Tenant Fees

As members of ARLA Propertymark & The Property Ombudsman (TPO) we are a professional agency and transparent about our fees. 

 


Tenant Fees

In addition to paying rent for the property, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments:

Before the tenancy starts: 

  • Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent; and/or
  • Deposit: 5 weeks rent (or in the case of rental income of more than £50,000 per annum 6 weeks rent).

During the tenancy:

  • Payments to other third parties: such as Council Tax, utilities or payments for communications services;
  • Default Charges: such as payments for the replacement of lost keys or interest on overdue rent; and   
  • Tenancy Transaction Charges: such as requests to vary or assign the tenancy.

Tenant Protection

Walton Robinson is a member of ARLA Propertymark which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman which is a redress scheme. You can find out more details on the agent’s website or by contacting the agent directly.

 

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 (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).

Security Deposit (per tenancy)

Five weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

Providing a reference to a former Tenant

£30 (inc. VAT) per reference supplied. To cover the costs associated with reviewing statement of accounts and previous inspections reflecting the manner in which the property was kept.

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 Device(s)

Tenants are liable to 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 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. 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)

Between £180 and £324 (inc. VAT) depending on the number of tenants involved. 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 all 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.

 

 

For more information please call the office on 0191 243 1000