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.

As members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), including their Client Money Protection Scheme, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and the Deposit Protection Service (DPS), you can be sure that we act within strict codes of conduct and your rent and 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, requirements, fees and costs relating to a typical tenancy taken through Samuel & Son, which willl be provided to all prospective tenants. If you are unsure about anyhting or you wish to clarify any detail, then please contact us for further explanation before arranging any viewings.

Click here to access out comprehensive Tenant Guide

GENERAL TENANT FEES AND CHARGES

Description

Charge

GENERAL FEES AND CHARGES

Holding Deposit

Equivalent of one weeks rent, which will be put towards your first rent due on completion of the tenancy.  Please read our Tenant Guide in full as it sets out the rules for how and when we withhold any funds.

Security deposit: annual rent less than £50,000

Equivalent to five weeks’ rent

Security deposit: annual rent £50,000 or more

Equivalent to six weeks’ rent

Change of sharer

Up to £50 for referencing and Right to Rent checks as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents or for any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50.

Any tenancy agreement specially negotiated clauses agreed/variation of contract after the tenancy agreement has been signed (tenant’s request)

Up to £50, or for any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50 to cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

Early termination

All costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agent’s existing or re-letting fees.  These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.

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.

PLEASE ASK US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR FEES AND CHARGES

 

The Government’s How to Rent guide serves as a helpful checklist for anyone searching for a house or flat to rent in England.  The guide provides you with a renting checklist and gives more detailed information on each stage of the renting process, including:

  • What to look out for before renting
  • Living in a rented home
  • What happens at the end of a tenancy
  • What to do if things go wrong

The latest version of the How to rent guide was issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government on 31 May 2019.
Click here to read the guide.