explanation of our tenant fees
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We would like to provide clarity of the fees that may become payable during a tenancy you are looking to enter into. We believe you should understand these before you make any decision about a property or before you decide to view a property.
We set out below what work is involved and how our fees are calculated once your offer has been accepted by your prospective landlord. These fees will be paid in addition to any rent and Deposit that is due under a Tenancy Agreement. Acceptance of any offer will be subject to contract, referencing and immigration checks. These will usually cover:
Referencing and Right to Rent Checks - You will be asked to complete an application before referencing can be undertaken, you should also provide an original photographic Identification (e.g. passport, National ID card, VISA, resident permit, driving licence) and Proof of Residence (e.g. original utility bill, council tax bill or bank statement all of which much be less than 3 months old) if you have any queries relating to this please speak to the branch you are dealing with.
Tenancy Agreement - Negotiating and agreeing a tenancy agreement between you and your prospective landlord, including any special clauses or requirements which have been requested, once negotiations are finalised produce final copies for signature. This cost of this is shared between the landlord and tenant.
Inventory Checks - the landlord will pay for the compilation of the inventory, the cost of the check in and the Check-out at the tenancy end is shared by the landlord and tenant.
Renewal/Extension Agreements - Negotiating and agreeing a tenancy renewal between you and your landlord, including any special clauses or requirements which have been requested, once negotiations are finalised produce final copies for signature. This cost of this is shared between the landlord and tenant, paid for at the time of the renewal.
Tenant deposit - A deposit equivalent to a month’s rent plus £100 will be required to be paid at the start of the tenancy. This is subject to referencing.
|Tenant Referencing||This is charged for each tenant applying for the tenancy.||£120.00/person|
|Guarantor Referencing||Only if a Guarantor is required and charged for each Guarantor that is referenced.||£120.00/guarantor|
|Negotiating and agreeing Tenancy Agreement (Tenant share)||One off charge for the Tenancy Agreement preparation.||£210.00|
|Negotiating and Agreeing a renewal/extension to your tenancy (Tenant Share)||One off charge for each renewal/extension.||£114.00|
|Company Referencing||Company or Business reference fee||£300.00|
|Unfurnished Inventory Check (Tenants Share)||One off charge per tenancy.||£120.00|
|Furnished Inventory Check (Tenants Share)||One off charge per tenancy.||£144.00|
|Rent Arrears Letter||Cost of each rent arrears letter resulting from the rent not being paid, and remaining unpaid, and requesting payment.||£30.00|
|Breach of Tenancy Agreement Letter||Cost of each breach letter resulting from the tenant breaching the tenancy agreement and requesting that the breach be stopped and remedied.||£30.00|
|Change of Sharer||Fee to be paid where a Landlord agrees to an existing joint tenant’s request to leave the tenancy and replace with a new joint tenant, to include cost of referencing new tenant and replacement tenancy agreement.||£240.00|
|Payment into non UK Bank account||Fee to be paid to cover the additional cost of making a payment into a Non-UK based bank account.||£30.00|
You should be aware that the need for a guarantor may not become apparent until your referencing (including references for any joint tenants) has been completed, therefore any guarantor referencing fee(s) will only become payable should a guarantor be required.
Please ask us to explain these to you, once we know your circumstance and how many tenants are applying for the property you are interested in, we can confirm the fees that could become payable.