Merchant Central Building is located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City district right at the heart of the city. The vibrant area is full of great bars, restaurants and shops to fulfil your every need. The building offers a selection of various sized apartments either on an unfurnished or furnished basis all in a style conducive to urban chic surroundings and of a suitable high standard
These apartments offer a lifestyle suitably located in the heart of Glasgow for the busy professional the discerning student or a single person and couples seeking the thrill of Glasgow ideal if you love living in the Merchant City, a hub of activity.
Each of the two separate buildings at Merchant Central Building is constructed between a large open decking area which is accessed from the internal areas on the first floor of each building. Each building has a lift to all floors and each communal floor accesses via a communal secure door on each landing to the individual apartments.
Choose from a selection of various styled studio apartments of one, two or three bedroom apartments. All apartments are fitted with separate kitchen areas, bathroom with either separate shower or bath facilities
Merchant Central is only a short stroll from two main line rail stations – Glasgow Central and Glasgow’s Queen Street as well as Glasgow’s underground service. It is also only 5 minutes from the commercial centre of Glasgow and within walking distance of any of Glasgow’s universities, colleges and the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. It is opposite the newly constructed Technology and Innovation Centre located on High Street.
The Building itself:
- Purpose built for city centre living
- Property management of all communal areas
- Separate and secure bin storage
- Key fob door entry on each floor.
- Built in safety equipment in all communal areas
- Daily on-site management presence
Merchant Central Building Management
Be-Rented has all the facilities from initial viewing through to reservation to ensure a smooth transition into your home.
We know there’s quite a bit of choice out there but at Be-Rented we feel confident that you’ll agree Merchant central building is not just unique but also very convenient.
To find out more about availability, arrange a viewing, ask any questions or to reserve one of these unique apartments contact Be-Rented.
Frequently Asked Questions
As many of you renting at Merchant Central Building may be doing so for the first time, Be-Rented has provided below a list of frequently asked questions. Hopefully these will answer many of your questions and give you piece of mind. A Merchant Central Handbook will be provided to all tenants at the commencement of their lease which provides additional information on renting at Merchant Central Building and with Be-Rented.
What is the length of my initial lease?
The agreement is an Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) agreement, which means there is no end date. The tenancy is served by either party.
Are my possessions insured?
The landlord is responsible for insuring the property and any items owned by them left in the apartment. All tenants are responsible for insuring their own possessions within the accommodation. Be-Rented can organise insurance for you through our insurance broker. Ask a member of Be-Rented for more details. If you are planning to leave your rented accommodation for more than four weeks, you must inform Be-Rented in writing. Being unoccupied for a period may affect the insurance, so Be-Rented are obliged to take steps to protect the accommodation.
How do I set up my internet?
You contact your chosen provider. Your apartment has an internet connection.
Can I get sky/satellite dishes?
The developments deed of conditions does not allow satellite dishes on the building. All apartments have the facility of broadband.
The telephone service in each apartment will have been disconnected, but it may be reconnected in the new tenant’s name. British Telecom telephone number is: 0800 800 150 or www.bt.com. The property is fitted with a cable/digital line, however a provider will require to be sourced by the tenant. All charges are the responsibility of the tenant and arrangement must be made for disconnection at the end of the tenancy.
How do I sort out any utility provisions and informed them I’ve moved in?
Be-Rented will take your electricity reading and this will be provided in your inventory and will notify the utility company on your behalf.
Be-Rented will advise the relevant Local Authority of all new tenant names and occupancy dates. Tenants must apply to the local authority for any relevant discounts or exemptions.
How do I get any repairs sorted?
Call Be-Rented on 01355 302061 or email to email@example.com. We will then assess if it is an emergency repair.
Who cleans the communal areas?
The management company that manages all communal aspects of the building, sometimes referred to as a factor.
Do I need a TV licence?
If you are intending to use a TV in the apartment then you are responsible for having an up to date TV license. TV Licensing Board can be contacted on: 0844 800 6790 or www.tvlicensing.co.uk.
Can I have friends and family stay over?
