Tenants Fees Schedule

New Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST's) signed on or after 1 June 2019

Holding Deposit (per tenancy) One week’s rent. This is to reserve a property.  Please note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days of application (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).
Security Deposit (per tenancy – rent under £50,000 per year) Five week’s rent.  This covers damage or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Unpaid rent Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent.  Please Note:  This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Key(s) or other security devices Tenants are liable for the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s).  If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord and any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant.  If extra costs are incurred, there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Variation of Contract (Tenant’s Request) £50 (inc VAT) per agreed variation (£41.67 excl VAT). To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Change of Sharer (Tenant’s Request) £50 (inc VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred, if higher (£41.67 excl VAT). To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Early Termination (Tenant’s Request) Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord’s costs in re-letting the property as well as rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy.  These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
A holding deposit will be retained in four circumstances;
  • If the tenant fails a Right to Rent check regardless of when the deposit was accepted;
  • If the tenant provides false or misleading information to the landlord or letting agent, which the landlord is reasonably entitled to consider in deciding whether to grant the tenancy because this materially affects their suitability to rent the property;
  • If the tenant notifies the landlord or letting agent before the Deadline for Agreement that they have decided not to enter into the tenancy agreement;
  • If the tenant fails to take all reasonable steps to enter into a tenancy agreement.


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