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Basildon | Tenant Info

Tenant Charges

In addition to paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following payments permitted under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

Before the tenancy starts (payable to Belvoir ‘the Agent’)

Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent, for example a property priced £800pcm the one week holding fee would be £184.61. This would be offset against the future payment of a security deposit. This Holding deposit can legally be retained if the tenant provides false or misleading information, if they fail a Right to Rent Check, if the tenants(s) withdraw from the proposed agreement ( decide not to let for whatever reason) or fail to take all reasonable steps to enter an agreement ( ie: responding to reasonable requests for information required to progress the agreement) when the agent has done so.

Deposit: Capped at 5 week's rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000 or six weeks rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above.

During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)

For English properties:

Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above England Base Rate

During the tenancy if permitted and applicable

Utilities – gas, electricity, water and sewerage

Communications – telephone and broadband

Installation of cable/satellite

Subscription to cable/satellite supplier

Television licence

Council Tax

Other permitted payments

Any other permitted payments, not included above, for breaches of contract or under the relevant legislation including contractual damages. These may include reasonable costs or losses incurred for loss of keys, security devices and changes to the tenancy agreement or early termination, if the Landlord agrees they can be made, up to the permitted limits.

Company Lets £300.00 (plus VAT)

Tenant Fees for pre 1st June 2019 tenancies

Explanation of our tenant fees permitted under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 transitional provisions, where fees are written into existing tenancy agreements. These apply to all tenancy agreements granted or signed and executed before 31st May 2019, and can be charged up until 31st May 2020’

4.1.5 Pay a fee of £50 including any VAT being a 50% share of the costs and disbursements in relation to the preparation of the inventory and “check out” at the end of the tenancy. The other 50% to be paid by the Landlord.

4.1.6 Pay a fee of £25 including any VAT being the reasonable costs of the Landlord’s Agent for each letter the Landlord’s Agent, acting reasonably, has to send to the Tenant concerning breaches of the tenancy agreement.

4.1.7 Pay a charge of £25 including any VAT to the Landlord’s Agent for any payment presented to the Landlord’s Agent’s bank but returned, refused or re-presented by the bank for any reason. This fee will be payable for each presentation which fails.

Tenant Protection

We hold client money protection through UKALA. To see our certificate please click here.

Coronavirus Information


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