Be-Rented frequently get asked this. In short one or two nights is acceptable however the condition of the lease governs who can stay in the apartment long term.
Where do I put my rubbish?
Your rubbish should be taken to one of the two provided bin stores on street level. Rubbish should be bagged in black bags and these black bags deposited in the large steel wheelie bins. Do not simply just dump your rubbish on the bin store floor!
Can I have pets?
In line with normal Deed of Conditions, no animals are allowed in Merchant Central Building.
Can I hang pictures?
Yes, you may hang pictures however please remember that you may be charged for any marks on your wall as per your inventory.
How do I order Sleep Packs.
Simply call Be-Rented on 01355 302061 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How much is my deposit?
A deposit equivalent to four weeks rent is payable at the commencement of your lease and is detailed in your Short Assured Tenancy/Lease which you will have signed. The deposit taken will be lodged with Be-Rented chosen tenancy deposit scheme in terms of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations. At the end of your tenancy the Tenancy Deposit Scheme will be responsible for refunding your deposit.
The deposit is refundable only after you have vacated your apartment and provided that:
· all rent is paid in full
- the apartment had been well maintained
- all items listed in the inventory are present and in an acceptable condition
- Be-Rented must be satisfied with the condition of the apartment before your money is refunded. If all of the above criteria are passed, then your money will be refunded within six weeks on receipt of any accurate forwarding address by the chosen deposit scheme. This is referred to in your lease.
How can I pay if I am an overseas student?
You can pay by BACS transfer, or debit/credit card.
How can I pay my rent?
As a tenant, you are responsible for ensuring your rent is paid in full and on time. Be-Rented asks for monthly payment by standing order. This makes sure we receive your rent on the correct day and reduces any late payment charges. Please note if Be-Rented incur any costs as a result of late payment, these costs may be passed to you. Please refer to your lease regarding charges. It is the tenant’s responsibility to cancel the standing order at the end of the tenancy.
Is there a charge for using a credit card?
What happens if my student loan is late?
Be-Rented will try to accommodate you where we can, however there may be a late payment fee. See your lease for further details.
Can I stay in the apartment during summer holidays?
You can stay in your apartment as long as your rent is paid!
If I go away from my apartment for the summer what do I need to do?
For insurance purposes you should let Be-Rented know if you are away from your apartment for more than twenty eight days.
Should you wish to leave the accommodation prior to the end of the contracted period you are still liable for all rent payments up until the end of the agreement, unless otherwise agreed with us.
Vacating the Accommodation
It is a condition of your lease that you must give 28 days’ notice of vacating your accommodation. This is to ensure Be-Rented markets the accommodation to ensure a new tenant with minimal vacant period for the landlord. You must vacate the apartment on the agreed date. Please also ensure that you provide us with bank details and a forwarding address in order to release any money held.
Will my property be inspected?
Be-Rented conduct visits within all our tenanted accommodation. These normally take place every three months and take no longer than five minutes, however may be more frequent. These visits ensure there are no maintenance issues that require attention and to check the accommodation is being satisfactory looked after. We will contact you in advance with a date and time to carry out the inspection. If the allocated time is inconvenient then please contact us immediately so we can reschedule.
When will I get my deposit back?
Once you move out the Rental Deposit Scheme will organise the refund of your deposit. This is normally within six weeks of your move out.
Terms & Conditions of Booking
A deposit equivalent to four weeks rent is payable at the commencement of your lease and is detailed in your Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) which you will have signed. The deposit taken will be lodged with Be-Rented chosen tenancy deposit scheme in terms of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations. At the end of your tenancy the Tenancy Deposit Scheme will be responsible for refunding your deposit.
The deposit is refundable only after you have vacated your apartment and provided that:
• all rent is paid in full
• the apartment had been well maintained
• all items listed in the inventory are present and in an acceptable condition
• Be-Rented must be satisfied with the condition of the apartment before your money is refunded. If all of the above criteria are passed, then your money will be refunded within six weeks on receipt of any accurate forwarding address by the chosen deposit scheme – Letting Protection Scotland Ltd. This is referred to in your lease.
