Residential Tenant Fees

Including:

Pre-Tenancy

PAYMENT OF INTENT

When you apply for a tenancy, you will be required to pay a Holding Deposit equivalent to one weeks' rent. This Holding Deposit will be offset against the rent required before the commencement of tenancy. The payment formalises your intent to proceed with an application for a tenancy, subject to contract. Should the Tenant provide false or misleading information, fail a right to rent check, withdraw from the proposed agreement or fail to take all reasonable steps to enter an agreement, the Holding Deposit will be retained by JS. 

RENT

The normal method of payment is either calendar monthly or quarterly in advance, subject to negotiations. Please note that the rent is usually exclusive of telephone, gas, electricity, Council Tax and water rates, which are all the Tenant's responsibility. Please note that the initial payment for the first period of rent, the deposit and the charge for the Tenancy Agreement is payable before Check-In commences, and must be cleared funds in the form of a Bankers Draft or by direct payment to our account. We cannot accept personal cheques or cash for this initial payment.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

Equivalent to five weeks' rent, or six weeks’ rent if the annual rent exceeds £50,000.

CHECK-IN & CHECK OUT

We will follow the instructions of the Landlord in making arrangements for the inventory check-in. An Inventory check-in is conducted at the time of possession by an independent inventory clerk. The Landlord is responsible for the check-in and check-out charges. Possession is granted after such a check-in, which is conducted during office hours Monday - Saturday. The costs will vary depending on the size of the property. It is advised that the Tenant attend the check-in appointment.

 

During Tenancy

UTILITIES

All utilities except telephone and other telecoms must be transferred into the Tenant's name at the commencement of the term. If accounts have not been held during the last six months in the UK, it may be necessary to pay a deposit (approx. £100.00) to the Electricity Board and / or British Telecom or to pay monthly by Direct Debit. The Tenant is responsible for settling and closing all final utility accounts at the end of the tenancy.

EARLY TERMINATION

Should a Tenant wish to terminate the tenancy before the end of the term and the Landlord agrees, the Tenant will be liable to pay the rent until the term expires, or the property is re-let, whichever is earlier.

CHANGE OF TENANT

Should an individual Tenant wish to vacate the property and replace themselves with an alternative Tenant, they will be obliged to obtain written consent from the Landlord. Upon receipt of this consent the Agent will draw up a new Tenancy Agreement to be signed by all parties. An administration fee of £50.00 inclusive of VAT will be charged for this service. 

TV LICENCE

The Tenant is responsible for paying the licence fee in respect of the use of any television set in the premises during the Tenancy.

INSURANCE

It is the Tenant's responsibility to insure their own possessions.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON OUR FEES, PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF OUR LETTINGS TEAM

 

Jackson-Stops is an ARLA Licenced Member (www.arla.co.uk)

Client Money Protection (CMP) provided by RICS

Independent Redress provided by The Property Ombudsman

Regulated by RICS