About Fuse Properties in Portsmouth
Dedicated to Providing Superior Student Accommodation in Portsmouth for Students of Portsmouth University
Fuse Properties is a family-run, privately-owned property rental company specialising in providing superb standards of student accommodation in Portsmouth at affordable prices. We have been in operation since 1987 and pride ourselves on offering exceptional levels of management and a personable, highly professional service. We have an extensive portfolio with properties ranging from one bedroom flats to eight bedroom houses.
We own and manage all our houses & flats to ensure a consistent level of quality and each is overseen by a helpful and supportive landlord. Our properties are close to Portsmouth University and ideal for students and most of our properties have been totally refurbished to a high specification with fully fitted kitchen and bathrooms, well furnished bedrooms and living area. Each of the well laid-out properties has its own unique appeal and is furnished with modern furniture and appliances to ensure superior functionality.
We pride ourselves on excellent maintenance records and the high quality of accommodation we provide and for these reasons enjoy repeat tenancies and referrals from students of Portsmouth University, with many of our tenants staying with us for the full duration of their degree.
We are a member of ICO organisation – the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
“Nothing was too much trouble for Fuse – we were so well cared for…”
Superb Student Accommodation near Portsmouth University
Facilities in our Student Properties
All our student rental properties are within 20 minutes of Portsmouth University, with the vast majority being within 10 minutes – so perfectly located for students! We have one bedroomed flats through to eight bedroomed houses. Most of our student properties have been extensively refurbished and modernised to provide attractive, modern and comfortable accommodation. All ‘Fuse Properties’ are fully furnished and equipped.
Kitchens are fully fitted with all mod-cons including washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave and, in most cases, a tumble dryer. Larger properties have dishwashers. Our appliances are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, so should anything go wrong with the appliance, it is only a call away to get the problem fixed. Bedrooms are well-furnished and installed with internet and aerial points. Our properties are double-glazed and centrally heated.
We comply with all required housing standard regulations and indeed exceed them in many cases. Wherever necessary, we fit smoke detectors, heat detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and carry out annual gas checks with Certificates being provided to the tenants at the beginning of their tenancy.
“We just love showing people around and friends pop in all the time…”
Renting Accommodation to Students of Portsmouth University
It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3…
We want you to be happy with our student properties in Portsmouth and with us, so we start by ensuring that we provide as much information as possible to help you make the right decision about the property.
We personally accompany all viewings booked direct with Fuse Properties and ensure that we meet prospective tenants referred by third parties. We believe that this provides you with an opportunity to get a better feel for us and a more informative view of our properties.
Securing Your Property
Should you decide that you want to rent one of our student properties in Portsmouth, we will explain what you need to do to secure the property.
If you are renting a property as a group, we ask you to work together to co-ordinate what needs to happen so everything can be done effeciently.
We take a small holding deposit (deducted from first rent payment) as confirmation of your commitment and to allow us to progress the tenancy. If you are a UK based student at Portsmouth University, you will be required to have a UK based Guarantor, without which we will not extend any Contract. Guarantor forms will need to be completed, signed and returned to us along with proof of your Guarantor’s address and earnings. Unfortunately, failure to comply will mean that we have to rescind our Offer of Tenancy and Contract and you will forfeit your fees. For overseas students we work slightly differently and this will be explained at the time of viewing.
Once the contract has been signed and returned, along with your Direct Debit Mandate, your Guarantor’s proof of earnings and proof of address, then the tenancy is confirmed to you. This needs to be done within 7-days of initially signing up. This process is carried out via our secure automated online system.
We ask you to let us know when you would like to ‘Check-In’ – as Check-Ins are on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s important that tenants let us know their preferred Check-In date as soon as the tenancy has been confirmed in order to avoid disappointment. At ‘Check-In’ we will personally welcome you on the day that you move in. At this time, we will not merely hand over the keys but provide a thorough run through of elements that we believe will be helpful for your stay.
You will have access to an Online Portal containing useful and important information such as how:* appliances work and what to do if they do not operate properly *the boiler works and how to operate the heating system * to take meter readings and pay utility bills * to notify us should maintenance be required * to be neighbourly and responsible tenants * to deal with condensation
We provide a detailed inventory of the property and its contents at ‘Check-In’ and students will be expected to check the whole inventory and return it to us within 7-days of ‘Check-In’.
Looking After Your Property
We expect the property to be returned to us in the same condition in which it was presented, albeit allowing for fair wear and tear – see ‘Check-Out’ for further details.
Towards the end of your tenancy we will agree a date and time to officially leave the property – ‘Check-Out’. At least one representative from the tenancy should be present who will act on behalf of the other tenants. We will walk through the property with you and collectively agree what needs to be done. You will be expected to pay for cleaning back to our professional standards and for any damages and/or repairs caused as a result of ‘tenant’s mis-use’. We ask every student to take responsibility in looking after the property and living together in a group.
How to Rent
Fuse Properties student accommodation in Portsmouth (for Portsmouth University students) has been accredited by Rent it Right, a Portsmouth City Council initiative.
“Reliable, helpful and honest”
Tenancies & Contracts Agreements for our Portsmouth University Student Accommodation
We work with a typical Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreement which clearly sets out the obligations of us, the Landlord, and you, the Tenant. The agreement is a “joint tenancy” and typically 11 or 12 month contracts usually starting in September.
We outline clearly when rental payments are due (usually termly) and what the penalties are if the payments are dishonoured or late. All payment methods (Direct Debit forms) are presented to us in advance to make the whole process easier and more efficient.
Our contracts are designed to be fair to both parties you and us. We provide you with high quality accommodation, you undertake to take care of the property and pay the agreed rental on time.