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Guide for tenants

Guide for tenants

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We are frequently approached by applicants wishing to rent a property but are concerned or confused about the costs involved.  We like to be utterly transparent about these matters so have created this overview about costs facing tenants. 

Initial Fees and Deposits

Administrative fee - £220 +VAT per property, payable upon application 

Deposit - equivalent to 1 x the monthly rental cost, payable prior to ingoing.  

Prior to ingoing the prospective tenant(s) will be required to pay rent for the first month in advance.

A pet deposit may also apply to some properties that allow pets


Financial Responsibilities

  • Monthly rent (a standing order form will be provided)
  • Council tax
  • Utility bills (water, electricity and gas)
  • Telephone, internet and cable/satellite TV
  • Oil (if applicable)
  • Television licence
  • Contents insurance for personal belongings
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax on rents that exceed £125,000 cumulatively