Tenants Fees

As a tenant, if you make an offer which is accepted by the Landlord then there will be some additional tenants fees to pay in order to secure your offer. The applicable tenants fees are as follows:

TENANT FEES SCHEDULE. Hunter Ashley Sales and Lettings believe in complete transparency in relation to our tenancy fees and detailed below are the fees you will incur in addition to the monthly rent for New Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST’s) signed on or after 1st June 2019:

We will require

  • Passport or photo driving license to identify you allowing us to comply with Anti Money Laundering Legislation
  • A utility bill dated within the last three months to confirm your current residing address.
  • Referencing form to be filled in to carry out a credit check
  • Landlord/Agent reference
  • The last 3 months of bank statements
  • Accountants letter for self-employed

Additional fees which may become payable to some applicants

  • In order to pass the credit score, you will need to be able to demonstrate an annual household income of at least two and a half times the annual rent.

HOUSING ACT TENANCIES (AST)

You can see all of the money and fees you’ll need to pay for Housing Act Tenancies (AST) listed below.

All our fees and charges are shown including VAT.

 

Description Charge
General fees and charges
Holding deposit Equivalent of one week’s rent, which will be put towards your first rent due on completion of the tenancy. The rules for how and when we withhold any funds from your holding deposit are set out in our Holding Deposit & PTAC advance payments explained.
Any tenancy agreement specially negotiated clauses agreed after the tenancy agreement has been signed Up to £50, or for any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50
Traditional deposit: annual rent less than £50,000 Equivalent to five weeks’ rent
Traditional deposit: annual rent £50,000 or more Equivalent to six weeks’ rent
Change of sharer Up to £50 for one new reference and providing a new tenancy agreement, or for any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50.
Early termination (at landlord’s discretion) All costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agent’s existing or re-letting fees.
Stamp Duty Land Tax Payable on tenancies where the rent (for the whole time a tenant stays in the property) exceeds £125,000.
Bank Charges There is no charge for payments to UK bank accounts, if you ask us to pay an overseas account we’ll charge £30 per payment.
Default fees and charges
Late, unpaid returned rent payments 3% above the base rate of Bank of England per annum, calculated daily.
Lost keys Any cost for the replacement of keys, fobs, security devices or associated items which have been lost, damaged or broken.

 

These charges are in line with Government regulations. If you have any queries your local lettings team will be able to help you.

 

NON-HOUSING ACT TENANCIES (NHA)

You can see all of the money and fees you’ll need to pay for Non-Housing Act Tenancies (NHA) listed below.

All our fees and charges are shown including VAT.

 

Description Charge
Pre Tenancy Application Charge (PTAC) The equivalent of one week’s rent or £600, which will be put towards your first rent due on completion of the tenancy. If you withdraw from the tenancy: Private tenancies – minimum of £300 per person. Company tenancies – a minimum of £600.
Tenancy paperwork £300 per tenancy for contract negotiation and arranging the tenancy
Company reference checks £120 per reference
Deposit Usually equivalent to six weeks rent or if you have a pet this will usually be equivalent to eight weeks.
Withdrawing from the tenancy Private tenancies – minimum of £300 per person. Company tenancies – minimum of £600.
Check-in and/or check out From £120 to £620 approx. Check your tenancy agreement to confirm who is responsible for paying this charge.
Call out services (inc out of hours) £60 per hour and/or you’ll have to pay the contractors invoice where your actions or lack of actions result in us or a contractor attending the property to remedy the situation.
Last minute cancellation or no cancellation of pre-arrange visits. £60 per visit and any contractor invoice. If you cancel an appointment less than 24 hours before, or we have arranged to visit your property and we can’t gain access.
Hourly rate £60 plus any replacement costs if we or the landlord have to replace any damaged or broken items, or return any fixtures or fittings to their original position, as per the inventory.
Any overseas payment charges £30 per payment. Unless you ask us to pay monies to a UK bank account instead.
Late/unpaid/returned rent payments £60 late payment charge and 3% above the base rate of Bank of England per annum, calculated daily.
Change of sharer £375
Additional sharer £75 if they change at the same time as the above
Renewal negotiation £180 for each renewal. If additional referencing is required we’ll also charge you £45 per reference.
Any tenancy agreement specially negotiated clauses agreed after the tenancy agreement has been signed. £180 each time a change is requested and agreed by the landlord
Early termination (at landlord’s discretion) All costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agent’s existing or re-letting fees.
Stamp Duty Land Tax This tax is payable on tenancies where the rent exceeds £125,000
Bank Charges There is no charge for payments to UK bank accounts, if you ask us to pay an overseas account we’ll charge £30 per payment.

 

 

 

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