Tenants

As a tenant it is important to ensure you receive a quality service both before and during your tenancy. At Samuel & Son we provide tenants with up-to-date and relevant information, competitive referencing and administration fees and, as members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and the Deposit Protection Service (DPS), you can be sure that we act within strict codes of conduct and your deposit money is protected. If the property is managed we provide a professional & friendly service with prompt attention to any problems at the property.

Samuel & Son Residential Lettings Department has produced a guide to inform tenants of the procedures and requirements relating to a typical tenancy taken through Samuel & Son. If you are unsure or you wish to clarify details, then please contact us for further explanation before arranging any viewings.

Link to Tenants Guide PDF

TENANT FEES

Fees can vary depending on the type and size of property. All tenant fees will be advertised against each individual property. In addition to the first month’s rent and the tenancy security deposit, the following fees will apply:

HOLDING DEPOSIT

A holding deposit, equivalent to a week’s rent may initially be required to secure a property, subject to the Landlords approval. This will then be deducted from either the first month’s rent or tenancy deposit.

TENANT REFERENCING FEE

Credit searches and references £75.00 per Tenant.

TENANCY ADMINISTRATION FEE

Preparation of Tenancy Agreement and documents £180 per property.

INVENTORY CHECK IN FEE (Tenant’s Share)

A contribution to the inventory and check-in will normally be charged. This fee will be charged according to cost and will vary depending on size of property.  Costs will be noted against each individual property where applicable.

 

Please note that all tenancy commencement costs - tenant fees, first month’s rent and tenancy deposit must be paid in cleared funds prior to the start of the tenancy and check in.

All rents are exclusive of council tax, electricity, gas, oil, telephone, water and sewerage charges - unless otherwise agreed.

Should the Tenancy not proceed monies will be retained in respect of one or all of the following:

  • Offer rejected due to unsatisfactory references - £75.00 per Tenant.
  • Withdrawal from the proposed tenancy by you after the offer has been accepted - full Holding Deposit to be retained.

OTHER FEES THAT MAY APPLY DURING THE TENANCY

Tenancy Extension/Renewal Fee £36.00

Addendum/change during tenancy at tenant’s request (such as pet addendum) £36.00

Additional Tenant Fee (to include referencing and checks and updating the tenancy agreement) £75.00

Abortive visit fee when a property or contractor visit is arranged and confirmed but cannot be carried out due to the Tenant not being present when agreed or refusing access £60.00

Inventory Check Out (paid at end of tenancy). The charge will vary depending on size of property between £60 and £102 for unfurnished.

Early termination fee payable when a tenant wishes to terminate the agreement prior to the end of the tenancy (in addition to terms agreed with the Landlord plus associated re-letting costs) £120.00.

ALL FEES ARE INCLUSIVE OF VAT AT 20%