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Chester | Landlord & Tenant Info

Tenant Fees post 1st June 2019 (please see below)

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 Chester ‘the Agent’)

Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent
Deposit: 5 week’s rent

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 Bank of England Base Rate

For Welsh properties:
Payment for the late payment of rent £5 including VAT per day/ £12 including VAT penalty charge incurred per letter to manage arrears of rent
Payment for a breach of the tenancy agreement up to the prescribed limit

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.

Tenant Protection

Belvoir Chester is a member of SafeAgent which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme. You can find out more details on our website or by contacting us directly.
To view our certificate please click here.
 

Landlord Fees

Belvoir Chester is pleased to offer three levels of landlord property management to suit your requirements. Below is an outline of the landlord services we offer and the associated costs. Where indicated the costs can be negotiated:

We hold Client Money Protection through SafeAgent. To view our certificate please click here.

Fully Managed Property Letting Service for Landlords

  • Advertising on Rightmove, On the Market, Belvoir Chester Website and Office and Boards if applicable
  • Accompanied Viewings
  • Referencing of prospective tenants
  • Utility switch over
  • Prepare all tenancy agreements and documents
  • Register Deposit
  • Rent collection & monthly accounting
  • Rent arrears handling
  • Property inspections, periodically
  • Maintenance handling & co-ordination (contacting you before carrying out any works)
  • Dealing with overseas tax administration
  • Tenant’s breach of contract
  • Issuing Notices to Tenant
  • Final inspection
  • Re-letting process

CHARGES:

Management Fee: 12% + VAT (14.4% including VAT) *Negotiable depending on property and location

Marketing Fee (Including VAT) - £500

Rent Collection Service

  • Advertising on Rightmove, On the Market, Belvoir Chester Website and Office and Boards if applicable
  • Accompanied Viewings
  • Referencing of prospective tenants
  • Utility switch over
  • Prepare all tenancy agreements and documents
  • Register Deposit
  • Rent collection & monthly accounting

CHARGES

Management Fee: 10% + VAT (12% including VAT) *Negotiable depending on property and location

Marketing Fee (Including VAT) - £500 

Let Only Service

  • Advertising on Rightmove, On the Market, Belvoir Chester Website and Office and Boards if applicable
  • Accompanied Viewings
  • Referencing of prospective tenants
  • Utility switch over
  • Prepare all tenancy agreements and documents
  • Register Deposit
  • 1st Month Rent collection

CHARGES

One month's rent including VAT. Minimum charge £540 (including VAT)

 OTHER CHARGES

  • Duplicate Statements - £11 (including VAT)
  • Inventory Fee £70 to £120 (Including VAT) depending on property size
  • Renewal of Tenancy (if requested by Landlord) - £72 (including VAT)
  • Forwarding Post to Landlord (per batch) - £30 (including VAT)
  • Void Management (per week for 4 weeks in advance) - £60 (including VAT)
  • Professional Hourly Rate - £60 (including VAT
  • Preparation of Paperwork for Alternative Deposit Resolution Pre Pay Annually - £60 (including VAT)
  • Preparation of Paperwork for Alternative Deposit Resolution - £216 (including VAT)
  • Insurance Claim Handling Fee – 12% (inclusive of VAT) of cost of works before VAT
  • Withdrawal Fee (once verbal consent to commence marketing) - £240 (including VAT)
  • Withdrawal Fee (once verbal consent given to commence referencing) - £300 (including VAT)
  • Obtaining keys or cards for utility meters or clearing any debt from previous keys or cards (when first taking on property) - £60 (including VAT) per key or card
  • Cancellation Fee (if cancelling the Fully Managed or Rent Collection Service during the term of tenancy plus any extensions) - 84% of 1 month's rent (including VAT

We may also receive commissions from:

  • Contractors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Referencing Companies
  • Utility Providers and others

 

These Commissions will be included in the contractor invoice and can be up to 25% (including VAT) of the total invoice.


We hold Client Money Protection through SafeAgent. To view our certificate please click here.