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Advice for fees involved in renting

Tenants - Fee Guide


Administration Fee


Per couple

Administration Fee


Per additional tenant

Guarantor Fee


Per guarantor

Rent, Advances and Deposits Varies Dependant on circumstances and landlord requirements


Renewal Fee


For 6 months

Renewal Fee


For 12 months

Changing tenant during tenancy


Referencing, negotiating with landlord and renewal etc.

Extra copy of Tenancy Agreement



Extra copy of Inventory



Sitting in fee


Per hour

Maintenance call out charge

£20 - £75

Where maintenance is tenants responsibility (for example, tenant calls to say lights not working but was just bulb needing changing)

Arrange maintenance fee

From £20 plus contractor cost

Where maintenance is tenants responsibility (for example tenant blocked kitchen drain and requested we unblock)

Dishonoured Cheque


Per cheque

Aborted property visit without notice


Includes booked inspections

Administration charge for any key cutting required


Doesn‘t include cost of key


1- 6 days late


Each reminder unles contact is made prior to rent becoming due and is not a regular occurrence

7-13 days late


Late/ Reminder Fee (charged regardless of reason and if contact has been made)

14 days late and more....


Late/ Reminder/Notice Fee (charged regardless of reason and a Section 8 notice served for rent arrears)



Cancelation of notice after giving your notice


Should a tenant not already be lined up for the property



If we have already got a tenant ready to move into the property

Overstaying after the expiry of your notice

Double rent

For the period of which you overstay your notice


Full rent for the whole month + £10 admin fee

If a potential tenant is lost due to your overstay

Not allowing access or discouraging tenant to take the property


Your notice is cancelled and you will still be liable for the rent and all other terms of your tenancy. Also, will have to pay admin fee

Pre vacate visit/inspection



Final inspection on unmanaged properties



Second final inspection after failed first final inspection



Administrating any deductions for damages/other costs which the tenant is liable after final inspection



Early release fee



Not cancelling a standing order after leaving the property