against COVID-19 or how it impacts you. Just drop us an email and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.
How do I book a viewing?
It’s really simple – all you need to do is get in touch with a member of our team on 0161 672 5755 or write to us via the contact page. We offer virtual and in-person viewings but please note, this may change as a result of government restrictions. To find out, just give us a call.
Do I have to pay to reserve a home?
Yes. A holding deposit must be paid in order to reserve a home. The amount due is dependent on the home you reserve and will be deducted from your first months’ rent:
1 bed £150
2 beds £200
3 beds £250
The holding deposit is held in line with the Tenant Fees Act 2019.Please contact the Resident Services Team for more information.
Do I have to pay a deposit for my apartment when I move in?
We ask for a dilapidation deposit of one month’s rent when you move in. (The dilapidation deposit is refunded on condition of the property being returned in a good condition at the end of you tenancy). Please contact the Resident Services Team for more information.
How much are bills?
All residents at The Slate Yard benefit from free fibre broadband – Household utility bills such as water, electricity and council tax are your responsibility.
The exact cost of your electricity and water bills will of course depend on your own personal usage as well as anyone you may share your home with – If living independently and managing bills is new to you, it may be worth researching the typical costs of bills based on the type of property you’re looking for and the number of people you will be sharing your home with as this is something which you will need to factor into the cost of renting.
Do I need a guarantor?
In order to rent an apartment at The Slate Yard, you will need to meet our affordability criteria. This requires you to be in permanent employment in the UK with an annual income of at least 30x the monthly rent for single occupants OR for multiple occupants, each occupant must have an annual income of at least 15x the monthly rent.
Where affordability criteria is not met, you will be asked to provide a UK guarantor – your guarantor must be in permeant employment in the UK with an annual income of at least 30x the monthly rent.
In the case that you are in full time studies, receiving your income from overseas or in some cases, self-employed – a guarantor will also be required.
Is there parking?
On-site parking is £150 per month (subject to availability). Parking is also available in the NCP car park opposite at a discounted rate of £415 per quarter (£138 per month) OR £1,495 per annum (£124 per month).
Is there a 24-hour concierge?
Yes – there is staff on site 24 hours a day to ensure you feel safe and supported. If have any questions about anything or need some assistance, speak to a member of staff at reception and they’ll be happy to help.
What services do you offer?
We’re constantly reviewing the services we offer to make your experience at The Slate Yard as pleasurable as possible. As part of our incredible selection of amenities, we have a committed onsite maintenance team who will be happy to assist you anything you need.
Is WIFI included in the price?
It sure is – and it’s not just your bog-standard internet, every apartment comes with high-speed broadband.
Are the apartments furnished?
Our apartments come furnished with bespoke pieces at no extra cost. To make your move-in experience as effortless as possible, your furniture is set up on your arrival and will include a variety of designer pieces, including a sofa, large bed(s), coffee tables, dining tables and much more.
When can I move in?
Once you’ve completed referencing and a move-in date has been agreed, you’re good to go.
Is there a gym?
Yes, and a cycle and yoga studio! Our state-of-the-art gym features all the equipment you need to burn calories, build muscle and find your zen. But if you’d like to challenge yourself further, our onsite PT instructors will whip you into shape at one of their bootcamps – for a small charge.
Where can I store my bike?
Don’t worry, we have a safe and secure cycle storage unit for residents on a first come, first serve basis.
What pets can I have?
The Slate Yard is pet friendly, but you will have to pay a little more rent to cover the cost of cleaning and general wear and tear. Most small pets are fine, but we do have restrictions on the size, breed and type of pets brought into the building. To find out if your companion falls in line with our rules, just get in touch.
Is there a residents’ social area?
We’re all about community at The Slate Yard and have designed our amenities to support this. Our residents’ lounge is located on the ground floor and has free coffee and super-fast WIFI. It’s the perfect place to relax and have a catch up.
Are there residents’ social events?
It’s our goal to have our residents’ mix and feel part of a real community. Therefore, we host regular social events to encourage this. From cheese and wine tasting and summer BBQ’s to book clubs and Yoga, you’ll not want to miss out on our exciting social calendar.
Do the apartments have working windows?
Of course – all our properties have windows that open.
Can members of the public use the amenities?
The Slate Yard’s amazing extras are exclusive to residents. However, if you’d like to bring some friends, that’s not a problem.
What transport links are nearby?
Inner city life: The Slate Yard is only a 4 minute walk from Spinningfields and Salford Central, making your commute a breeze…
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