Unfortunately once you have committed and signed your tenancy agreement this is a legally binding contract that you have entered into committing you to the full term and rent as stated on the tenancy agreement. You can not cancel your tenancy, however you can transfer your obligations to someone else who is eligible to live at the apartment with the agents agreement. Be-Rented are not obliged to find you a suitable person to take over your tenancy. YOU are responsible for the full financial commitment for the initial length of your tenancy.
Your first monthly rental and deposit together with all legal Documentations must be paid and signed before you are provided with your apartment keys and move in. Your rental will be due on the 1st day of each month following the month of your move in. Rental must be paid by Standing Order or BACS transfer on the due date. Payments made by any other method may incur a small administration fee.
Debit/Credit Card Fees
At the commencement of your tenancy the below paperwork will be provided to you. Some of these documents will require you to sign.
The management agent agreement you sign is a legal contract between the landlord/management agent and the tenant. You should read the agreement and ensure you fully understand its contents. The Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) places legal obligations on you and if you are in doubt please consult a solicitor or a qualified person before signing which would be at your own cost.
Terms of Lease
Should you decide to leave your rented property you must notify Be-Rented in writing giving 28 days’ notice.
Every tenant that moves into the property must be named on and must sign the tenancy agreement. It will be considered a breach of the agreement if anyone moves into the accommodation without the permission of the landlord or agent.
This report provides an impartial and easy to follow schedule of condition for each of the main features of the accommodation. I.e. all rooms plus en-suite (if applicable) together with details of its contents. It has been prepared on the understanding that where no comment on the condition of an element or item is made by the inventory assessor, the element or item is taken to be in good serviceable condition and without defect(s). This report will specifically comment on, and identify defects or elements in poor condition that have been observed during the inspection and will be described in the narrative of the report/evidenced in the photographs contained in the report. This report must be signed by the tenant(s) and returned to Be-Rented within five working days from the commencement of the tenancy. If the report is not returned by the tenant(s) within this timescale, any future discrepancies will not be admissible.
Schedule of Recharges
At your move out inspection appointment there will be a review of the condition of your accommodation. At this point Be-Rented will establish what maintenance is required to bring the accommodation back to the condition as the commencement of your tenancy. Discounts will be applied for reasonable wear and tear but you will be expected to pay in full for any substantial damage caused during your tenancy. Missing items and damage to furniture, furnishings, carpets and equipment will be charged at the current replacement costs. If you have any questions regarding recharge costs on your move out it is essential you discuss with our letting staff before moving out of the accommodation. Please see the information sheets entitled Schedule of Recharge Rates & Inventory Items which you will have received as part of your move-in paperwork.
At the commencement of your tenancy you will be provided with a Tenancy Handbook that is referred to in your Private Residential Tenancy (PRT).
Tenancy Information Pack
At the commencement of your tenancy you will be provided with a copy of the Tenancy Information Pack. It is a document produced by The Scottish Government. The pack gives information to tenants in privately rented housing. It talks about your home, tenancy and landlord, and the responsibilities of you and your landlord. The pack is not part of your tenancy agreement but sets out important information that is relevant to you and your landlord. The pack contains a summary of legislation relevant to private tenants. Should you want more detailed legal information, or opinion, you should seek specialist advice.
Be-Rented would like to assist with your move as much as possible and are able to arrange new Sleep Pack’s to be in place for you on the day of your move in. To take advantage of this service please complete the form provided to you at your viewing or contact a member of the Be-Rented team. Sleep Packs can be purchased in advance of your arrival and will be placed in your room. (Please note the colour of the Sleep Packs may vary at time of order.)
Our Sleep Pack includes the following items to help you get started:
• 1 x Pillow
• 1 X Hollow Fibre Duvet
• 1 X Pillow Cover
• 1 X Duvet Cover
• 1 x Fitted Bed Sheet
Be-Rented can offer you contents insurance via an insurance partner called Endsleigh Insurance. To find out more speak to one of the Be-Rented team.